January 30, 2009
Wednesday morning we got out before the snow got too deep for our little car. We stopped once so John could help dig out a lady's car which had slid into a snow bank. We learned long ago to always have a shovel in our trunk!
After we returned home, John had a home project to do. He put in a new outlet in our bathroom so that we could run the space heater in there without the power going out. Warmth! After lunch, we headed out again. This time we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house to enjoy some company, games, and a warm wood-burning stove. I love watching the fire.
It wasn't until nearly the boys' bedtime that we headed home and discovered that our street had not been plowed yet. John pushed our car to get it going at the corner then just jogged home while I kept the car moving through the deep snow. When we got to our driveway, John got out and starting shoveling. When I started to get out to help, Josiah said he wanted to help shovel too. Of course, Nathan chimed in then, "I wanna shobel." So everyone but Noah got a shovel and started clearing the driveway (and whatever other snow pile looked like fun). Noah did not appreciate waiting in the warm car. After a lot of pushing and digging we got the car into the drive. Our neighbors came across the street to help us with the final push.
While we were stilling shoveling a path to the door and visiting with the neighbors, Nathan had the scooter out and was trying to ride it through the 5 or 6 inches of snow on the sidewalk. I wish I had gotten a picture of it!!
Snow always seems to bring adventure.
January 27, 2009
There's not much room in here.
The first stop for Nathan was the giant bubble maker. I don't think he made one that lasted more than a second but he had a lot of fun trying.
The water table may be the all-time favorite. You can build dams and waterways and race the boats and ducks to the end of the table. Josiah made a reservoir too.
The grocery store was a great time. They all had fun collecting things for the basket. Nathan was frequently spotted trying to taste the "veggies." Josiah showed us how to work the scanner and scale. You may notice marks on their face now. Yep, there are face paints here too.
January 22, 2009
I've been playing with Josiah's new birthday present. He received a "Little Shots" digital camera which can record silent videos as well as take regular pictures. Now I want a new battery for my video camera more than ever! I'm sure I'll be downloading massive amounts of pictures and video for Josiah and probably myself too. :0)
Noah has mastered the steps!
January 20, 2009
Nathan gives Josiah a little help blowing out the candles.