This weekend the boys had piano lessons with Granna…
James had piano homework (I’m hopeful he always loves homework this much)…
We made rainbow popcorn for St. Patrick’s day:
And J dressed up for dinner:
The boys tested if ice makes dirt soft:
And my wildflowers are blooming:
And my tulips are amazing!
The boys learned how to fish at Cub Scouts:
And we watched a ton of March Madness basketball and J defied all brackets and picked UMBC with the ultimate upset. B and his co-workers are still in disbelief.
Right now we are living in the in between. Sometimes warm, sometimes cold. Sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny. Sometimes chili, sometimes salad. And sometimes that’s all in one day. So I’m running in and out to protect my tulips and daffodils, who have decided to shine this week:
And we’re making chili and cornbread on the rainy days:
And riding bikes and jumping on trampolines in between rain storms:
It may still be winter, but I can feel spring right around the corner!
At the boys’ book fair this week, A purchased an Auburn cookbook. I didn’t think I could love him more and then he goes and buys a cookbook so that we can cook together. This weekend we tried our first recipe from the cookbook: lemon bars.
He did all the slicing:
And helped clean-up:
And once they were baked and cooled we had lemon bars for dessert!
He did a great job!
After several bouts I’d sickness and non stop rain, we dodged the rain drops to get outside again:
Happy Wednesday! And Happy Valentines Day!
In the mysteriousness that is living in the south we went from this:
In this warmer air we did some birdwatching:
And a little bit of snoozing:
It’s still freezing here, we had a bit of a reprieve this weekend, in the form of 33 degrees. The boys bundled up and headed out in the frigid temps to at least be outside for a few minutes. Definitely a far leap from the seventy degree temperatures we had last January.
Despite the frigid cold we bundled up to run some errands, at Home Depot:
B is working on a fancy metal earth R2-D2:
And when the boys aren’t braving the cold:
They’re lounging with the pups! And that’s a bit of our life lately.
One night while we were driving to J’s basketball practice we had the following conversation:
J: Do you think a wild wolf would come to our house sometime?
me: I don’t think so, why?
J: Because there’s one that lives in our neighborhood, and I want a wild wolf to come to our house so I can pet it.
me: ok, how do you know it lives in our neighborhood?
J: I saw it.
me: when? I didn’t see one.
J: You wouldn’t see him, he’s too sneaky for you to see. My friend at school has a wild wolf.
me: Really? Who?
J: You don’t know him, he’s always on vacation.
me: Then how do you know him if he’s always on vacation?
J: Because he goes to my school.
Henceforward, J is now obsessed with wild wolves (which yes, I know all wolves are wild, but this is his term). He’s obsessed with reading about wolves, seeing one outside, and for his birthday I have a little plan of a wild wolf (of the not real kind) appearing.
Here are some of his favorite wolf items!
Link has been hanging out:
We checked the Galaxy of Lights off our Christmas to do list:
I’ve started baking some holiday treats:
We’ve been shuffling between basketball games and practices:
I’ve got hot cocoa ready to go for movie night:
And A went hiking with his Cub Scout den:
And that’s a bit of our life lately!
I’m going to preface this by saying, this is not an advertisement for Chatbooks, nor am I getting paid by them, ha! I just had to share one of my favorite things from the past month. My sister started getting these several months ago, and after looking at all of her books, I was hooked. It’s going to take us forever to get caught up with my instagrams, but the boys were so excited when these came in the mail, it’s going to be such a fun surprise every month when they arrive.
It was also a great way to put all of our photos together from our recent Disney trip! It’s awesome to have actual photo books to look at, and the boys’ enjoyment over these shows me that our world has not gone completely digital. Love them!
This weekend we picked out a new Christmas tree, since ours was nine years old and the lights didn’t work in the middle…
After much deliberation we finally decided on the perfect one:
No, not that one…it was almost ten feet tall.
Then we headed to meet up with my sister, Mom, niece, and nephews to purchase items for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child:
It was a little crazy with five kids, but we managed to get everything:
Then on Saturday I took A to march with the Cub Scouts in our local Veterans Day Parade:
Afterwards we ran by Starbucks:
And then headed to a birthday party:
On Sunday we took a lazy day, since J hasn’t quite gotten over his nighttime cough he’s been dealing with for a week:
And got ready for the up coming week! Happy Monday!