Well it’s spring. Supposedly. I looked at my calendar and our ice was out on March 19th last year. Its now the 24th of March and the 2 feet of snow on TOP of the ice have yet to melt. So yeah, it’ll be awhile. So, until then, we’ll keep doing more of this stuff. Here’s Avos playing with her barbies.
Sledding at the big hill in Brainerd. This was a couple weeks ago. This kids loved it. The adults thought it was a lot of work. 😉
Dylan loved this little bump on the steep track of the hill. He crashed so many times but thought that was the best part. I felt like he needed to be wearing a helmet!
He had a blast though. Loves speed!
Avery did a lot of this though. Laying around complaining about having to walk up the big slippery hill.
This was an early out from school day.
The snow was finally sticky enough for a snowman. They’ve been waiting all winter!
I did the balls and they did the rest.
I just love his hands!
They are proud of their efforts.
One Eyed Willy! (They didn’t notice that his eye fell out until after the photo shoot.)
Here they are being silly. Dylan is pretending to sleep. I TOTALLY fell for it.
Then once Avery joins in the trickery, Dylan starts cracking up.
Back inside for indoor shenanigans. Avery still insists on wearing warm weather clothes when she’s at home. She’ll be REALLY excited when the day comes that she can wear this stuff outside. She still asks every school morning if she has to wear a “sleeve shirt” and pants. YES. You do. Put them on. So on days when she’s not at school – she and Eric wear shorts. He wears red. She wears pink. Here she is putting on a performance for me.
Eric stopped in to watch for a bit and pose for pictures. See, red shorts! Though, I know that surprises no one.
Ohhh, emmmm, geeee – it snowed again! Hahaha. This was on our way home from Brainerd a couple of weeks ago. We got stuck behind the plow so there was nothing to do but take pictures.
That’d be Eric’s nose there.
Then once it stopped (6 inches later) the kids and Eric set out to make a GIANT snowman.
Oh okay. ERIC set out to make a giant snowman.
It took him awhile to get the job done which is why these pictures are no bueno. Got too dark.
Then, over spring break, I took the kids to MOA to ride the rides and visit Legoland. Kacie, Eddie and the kids joined us. They all had a lot of fun.
This is on the ferris wheel. Avery enjoyed the low key rides. Dylan, not so much. But he did admit he liked the ferris wheel.
This is the Ninja Turtles ride. It spun around really fast. He played it cool, but I think I saw a hint of fear on his face. He’s claiming that I am WRONG.
Here he is mad about having to ride the “baby rides.” These are the same rides he liked last summer. Hmph.
Posing at Legoland. He had been looking forward to this for awhile. It didn’t disappoint.
Avery was a good sport at Legoland. Dylan even had her talked into choosing something Lego-y but I knew better and took her to find something princess-y instead. Her mother knows best.
Avery loved the carousel. There was a mirror next to her horsie, so she enjoyed the view of herself enjoying, well, herself. 🙂
Dylan LOVED the bigger bumper cars. The first ones he was on were for “babies” he told me later. These were more his speed. He also LOVED the log ride. Avery, did NOT. I went with her on the log ride and Dylan went with Uncle Eddie and cousin Easton. She cried through the whole thing and shook like a leaf. Have you ever gone on that ride and not held on? Yeah, I did. She wouldn’t let me hold onto the railings because I had to have a death grip around her. Those big drops were SUPER FUN while not holding on. We’ll be waiting awhile to take her on that one again!
Here we are back at home and he was putting together the lego toy he got from the mall.
And this was yesterday. Avery and I went on a “looking for spring” walk. We did not find it. Dylan was being a bum and didn’t want to come with us. Which is a bummer b/c this picture would have been awesome-r (one of Dylan’s favorite not a word words) with him in it. My loss I guess. 🙂
An airplane flew overhead quite low. Dylan missed out!
This shows how much snow we have. She normally is about half way up that railing.
Here’s our lame excuse for ice melting. One tiny hole. Where are the trumpeter swans, otters, and loons supposed to go?!!?! This is ridiculous!
Eric and Dylan’s fort. I have no idea what that says.
This was their first fort, but there was an incident and the whole thing caved in. Now it’s just a hole. A super FUN hole.
Here, Avos is headfirst into the hole. She’s a ball of laughs.
And finally, Easter egg dyeing this morning.
Good times! We’ll be heading up to Gma and Gpa W’s house this weekend for the first ever thigh deep snow Easter egg hunt. I wonder if the kids will be able to spot the neon eggs amongst the white? Should be fun! Ha. Ha.