Edwin's first haircut was super traumatizing for everyone. He went from baby to boy in no time.
I don't even recognize this kid!
When she refuses to nap and eventually crashes on the floor and we sneak a photo through the window.
First big snow of the year and luckily we got giant furry animal hats from Uncle Robert to keep us feeling warm and looking cool.
Ducky joined in, too. I love the way Leena is looking up at her.
My first dentist visit in years. Edwin showed up in his pj's still and put a block bag on his head.
First off, I'm so delayed in doing this that I can hardly remember what it feels like to burn firewood because it is 100 degrees today. Second, they are such good helpers.
Getting ready for a winter swim.
Friday night movie night. All clean, snuggled up, and drinking milks.
Warm enough to go find some puddles to jump in!
When quiet time is a little too quiet...
Climbing in, jumping out.
A little girly date with Leena for her first professional nail coloring, thanks to the neighbors. We loved it.
Andy took the kids to the river for the day to check on the house progress and maybe to give me a little bit of a break also.
Vest dresses, the latest in fashion.
Greetings to Ducky and Bitner.
Peeling all the bananas.
Belmont Golf Course
Previous snow day involved lots of socks, rain boots, and the neighbors sled. This snow day involved half as many socks, one pair of snow boots, one pair of rain boots, and our own sled. We'll get there eventually.
I walked in on this quiet time. Leena wearing the Bono glasses and talking to her horse.
We cooked a nice meal and used about every surface and cooking vessel possible.
These two being Cutie McCutes.
More vest dressing, but this time in their own sizes.
Reading the latest Star Wars find from the library.
Friday Night Movie night again. (I'm only assuming these are Fridays and not just ordinary movie nights.)
That bootie in the air and those crossed feet get me every time.
First night of the Beginning Quilting Class! I'm so excited to properly make a quilt.
Just spinning tops.
Game time with Gramps, Elmo, and Uncle Shiloh.
I'm sitting on a couch. They are sitting on a couch.
The beginnings of Edwin's quilt!
When Andy is in charge of getting Leena ready for dance class she ends up with her leotard on backward. (This is the second time it's happened. It's also way funnier.)
Carver, my classmate, concentrating on sewing a straight line. Because that was the minimum requirement and we just barely qualified.
Checking out the herd.
Parenting Fail. Guess what that bulge is in his diaper? I'm not about to interrupt his nap though.
Stained the stairs to the Duck Blind, which makes the apartment basically done. If you don't count the bathroom door that still needs to be installed.
Sometimes bundling up and getting out of the house is the only option. Edwin looks like he certainly needed to release some energy.
Coloring wooden animals.
New chairs for our dining table. Easy to clean and they won't fall apart from the wood stove. Two thumbs up.
Dad's more excited about this one than Leena.
Only when Andy's working do the biggest injuries occur. Giant goose egg appeared within seconds of Edwin hitting his head on the doorjamb on my watch.
Channeling his inner rainbow wolf/cat/animal.
Lots of rain and warmer weather leads to...
Early Valentine's prep.
Early Valentine's celebration. Socks and balloons. Nothing better.
Actual Valentine's Day. Someone is at work which means someone is eating peanut butter out of the jar on the couch.
Sun's out, guns out!
Swinging on the swing.
Drowning in the foam pit.
Leena's party face.
Meeting Addie. And then talking about her every day since.
Edwin would not throw away Addie's poo bag.
Andy also loves Addie and doesn't stop talking about her.
Just an ordinary afternoon in Leena World.
When he insists on pulling up his pants by himself.
Just visiting Dad.
I don't know
I don't know. Okay, just asked Andy. A tree has totally grown over a manhole downtown.
Got a couple of old Barbies out for the kids. A little relieved they didn't immediately become obsessed.
Simultaneous time out.
Just admiring that tres leches. And that hunk.
Andy's last shift at 7 fighting fire with buddies all day long.
And the next morning after running calls all night. He hasn't had time to comb his sideburns yet.
Late celebration of Mister P's birthday!
Enjoying some cake!
Nearly done close up.
Putting the binding on.
Early Easter candy find: blue robin's egg.
Maybe it was a sick visit? Maybe it was a well visit?
Bed head head shot.
That March snow storm.
Unsure about what's coming next.
I got a job at the quilting store! So now I get to help people pick out fabric for projects, among other things!
When the shower's over and you don't want to get out.
Tiny leprechaun hats for St. Patrick's Day.
I made some Irish Soda Bread for work and it wasn't done when I had to leave so Andy and the kids brought it buy. They are wearing backpacks and holding hands.
Another quiet time. I guess I can't complain when she's too quiet because she's been reading. I think it just means we really need to practice re-shelving books.
Leena getting a "Moana" haircut.
That time it snowed again in March so we went sledding and picked up pizza on the way home.
In the belly of the turtle.
The newest biker gang in Lakeside.
Listening to some live music at the St. Patrick's Day festival.
Celebrating a good friend's grandmother. Kids had to do a little running around though.
Leena's really in to changing her clothes a million times and this is how she ended quiet time. Both legs in one hole of the tutu.
We left after school for Arkansas. This park has become one of our regular stops when we road trip down 81.
Nearly there, but we had to stop one more time at the Memphis welcome center.
Oaklawn Race Track
Hot Springs, AR
Great day for the horse races with Mimi and Joseph!
Jim's House Hot Springs
Easter hunt number one. Trying to get these two to cooperate for pictures is pretty impossible.
Same day, second verse. I had to take Andy to the alligator farm at least once.
Same day, third verse. Indigo Girls with Mimi in Little Rock. They never disappoint.