Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Squared Circle

Steffan shared his "squared circle" photo link today on his blog. I was somewhat intrigued so I took a few of my own.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The spell continues

Went to visit Mart last Saturday. This is how my hubby and a "friend" spent part of the visit. Did Martha slip something into his lasagna? What do you think? Click to enlarge,...he's "reading" Calvin & Hobbes!
(by the way, was a fun night. Thanks!)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Winter really can be fun!

We had a great time yesterday at a friend's house. There was a fairly good sized group of us from church who gathered for a brunch and some fun in the snow.
There was snowmobile riding.

Sledding. Here Audra has come down the hill and then capsized.

Jamie and Alicia coming down. My husband is a pretty good sport. We all had a lot of fun!

Here is Stephanie on her horse.

Even the goat seemed to enjoy the company. I admit that I'm not quite ready for winter to end. I'd like to go cross country skiing before it is over.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Audra Paints

Here Audra is, working on the last letter of her name.
I found an old project of my own to work on today. Audra seemed a bit down so I asked her if she'd like to paint with me. She just got these wooden letters for her birthday. The perfect thing for her to paint! I like how they are turning out.
I have a lovely and talented daughter.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ice Skating

Took the kids ice skating today.
Wish I could say that a everyone had a good time.

Probably the less said, the better.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A painting day with Martha

Today I went to Martha's house for a visit. She had all of her painting things out, which made me really in the mood to paint. We went out to her barn to look for some wood. Didn't find any, but I found a birdhouse that she had started painting about 6 years ago. She had painted the roof, but that's as far as she ever got. She said she didn't mind if I worked on it.
Here is the finished project. I had a lot of fun! Thanks, Mart! Enjoy your new birdhouse! I just remembered that I forgot to sign it. Oh well!
Besides us two women painting, the kids had a good time playing with cousins, building snowmen, and eating dinner there.

Monday, February 19, 2007

My parents

After church yesterday we took a ride to see my parents. They still live in the small ranch house I grew up in. It was good to see them. They will be 75 and 73 this year.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

My Son, the photographer

Sometimes I pick up my camera and discover that someone has been taking pictures.
Here are some pictures I found today.

My son takes pretty interesting pictures sometimes.

What do you think of them?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

My house in the snow

Here's my house. This was taken this morning. Just to give you an idea of the size of the snowbanks, I am 5'6" tall and the snow banks at the end of my driveway come up to about my chest.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Digging out

Everyone is digging out here after about a foot of snow fell overnight. Here are my neighbors. George (far left) was nice enough to allow the use of his snowblower to clear some of the sidewalks on our street.

No school today. Allen had to clear out the entrance to his igloo. Here he is with his legs sticking out of it.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dog Days

This is pretty much how I spent my time today too.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Snow fun

This morning 2 of my children and our next door neighbor are being quite industrious. Allen is determined to build an igloo of his own. He has employed help from little sister, Alicia. I'm very impressed with the progress they have made.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cold Delivery

With temperatures hovering just above zero...and a windchill well below that, I have been driving my otherwise walker son to school in the morning. Today I felt sorry for him and even picked him up after school.
This is Allen getting out of the car at the middle school. Brrrrrrrrrr!

Monday, February 05, 2007

A Good Day for Project

Today there was no school because of subzero windchill. That means I have 6 kids in the house. Three of my own, two who are staying here while their parents are in Hawaii, and a neighbor who's mom had to work.

Allen and Sam are studying volcanoes in school and must each build one of their own. I figured today might be a good opportunity for them to work on it. Allen concentrates on his recreation of Mt. Versuvius.

Here Allen shows off his paper mache hands.

Looks good so far, Sam. Wouldn't you all agree?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tree Lined Street

I always enjoy the trees on this street. It looks so pretty no matter what the weather is like.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Happy Snowman

Saw this guy hanging out in someone's front yard yesterday. He looked like he was trying to get my attention and he made me smile... so I stopped and took a picture.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Colored School

This little house once was a school for colored children. It is now a private residence. I find it interesting that so long ago there were enough black children in this community to have their own school. I also find it sad that at one time people thought it was necessary to segregate white children from black children. I'm also glad that that is no longer the case!
I also found it amusing to discover when I turned on my computer, that this month is Black History Month...when I had unknowingly planned on this post! How ironoic!