Monday, February 3, 2014

Snow Fun and Videos!

We had our third highest snowfall on record for the month of January this year. We got over 30 inches of snow in one month!! Ben said he feels like all he does is shovel! Side story about our shovel: I am very proud of it! It was one of the last shovels left in the city after the blizzard of 2011. I search high and low for it and finally talked Home Depot into selling their own store's shovel to me! It had a crack in it but I got a good deal and we have definitely gotten every last penny out of it!
So...snow. We got more this weekend. We haven't been able to enjoy the snow too much because we've had these terrible cold snaps and I am not about to send my boys outside when it's -2 or worse! Thankfully, it was 30 degrees on Saturday and in the afternoon I told the boys to go outside and get some of that energy out!! Eliana went out, too, for a bit but she gave up and went in before I whipped the camera out.
They decided to dig a tunnel...

Zakkai working on one end...

And Samuel on the other!

He's so cute with his missing tooth! He is about to lose another one AND he is about to turn 7. I can hardly believe it. In our minds, he's still 5....

Concentrating hard! They got stuck with some ice in the middle.

Hoping to meet in the middle eventually!

Yesterday for lunch I made bread bowls for the first time with Broccoli Cheese Soup! Aren't they cute?  I have always wanted to make bread bowls and I found a fairly easy recipe on pinterest. I mixed up the dough before church and let it rise while we were gone. They rose a lot higher than I intended so next time I would make them a little smaller and make mini ones for the kiddos.

All in all, though, I was impressed! And it tasted good, too:)

Eliana is our little Canary Bird. She clams up and gets really soft-spoken when we are out in public but at home? She sings and sings and SINGS all day long! She sings real songs and songs she makes up. Or a combination of both!

She was so wild after church for some reason and was running around and around our house singing at the top of her lungs! Video to follow...

Ben has been working so much lately so when he is home, you can almost always find one of our little people hanging on him like this.....We all are happier when we can all be together!

Her hair is getting so long!

She pointed her bossy little finger at me and said, "YOU need to stop taking pictures!"

Silly boy!

And here's our wild girl; for proof that she does talk even if she pretends not to in public....Please excuse the mess. Things completely fall apart on the weekends! And that's what I am working on undoing now....(after my blogging break...)

Have a great Monday!


Grandma W said...

E can definitely be a little chatter box. When she was here at Christmas I had the most fun with her talking about what Dora's monkey Boots likes to eat. It is nice that the temp has been ok for the boys to play in the snow. I did not know Z was missing a tooth! And - the bread bowl looks absolutely delicious. Stay Warm. Love to all. Praying.

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