Jaded Optimist

Mothering, making, and generally blathering on

Snowpocalypsette January 19, 2012

Filed under: Kids — bonniep @ 10:14 pm

Here is M on New Year’s Day, admittedly a bit underdressed:


And here she is on Sunday:


Yes, we finally got some snow here—in fact more than some. Enough for four straight snow days from school (Monday was a holiday) and some serious snow fun. My work schedule has been trashed though and I am really hoping for some rain to melt the snow this weekend!

Sunday was just the start, but even when you can see grass our side lawn is sleddable.


Ohmygoodness, isn’t she adorable in that hat?


Tuesday-Thursday was the real snow though (plus ice storm! It isn’t Seattle without an ice storm!)


Minimal plowing + house on a hill = street sledding!


And how about this one in her hat?? (knit by me…)


Oh—see that new tooth? In the space where *3* teeth should be? Phase 1 of orthodontia starts in February. C is super excited, but we’ll see how long that lasts once the roof of the mouth expander is actually in.

We got in lots of outside time, C and I sewed up a storm, and there has been hot cocoa with marshmallows. But today was pretty icy, we are running low on food supplies, and M had a bit of a sledding accident today, so at least one of us is ready for a return to normal. And to the gym.


More Christmas January 1, 2012

Filed under: Family,Kids,knitting — bonniep @ 10:08 pm

Saw the Nutcracker 2 days before Christmas and although M fell asleep for the last 20 minutes I believe we all enjoyed it. C suckered G into getting her a Nutcracker doll; not to be outdone her friend got a doll and a stuffed animal. But who posed more accurately?


Racing down the stairs on Christmas morning (they were told they could get us up after 7:00 am. They were in our room at 7:01. Thanks for the extra minute, I guess).


I think American Girl should maybe just take a deduction from our paychecks. Sigh. But they do love them all.


(You can’t quite tell, but one of the dolls is in a wheelchair, a Santa gift much enjoyed).

Uncle D gave the girls a goo bath for Christmas, H2Goo I believe, which turned the bath water into a weird, gooey mess. Much enjoyed by both. Clearing it out of M’s ears, not so fun.


If what all those pictures make you think is Gee, someone needs a haircut, fear not. They both went in after Christmas and are much improved.


Er, that wasn’t the shot I meant to share, let’s try this one.


Girls! Let’s see your best smiles!


I tell you, taking these pictures ain’t easy. Far too much hugging, for one thing.


Well, these will have to do.


(Post Frog and Toad performance, with C showing off a sweater I made her this year.)