Sunday, January 3, 2010

Wintertime blah blahs

We've been laying low this winter. I mean waaaay low. We love the snow, but there is too much out there right now for tiny legs to walk in. We haven't been going to open gym because of what I like to call a "hygeine problem" with some of the equipment. There is still tons of funky illness out there. And so, I have been doing my best to make home fun. We camp out. We color. We put on crazy hats and go for adventures. Here's some photos.

Eating takes a lot out of you. That's why Sloane naps while dining.
All smiles from the pretty girl. Mama figured out a new function on her camera.

Sam and I were on an adventure with the Wonder Pets.

Sam the Monkey Monster. Scary stuff.


Sorry I haven't updated for a while! The holiday rush got to me in a big way this year. Next year I must not procrastinate. (yeah right). Anyways, here's a few pictures from our Christmases this year.

My family Christmas is the weekend before the actual holiday. My parents got sick of having to share all of us with in-laws and outlaws, so they sacrificed spending the actual day together for spending more than an hour with each of us. It's worked out beautifully the past few years.

John's family Christmas was interesting this year. A blizzard dumped 8+ inches of snow in our part of the country right over the holiday, so many of his relatives came in shifts--when they could get out of their own driveways and down the highways safely. Some were unable to make it at all, including Grandma Lolly. :( Thankfully she was well taken care of, even if she was alone this year. We'll make it up next year, I hope!

Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope they were great for all of you!

Sloane looking at the tree

Aunt Kathy snuggles

Sam playing with his St. Louis cousins

How do you like your pizza, Laszlo?

Johnny shovelling after the blizzard.
Just a little bit of snow...

Sloane and her Uncle Justin

Sam unwrapping a gift from Nana and Papa

Daddy and his Cardinal girl

Sam decided to take a nap. In the middle of the dining room. At dinner time.

Sloane with her Aunt Megan and cousin Emery.
Emmy giving Sloane a snuggle.