Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Crafts

Ryan had a homework assignment to create a valentines day box. This box will be used for collecting valentines from his classmates. With the assistance of our circut we cut out a copious amount of hearts, stuck them on his box and, splattered them with mod podge. What started out as a Dryel container, in just a few hours time, was magically transformed into the most beautiful valentine collection container this town has ever seen.

Superbowl Party

We were actually really excited to watch the Superbowl this year. This is a first for us at our house. Neither of us are football fans and have never followed the sport. For some reason this year we did, and we did it together as a family. C and I would each pick a team to cheer for and we would watch. I have to admit it was fun. I would never sit down and watch a game by myself, (BORING!) but together it was actually fun. We watch all the way through the playoffs and we were excited about the teams going to the big game. I had picked the Saints and C was pulling for the Colts.
The day of the big game we made a big deal out of it. Planned a family Superbowl party. I made all kinds of traditional football game foods. (being snowed in and bored and all I had plenty of time on my hands).
I made White Chicken Chili,BBQ Wings, and 7-layer dip. For desserts I made Raspberry Cheesecake Bars (see the cooking blog for the recipe...yes Wendy, I fixed the ingredient list Sorry!) and Karli's Choc PB Cookies. (delicious!)
Ry wasn't really into the football game, but he did watch some of it. Mostly he was excited about the cookies as you can see...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Big Snow

This is why I had to cut my trip to Lisa's short. I think the pictures speak for themselves. I got home after midnight on Thursday/Friday morning. And it's a good thing I did because it's now Monday and the airports are still mostly closed. As of today a few flights have gotten in. Our neighbor, again very kindly plowed our driveway and we will forever be in his debt. It's just so much snow.
My work was closed Monday and it will be closed again tomorrow. They are calling for 5 to 10 more inches of snow to come Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning. If that happens I wonder when I'll be back to work. I'm not complaining. Ry and I had fun today working on a Valentine's Day project. We'll see what we get into tomorrow. Hope everyone else is have a wonderful winter!

Daddy had to work on Friday night when the snow first started falling. This was one of his calls.

****UPDATED I woke up Wednesday morning to another foot of snow! This is so crazy! It feels like it is never going to stop.****

Monday, February 8, 2010


Ryan and I had a great time visiting Lisa and her family in AZ. We also got to see Linny and Linc before they left town. It was so fun watching the cousins play together. It was especially great to see that new baby. He is so sweet. I'd share some pictures of him, but I didn't seem to come home with any. I got a few of the kids though....
Ryan waiting for Linny to pick us up from the airport.
Ry and A playing at the park.
They had so much fun together.
This is the only one I came home with.
Linny and I took the boys to an air museum.
It was really cool and the boys loved it!!
Ry took a quick trip to the moon.
Here's our Pilot....
And Co-Pilot!

Sweet Cousins!

These last few pictures were taken just minutes before I had to throw all our clothes into the suitcase and rush to the airport. With a snowstorm headed straight for DC it was my last chance to get home before they started canceling flights. I felt bad leaving Lisa's early, but she had things completely under control. We made it just in time.
Ryan grabbed my phone and started interviewing Lisa.
Pretty funny!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Soccer Star

Sorry, I've been seriously lacking in posts lately. Since we are snowed in this weekend I am going to try and get a few things posted.

Ryan started his sports career finally. We made his debut in Soccer. I'd like to pretend that this was calculated, but honestly it's just the first time I actually found a team registration before it closed. Unfortunately Ryan was given parents who have no clue when it comes to sports. I don't know about the seasons, who plays and when? So trying to get him involved in sports has been quite a challenge. I signed him up at the YMCA for their indoor soccer. He is having fun with it. Our attendance so far has been somewhat spotty. We missed his first game, due to a schedule change, which I can't really decide whose fault it was, we arrived just after the game ended. Then we missed last week while we were visiting my sister in AZ. We have a game today, but because of the mountain of snow outside, I don't know if it's still on. We shall see.

So here are a few photos of my Soccer Star!

He is pretty good at handling the ball in motion.

He actually talks to the girls on his soccer team, which is progress because at school he DOES NOT!

The coach taught them to stop the ball, this is his interpretation. It's like he's doing the "freeze" thing.