Thursday, February 25, 2010

Luke - when he grows up

Luke's preschool class had a day where everyone dressed up. They were to dress up for what they wanted to be when they grew up.

As we were discussing this with Luke he declared that he would dress up like Spiderman. I attempted to clarify that it was dress up but for a job he wanted he when was older. He changed his mind and wanted to be a pirate. I told him that pirates where just in the books and movies. Carter then piped up and told Luke that he saw pirates on the news and they were real. I declared a no for the pirate. Luke then decided to be Batman.

Finally we settled on President. He was ready with his tie, Presidential Seal pin and even a White House dog (this is Barney from the Bush's). Of course, he was off to preschool so he did wear his sneakers for running.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


The boys Valentine's adventure started off with a scavenger hunt throughout the house. Each heart had a clue as to where the next heart would be and Brayden held the final heart and surprise!

Then boys had a special Valentine's breakfast complete with heart sprinkles a top the pancakes made by daddy.

Later we made some Valentine's cookies. It was a sugar filled day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

It sure looks pretty

Our road...what you can't see a road? We haven't either for many days (photo from our neighborhood down the road).

But check out the two posts below about how were are doing.

I think Luke said it best...

He was walking down the steps, talking to himself (which he does). He did not see me sitting at the computer. I watched him look outside. He let out a big sigh and shoke his hands in disgust and muttered to himself, "I am sick of this, just sick of this."

The snow from the outside

Where to start with snow like this...
Snow storm after snow storm.

It started with a storm that brought 36 inches of snow to Waterford. The 2nd storm brought about another 16 inches but hard to tell because it came with ferocious winds that caused drifts that where many feet high.

The roads around Waterford have been closed so the plows for the development are no where in sight.

Jeremy's ATV plow cannot do drifts that are 5ft nor can a regular snow plow so we waited on special trucks to come in.

The snow has been so deep that Jeremy opted for his waders when working diligently to clean the snow.

Carter and Luke trekked outside for some fun.

Had lunch in their snow fort.

Jumped off the snow mounds.

The dog loves the snow. Luke said she looks like a carousel, going up and down and up and down. She finds the highest pile of snow and sits there like king of the mountain.

Jeremy cooked up some dinner after digging out the grill.






Brayden was outside in spirit, he was showing his support with his snow removal shirt.
And I was there, taking pictures of it all.

The snow from the inside

We have done just about everything we can think of to pass the time. Carter and Luke played the Wii and watched lots of movies.

What to do with little boys who have snowed in for over a week?!

Games, just about every game we own.
Puzzles, lots and lots of puzzles.

They dressed up...

Put on a show for us.

Taught them how to properly vacuum.

They built forts, requiring lots of pillow and blankets. I let them put the portable DVD player in a fort.

We hosted a neighborhood snowed in potluck and movie exchange. A chance to have actual human contact.