Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Today, to prevent my children from A) sitting in front of the TV all day and B) wailing in my ear that they're BORED, I sent them on a photo scavenger hunt with the following list:

Dallin BIG, Dallin small, sun shining on leaves, something you made in the sandbox, the underside of something, 5 round things, part of a toy (up close), the whole toy, both of you, Adam smiling, someone running, something blue, a bug or a bird

They had a lot of fun, and here's what they came up with:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Snow Day

We live where it's like this in the winter.

It can get pretty chilly, but most days are sunny and nice. You see people dressed in a wide range of clothing, from sensible long sleeves and jeans to this:

It rarely dips below freezing and we never get snow. So we decided to drive to the snow for a day of snow play.

It was awesome!

We sped downhill on plastic saucers.

Adam even slid down by himself. Like this:

We built a tall snowman.

And a snow fort.

And hucked a lot of snow at each other.

And when we were done, we peeled off our snow boots, mittens, hats, coats, and bibs, and came back home.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year!

This year I will strive for greater patience, to be thoughtful more often, to learn more, and be more involved. I want to be healthy and nurture growth and light. I want to grow too. And I don't just mean like how I had to use an elastic band today to expand the waistline of my fat pants.