Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January in Review

January passed in a bit of a blur. It seems like there are always extra people in my house, which I LOVE, but it means that I'm not enjoying my usual pattern of taking off for the beach or having impromptu photo shoots. Which, considering I didn't have my proper camera for most of the month, was okay.

Ben has become a regular fixture at our house. He's over anywhere from 2-3 days a week and he and Elisabeth have a grand old time playing together. They alternate between boy games and girl games. On this particular day, Ben patiently rolled and unrolled and rolled again. I'm talking about Lizzies hair and here is the finished product:

We also had a few dumps of snow. Unfortunately for those of us who love snow and have been looking forward to sledding, nothing substantial.

This day we did actually get quite a bit of snow, but it all fell overnight and by 730 when I turned the lights on for Braylon to arrive, it was already pouring outside. So it was a rather unpleasantly wet walk to school that day.

Later this month we got to celebrate our friend Saydee's birthday at the bowling alley. We'd never taken the kids before and we were met with mixed results! Elisabeth didn't like how heavy the balls were. And she got bored waiting for her turn.

David loved bowling. Luckily for all of us, we have another bowling party this month, but Elisabeth isn't invited. So David will get to enjoy bowling with out his little sister.

This crazy guy followed us home from the bowling alley!

And Lizzie got dressed in this get up one morning and wanted a picture.

We had a bonfire at our friends, the Abelmans. This might be one of our last there, since they've recently listed the property. But we've got our fingers and toes crossed that their next property is an acreage with a good fire pit too.

The kids grabbed their swords and hopped in the boat to play pirates.

While the boys built a towering inferno.

And I toasted Lizzie's stinky wet socks.

And Lizzie ate chips.
When we finally got some good coals it was time to roast marshmallows.

uh - maybe that's a couple to many, Lizzers.

And then we watched the Bionic Man.

And to cap off our weekend, we joined the neighbors for a leisurely walk.