Thursday, August 17, 2017

snow trip 2017

We were so happy we actually made it up to Flagstaff for snow this year since it never happened last year.  My Uncle Dick kindly let us stay at his cabin again which we are always super grateful for.
Some good friends met us up there to join in our search for snow.  But before that we headed to Downtown Flagstaff.  It is fun to just walk around and we always love going up to the train station and watching the trains go by...
I always love when I actually have an excuse to get my kids into this outfit...
We were a little worried that we might not find any snow since there was no snow in town and all the designated sledding areas were closed, but we managed to find a good spot on the road up to the Snow Bowl.  I actually prefer these sort of private spots to the places where tons of people are sledding.  I will gladly take smaller hills if no one else is on them.
The kids all had tons of fun...

The littler kids were all good sports, too.
Although the snow was not the best for snow men when was frustrating to some...
But you can still have snow ball fights!
...and that is their dog, not a wolf that we were trying to capture.
I love trips with this cute family!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

february 2017

February seems like it should be one of those slow months, but it got pretty busy for us.
Gus had his Kindergarten Jets v. Bombers t-ball game...
He had lots of fans to cheer him on...
He played catcher and he also had some good hits.  He was pretty happy that the Jets won!
We had our Groundhog Party, but we only took pictures of the cute babies...
Gus was Star of the Week in his class and we made St. Augustine crafts...
Bess came to visit with Ingrid and Asher...
Nora and Ingrid became good little buddies...
And I was glad to get some good time with my old buddy...
Of course, there was Valentine's Day...
This little doll face was everyone's favorite Valentine...
Mom and Dad went to a grown-up Valentine's party at the Pauls...
Nano and Nana came for a visit...
And so did Uncle Danny!  He got to meet Francie and needless to say he was smitten...
The kids taught him to play Enchanted Forest...
We hiked Hole-in-the-Rock..
And we kept enjoying our own backyard...
Here are some banana pancakes and crazy monkeys...
And possibly the most important event of the month was Gus losing his first tooth!