Sunday, January 30, 2011

more distraction

Here's something else to distract you from the fact that I'm not blogging much.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Winter Fun

Last week, Kate and I went with friends to the skating rink, and it was great. Kate's been on ice skates a few times, mostly on ponds when the weather's cold enough. She has to be so bundled up that she can barely move. She's not steady enough on her feet to be on her own, so someone usually has her propped up from both sides, and her feet tend to swing about like a ragdoll. Makes taking pics pretty hard.
But the ice rink was different. We didn't have to wear a snowsuit and she finally started to get the idea. By the end, she was towing me around the place by both hands. And this week, we took Nona and Papa with us, which made all the difference in the world. There was someone to take half the weight, and someone to take the pictures.

The only problem with the rink would be Katy Perry blaring Teenage Dream as we skated. We are unsteady enough on skates, so leaning down to try and hear what Kate's talking about could cause a wreck. Oh, and the fact that there is a snack bar, so we have to stop pretty frequently for popcorn and M M's.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

snow man blues

My Katie loves playing in the snow, and there has been no shortage this year. However, we've yet to have a really good snow man snow. It's been so cold that the snow stays dry and light. The really good wet stuff you need for construction is missing. So we've been skating and sledding, and made snow angels, but every time, when we are done, I hear, "But when will we build a snow man?"

Here's how she takes out her frustration:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year

I've been doing my annual clean up from Christmas, find places for things, start knitting projects thing. While it's quite a satisfying thing for me to do, it's not terribly interesting to blog about, so here are some pics instead:
Christmas Morning
Little Santa
Oh My Gosh
Just what I wanted.