I’m woefully behind on here, aren’t I? Suffice it to say my last week has been taken up with looking after sick girls. I myself came down with it on Friday. Button finally got it this evening (fever, nasty cough, runny nose) so we’re looking at another week or so of quarantine.
Looking on the bright side, we’ve had some fun here at home. Squeaky beat me at Candyland three times in a row on Sunday. She also beat me at Guess Who. She’s pretty competitive- I wonder who that came from….?
We took the opportunity to go outside yesterday and today- the weather was very mild and the girls loved playing in the snow.
Here Button is playing with a little friend who lives nearby.
The best part about getting cold and snowy outside is coming in! The girls drank hot chocolate from mugs. They were pretty excited.
I’ve included a few extra pictures of Winnie because it occurred to me while looking through our pictures that her face is changing a lot. I hadn’t noticed until now. She is really starting to lose her baby look.
And finally, here is me on the first day of adding things back into my diet. Rice never tasted so good. So far I’ve only added rice and milk (and white cheese) back. The milk and cheese are suspect as I have a killer headache tonight and some uncomfortable feelings in my tummy.
Having so much snow makes it seem Christmasey here. So we started decorating our house. The girls were so excited. I think they were especially excited to see the stockings, which to them means candy. We got out our Jesse Tree early this year to compensate for our early departure for Christmas vacation in December. These pictures are of the girls helping set it up last week. We started tonight with the story of God creating the world.
This was Winnie’s first time helping decorate the tree.
Then we put up a garland on our staircase. These two did a great job and only fought a little… 🙂
Winnie wasn’t too thrilled with standing on the step. I think she was scared.
Here she is sorting through the decorations and overseeing the decorating of the garland.
Here is Squeaky and the Jesse Tree in December 2006:
Ok, this makes me sort-of sad and melancholy, here she is now in 2008, where’d my little chubby cheeked baby go? How does that even happen?
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It has been snowing for nearly three days, I think. It probably stopped for briefs intervals, but whenever I’ve looked out it has been billowing by the window.
The guys all go out and shovel. No sooner do they get all the shoveling done and we’re hit with another huge amount of snow and out they go again.
Here’s Winnie trying Cheerios. She is holding them tightly in her tiny little fist.