Friday, March 25, 2011

Snow Day

If you know me, you know I'm not a HUGE fan of the snow or cold weather.  I just don't love it.  It is inconvenient at best and mostly a pain in the booty.  I don't like shoveling snow or sweeping the snow off my car.  I don't like my shoes getting snowy or wet when it turns to slush.  I don't like being cold and when the wind picks up on a snow day, brrrrrrrrrrr.  It's just not my favorite.

But for some reason, I like going out in it with my boys.  I do have fun throwing a snowball at them.  I like watching them get excited about it (especially my little guy).  I enjoy their enthusiasm.

This snow pic was from about a week ago.  Canon built a baby snowman.  Complete with carrot nose and stick arms.  He ate the carrot right away.

This is from today.  The boys built a "snow fort" and then had to climb on top of it and act all tough!

They do make me smile, in spite of the snow!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Q and U Wedding

My youngest is in kindergarten.  Those clever kindergarten teachers have come up with this REALLY cute way to teach the kids about how Q and U go together in most words.  They have Q and U get married.

It is a BIG deal.  I mean really big deal.  The whole school attends the wedding.

The girls are Q's (because ladies are first).  Sorry I didn't take a picture of the girls.  I wasn't thinking.  I was so focused on getting pictures of my little guy.

The boys are U's.  They all have to dress up (because it is a formal occasion).

Then they play wedding music and the boys and girls walk in.  Arm-in-arm they walk up to the stage.  The principal conducts the ceremony and reads this really cute story with lots of QU-words in it.  The Q's have to say "I do" and then the U's have to say "I do."  Then the wedding is over and they all walk out.

Then comes the reception (yes, I'm serious).  They have a wedding cake - with Q and U on top of course.  And then after cake they have dancing.  So cute to watch the boys boogie down!  It was the highlight of my day/week.

Here are the boys getting lined up (girls are on the other side of the stage).

Here's my son NOT smiling for me.

Here's him NOT smiling again.

Here's how he looks when it's NOT me taking the picture.
(You can get an idea of what the girls looked like from the little girl behind Kieron.  They had cute little veils and flowers!)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

So Good To Be Home!

I did not abandon my blog.  I was in Australia for 2 weeks and it took me a week to recover from the trip home!

Australia was AWESOME!  The boys did so well on the trip there, while we were there, and on the trip home.  We all had so much fun seeing crocodiles, feeding crocodiles, holding crocodiles, petting a wallaby, seeing and holding snakes, feeding fish at high tide, swimming in the hotel pool, swimming in the wave pool, walking around Darwin, riding the Croc Bus, and SO MANY other fun activities.  I really could spend the next few weeks blogging just about my trip.  I may make a few posts as I'm going through my pictures and such.  But for now, I'm going to just post a couple pictures and call it good.

Baby croc (about a year old)
The wallaby fur feels a lot like a soft cat or dog.

Feeding the fish at high tide.

The trip home was the hardest part.  We were all so tired when we arrived at LAX.  I think it took me 2 full days to feel "normal" again.  But it was all so worth it and we really had an experience of a lifetime!

I'm very glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed again!  The boys go back to school tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to the routines of the week again.

Our family (or maybe just me) has a passion for bowling.  Amazing how the bowling shoes in Australia look just like the goofy bowling shoes in America!