Friday, February 25, 2011

Heart Day

Yes, I know it's nearly two weeks later, but here are my guys on Valentine's morning. We started the day with heart biscuits, fruit, and other yummy stuff. That evening, we had friends over for dinner, play, and cookies! It was a good day!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Little Boy Heaven

Joshua caught a little snake this morning in our backyard. Here he is (in the 2nd pic) showing it off in his mobile snake habitat. This particular snake likes to burrow, so Joshua filled a bag with nice dirt and leaves and put the snake in it. Last I checked, he was still carrying it around. :)
Micah is busy hunting for snail shells and collecting them in the "home" he made for them. Yesterday, he actually found a live snail and observed it crawling and sliding around for most of the afternoon. This morning Micah informed me that he was on the hunt for snails and slugs and the he was going to have the most snail shells of anyone in the whole world!
P.S. In case you were wondering, the stack of concrete blocks beside Micah is actually a "Gecko Trap", built by Joshua before we had all of the snow. Good times!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Last of the Snow...Hopefully are the last snow pictures that I'm going to post. That is, unless it decides to snow again.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lego Mania

You may wonder how we survived our many days of cold, snowy weather. Well, whether you were wondering or not, I'll tell you the answer. LEGOS! The boys would pour out their Legos and build every single day. The table was covered in Legos. The floor was covered in Legos! They had a great time, and are still creating! (For those gifted in grammar, should their be an apostrophe in Legos??)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Second Time Around

Now that we are on snow/ice #3, I'm behind on getting pics posted from snow/ice #2. Here are a couple of my favorites. I'll post more later. :)

Must Love Dogs

Before Neil and I got married, which by the way has been nearly 10 years ago, he made it clear that if I didn't like dogs, then we shouldn't get married. Well, I like dogs (usually), obviously we got married, and we've had our fair share of dogs. Of all the dogs we have had, Ziva is by far the craziest. Don't get me wrong. She is a good dog. But her intensity level is off the charts. She is always looking for something to retrieve and/or play with. Her favorite item of choice is a sock. If she can't find a sock, then a glove will do nicely, which is what she has in her mouth in the above picture. :) Since we have had an extended winter, gloves have been plentiful around our house. On the upside, I never have to worry about losing a sock or glove, as Ziva will make sure to find them and bring them to me!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011


We've been learning about elephants this week during school. They are fascinating animals. Since it has been freezing cold outside, we've been playing with lots of clay and play dough. These elephants were fun to make. We read the book Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Jones Prince. It tells the true story of how after the Brooklyn Bridge was finished, and people were unsure of it's stability, P.T. Barnum paraded 21 elephants across the bridge to show it's strength. These are our elephants on parade!

Ice Days

I almost titled this post "Snow Days". But that wouldn't be accurate, since we mostly have ice! We have been slipping and sliding all over the yard and street. And we've been COLD the whole time. I've been surprised, though, how often the boys have gone out to play. They just layer up and go out for a few minutes at a time. :) Good times, but I am SO ready for warmer weather!