Monday, March 24, 2014

Grounds For Sculpture...A Favorite Family Outing

So, this post will be heavy in pictures. The day was beautiful and so are my kids...which made it impossible to choose a bare minimum :).

This was right before we got caught by one of the groundskeepers and the kids were told not to climb on the sculptures.  Oops.
There were peacocks everywhere. 
The rock landscape was almost more interesting than the sculptures to these two.
Our silver surfer.
Ani Rose got her shoe and sock wet, so I took the sock off.  She still needed to show Da her wet shoe.
See, Da.  Right here.
It didn't stop her from dancing with Mommy.
Norrin read all the titles of the sculptures.  It was pretty cool.

Being silly at lunch.

My Norrin!
My Ani!
Ani Rose spent about 10 minutes at most in the backpack carrier.  She was a great independent explorer.

Ani made it a point to show me this sculpture's "nurses".

A peacock was waiting near our car to say goodbye.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Catching Up

Thanks to the unruly weather and the numerous illnesses raging through this mama, we've been very absent from this little blog. So, its time for a long overdue post. We've been keeping busy the best we can. The snow has kept us more housebound than we care to be. Add a stomach bug, an upper respiratory illness and shingles and its amazing we've been doing anything at all this winter. This has been the coldest, sickest, snowiest winter for us all. My home is the messiest its ever been, but the trade off is we're the closest we've ever been. Lots of snuggles, movie nights, crafty creations, baking, cooking, bubble baths, pajama time and the occasional adventure out in the world. So, without further ado...
Dressing up.

On the mend from the stomach bug.

Playing at Bouncing Off The Walls.

Lego building.

Relaxing with a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch...or "Crunchy Crunch" as Ani Rose calls it.

Chilling in pajamas for half the day.

Watching the snow fall for the thousandth time this year.

And one ice storm...just to mix it up a little.

Hair cuts...

And hair styles.

Meeting Clifford the Big Red Dog.

So, you see we haven't been missing for no good reason. We've been living life to the fullest...except when I had shingles. That was a nightmare. But the rest of the time has been busy and wonderful.