This winter hasn't been anything extraordinary; it's been pretty much what you'd expect from winter in Montana. This is the Yellowstone River on a particularly chilly February morning.
I only like birds when they are this far away and getting farther. And I thought it would make for a cool picture.
Part of the Yellowstone River. Or where it will be come Spring time.
Everyone is snuggled in for story time (from an upside-down Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
Real men bathe in their big sister's pink bathtub.
Discovering the simple joys of splashing water.
I've had it with this pink bathtub business, I'm outta here! (He has since acquired a blue bathtub because he will totally remember this and probably pinpoint it as the moment in his life when he knew he needed therapy as an adult.)
Thank you, thank you very much!
Last month, Zoey finished her preschool book. Now it's on to kindergarten!
Well, in her off-season. I got Jacob into watching Avalanche games, and Zoey enjoys watching them too. Although about 90-percent of the time, she uses them just to get out of going to bed. Since bringing home this stick and regulation puck, she's decided she wants to be a hockey player when she grows up (today it was hockey player/soccer player/tap dancer/ballerina). As my friend, Ali, would say: hashtag: raise 'em right.
Or she just keeps her brother entertained.
We had specific Valentine's Day plans that ultimately imploded, and - given our history of less-than-ideal Valentine's Days - decided to just chuck the holiday altogether. Of course, we couldn't completely chuck it since cookie-baking is an integral part of the celebration, so these are our Everyday Love cookies.
When we left the house and I managed to remember the camera, this is what happened:
The weather is slowly starting to get nicer, which is both a blessing and a curse, as the kids seem to wake up earlier and earlier each day. I remember hating when it was time to spring forward; now I desperately ask, when is it going to be dark in the morning again?! But soon we will be able to do more things outside and that is good for the soul. It's just life as it continues to happen, and that is more than fine with me!