Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A little more snow than expected

 The weather service was predicting 1/2 to 1 inch of snow for us over the next few days.  Instead we have ten inches or so piled up and potentially more on the way.  Somehow it is very satisfying when the weather prediction is wrong, because deep inside we always doubted that they could predict it anyway.

Here is our snow-woman we made.  Emily says she is a little creepy, but I think she is regal.  The girls wanted to make her into a princess and previous versions had a crown, but their heads fell off.  I reinforced this one with a stick inside, but forgot a crown.

Our house in the snow.  We have three sidewalks leading to the house, plus the sidewalks around the block to shovel, which is the job awaiting me now.  
Even Kate came and played outside with us.  

Emily and her friend made a great snow fort in the Church parking lot that included tunnels and a protective wall.  

Friday, February 01, 2013

Annual Christmas Bowling

Bonnie and John gave us a gift certificate for bowling again this Christmas.  Either I am getting better, or luckier.  Kate rocked the roller bowler.
The only one that didn't bowl was Becca, but since she was happy to cheer us on.

 Colleen's technique is a hard drop and then a meander down to the pins that can be a strike or a split. 
 There is plenty of time for silliness while waiting your turn.
 Kate is getting better at taking pictures, which is great because now there are more pictures of Leila.  Usually she has the camera and so there are pictures of the kids and I, but not of her.  Man, she is cute.
Emily bought this coat with money she earned from babysitting the other kids.  She has always had her own sense of style.  She has grown up so much the last year.