I don't want to kill everyone's email inbox with so many photos....so doing this speedy post.
We had 8-10 inches of snow on Monday (which is a lot for our part of the world.) School was canceled and we had a wonderful family day.
Dean had SO MUCH FUN sledding. We spent about an hour and a half on the hill. Lots of friends in our neighborhood went out but lasted only about 30 minutes before heading in for hot chocolate and pancakes...Dean was serious about his sledding, so he and I spent another hour by ourselves before he was ready to go in.
It was such great fun to watch him....to see the thrill in his eyes and he sailed over the bumps on the hill....and then to watch the surprise on his face when he would get an extra good run and make it really far into the field. Great times!!
Addie was leading the pack of early-inners anxious for hot chocolate. She did really like running around and then trying her hand at skiing...how cute is that?? She enjoyed sledding (with her sitting in between my legs) but she didn't love waiting for her turn on the sled....standing around waiting is not her strong suit.
In the afternoon Dean and I made a huge batch of Aunt Jone's world famous :) chocolate chip cookies (since I tasted them nearly 9 years ago, it's the only recipe I use!!) Our family proceeded to eat the ENTIRE batch in just one afternoon...YUM!!
In the late afternoon/evening we watched the Super Bowl (recorded from the night before.) We must have watched that 100 yard touch down a dozen times...at DEAN'S insistence....the little man LOVES to watch football. He is a bit like his Grandpa Triplett and Uncles Jimmy and Matty.....he jumps up and down, questions all the calls and tells them all how they should be playing...LOVE IT!
I have lots of other pictures and layouts to upload, but remember, this is super extra light speed post.....so will have to wait!!
Will only be able to leave you with one of my first digital layouts and these pictures from the "obstacle course" the kids built the other day after school (they had every single plastic bowl, cup, and plate and all the metal mixing bowls laid out in course that they jumped over, rolled around, hopped along, and ran in between....all the while wearing bowls on there heads which they beat with big plastic soup ladles....ahh the joys of an active imagination!!!)
(layout created with Pencil Lines digital template!)
Oh...and did you notice the belts OVER the shirts....Dean insists belts (as cool as his) have to be worn over the shirt....if they are in the belt loops they just can't be seen!! And I hope you noticed his awesome "costume"....he comes right home from school and wants to "dress up" in a costume (which usually means some crazy combination of his pajamas!!)
It's gotta be said...LIFE IS GOOD!!!