It appears that Madison has found a new napping spot.
Month: January 2018
Alex got “light savers” (his words) for Christmas. The boys were having a little too much fun with them so I sent them outside.
Evidently patient Kaitlyn has a hurt finger. Dr. Teague thinks the best treatment is to cut it off. Don’t worry. He says it won’t hurt.
Settling in for nap (or maybe not).
Teague loves anything with wheels (or treads). Wade offered to let him help snowblow and Teague was so excited. They made a path through our backyard for Alex and Jadon and then kept going till Teague got tired (which never happens).
Alex being Alex.
Teague got a subscription to Raddish kids for Christmas. Today his first box arrived and he was super excited to check out the new recipes.
Kaitlyn found these “cow boots” in the latest batch of clothes we inherited from Mackenzie. She has worn them daily – with dresses of course.
It’s official. Ben is losing his hair. The good news is he should only look like a bald man for a short time. I already see new hair beginning to grow.
This worked out well for everyone.
Wade and I walked in to find this exact scene in the kitchen. We died laughing. We’ve obviously driven Alex to drinking.
New Legos for Christmas.
Kaitlyn has been begging to play with this Nativity set all Christmas. I told her when I was packing up Christmas she could play. Today I packed up Christmas and she has played.
Ben is starting to focus on people and items. Today he loved watching his toys swing back and forth.
Rarely do I think it is too cold to play in the snow. Today was definitely one of those days. We have older windows in our house and often get condensation on them, but this is the first time we’ve had ice crystals. The kids really wanted to go outside to play so I got them all dressed and went outside to take a few pictures. Kaitlyn wanted to come in immediately. Alex wasn’t too far behind – check out his cheeks! I had to drag Teague in eventually, but he would sit outside and eat snow all day long. We spent the rest of the day watching movies, reading books, and doing a little baking.
The kids were out of school again today but there is no more snow expected. It is insanely cold so we basically dressed up to go outside and take a picture.
(The kids are standing in front of the fence between our driveway and our neighbor’s house. Normally they wouldn’t be able to reach anywhere near the lattice, but Wade blew most of the snow on our driveway next to the fence.)
Baby belly button!
Dad’s got this.
Watching the snow fall.
Start them early with the chores – folding laundry.
We got hit by a winter storm bomb. I have never heard this term before so I looked it up – bombogenesis” criterion – an ominous-sounding term frequently used in the winter to describe powerful low-pressure systems that intensify rapidly. To be classified as a weather bomb, or having undergone bombogenesis or “bombing out,” the central pressure of a low-pressure system must drop at least 24 millibars within 24 hours.
For us that meant 10-12 inches in about 24 hours. Everyone was home from work and school and it was gorgeous to look out my window. The wind was a little scary sometimes but we never lost power.
The sweetest lady in Memphis makes the kids gingerbread men and they quickly get gobbled up.
Yay! I think he likes the mini-bathtub.
We have numerous crafty people in the family and that usually means fun and interesting Christmas presents. Not only did the kids get marshmallow guns from Uncle John and Aunt Louise, but they also got cool wooden cups. We used them for snack today and the kids loved it.
Our 9 hour drive took us almost 14- due to many, many reasons. The kids were awesome and read, played iPad, and slept – sometimes at the same time. My favorite was when the big boys actually took a nap together.
After our first day driving last week, we realized letting the kids have unlimited iPad time all day might not be a good thing. When we stopped for the night, Teague had such a sore neck that he was crying in pain. Now we have mandatory breaks during the day.
The new iPads for Christmas have been the perfect gift.
Sometimes you just don’t want to take a nap.
Ben has been an excellent traveller and spends almost all day napping as we drive.
The award for most creative napping position goes to Teague!
Why not have donuts for a bedtime snack?
Morning snuggles before we get on the road for home.
Teague is almost always my “yes” guy. Anything from taking Madison outside, going to get a diaper, to reading his sister a book. He almost always is happy to help out when asked. Today Kaitlyn wanted to hear the stories in the new book, but all the grownups were busy packing the car.