Sunday, January 29, 2017

More winter fun

The snow we have here has just stuck around and not melted much at all.  I don't think that snow has stayed this long in all the years we have lived here in Powell.  We had one day when it warmed up enough for the snow to stick together.  Lydia has been wanting to build a snowman ever since it snowed.  One afternoon I realized it was sunny and a little warm outside so it was a great time to build a snowman.  Matthew willingly went out and helped Lydia build a great snowman.  It was complete with a real carrot for a nose.  I loved watching Matthew play with Lydia.  He was patient with helping her get the snowman the way she wanted it.  When I watch Matthew play with the younger children it makes me smile.  I think he is going to miss the younger children a lot when he is away on his mission.   When I watch Matthew play with the younger children I understand why Rebecca always wanted an older brother.

Here are pictures of Matthew and Lydia's snowman experience:

When the kids came home from school Matthew and Lydia were just finishing their snowman.  Josh and Dallin decided they also wanted to build a snowman.  It had turned a little cooler and the snow didn't stick together quite as well as it had earlier.  They had fun trying though.  Here are pictures of Josh and Dallin's snowmen:

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Let them stay little

Aaron has been growing. The proof is in the pictures.  It is fun to see how he has grown and changed.  Hope you enjoy seeing our sweet little guy.

Winter Wonderland Activties

We had a week of really cold temperatures.  I don't think it spent much time above zero.  We decided to do a few outdoor activities when it finally warmed up just a bit. Lydia had been asking all winter when they could go sledding around the loop.  It was probably still too cold, but the kids really wanted to go sledding. The kids love it when Neil pull them around the loop behind the car.  They look forward to it every winter. This year we even had enough snow to go up and down Henry Road. We ended up with a few neighbor children joining the fun. Everyone got plenty cold and came in to warm up with hot chocolate.  It was a fun afternoon.

 Neil took Emma, David, MaryAnne, Josh and Lydia ice skating.  They had a good time together.  It has been a cold winter. I am tired of this cold weather, but at least we have had snow for the kids to enjoy.  Kids do love winter!  Here are a few pictures of our adventures in the snow:

Josh and Lydia on the sleds

Dallin and Josh ready to ride

Neil is such a great sport about pulling the children around on the sleds

Adjusting the sleds 

David's turn


David was so fast that I only caught his feet speeding by

Waiting in the snow


One cold Lydia

Anxiously awaiting a turn

Adam and Linda Andreasen 

Josh trying to stay warm

Micah and Eden Andreasen

Who is that masked man? Dallin waiting for another turn