Sunday, January 24, 2016

More Snow!

The big blizzard that hit a big chunk of the Mid-Atlantic managed to graze us a little. We woke up the first morning to snowflakes coming down, but that afternoon, it changed over to sleet. Still, it came down heavy and the kids wanted to go out in it. 

 This was Irene's first time getting to go out on her own in it and she had fun with it. :)

 Later, we went out across the street to try out the sledding hill.
 The sleet didn't pack, but it was still slick enough for us to have fun.

 Emma wasn't particularly happy about going down on her own.
 But she went!
 Irene wanted to go, too!

 The sleet continued throughout the day and into the night, eventually changing over to a little more snow the next morning.
It made the sledding that much more fun!

 Both Emma and Irene went down on their own again.

 But they needed help getting back up every time. They're getting awfully heavy. ;)
 Rebecca thought this would be a perfect opportunity to get out her snowshoes and go for a walk to Bestway for a few groceries. 
Even though it was more ice than snow, it was still great to get a little winter weather. We're hoping for more!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

First Snow 2016

The kids have been asking and asking when we would get some snow. I kept telling them we'd be lucky to get any this year, so it was ironic that only 2 days later, we woke up to the snow falling and sticking!
 It was above freezing, so the snow was pretty wet and easily packed. 
 They set right to work building a little snowman.

"Yay, snow!"

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy Birthday Emma!

Our sweet little Emma Lee has turned 4! To celebrate, we had a party at the Little Gym, where she just loves to go. We invited a couple of her friends to come and go crazy for an hour. 

 The kids got to play on all the equipment


They had a couple of helpers there to organize a few fun games and do some special activities.

They ran and played with balls.  

They played with the parachute.
 They got to roll over the "big wheel"

and tumble down the wedge. 
 And they got to play on their favorite - "The bouncy bed" - as Emma calls it.

 Irene was the funniest. She would bounce down, 
 get to the end, 
 and "Superman" right off the end
 and onto her face.

We went with a smiley face for a cake after Emma picked out the big smiley face balloon for her birthday. Her Grandpa always gives them little toys with a smiley face and "Smile! God Loves You!" on them, so we think it reminded her of him. 
 Everyone had such a great time and we were so happy that we were able spend a wonderful afternoon with everyone celebrating my Pumpkin's big day!