Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow, Arizona Style

While the rest of you were drowning in snow last weekend, we trekked up to Mount Lemmon to find some snow of our own to play in. Christopher was not interested in sledding at all until he did it once. Then we couldn't get him to stop. All in all, we were outside for over 2 hours before toes got cold enough to get back in the car and go get lunch. Patrick fell fast asleep in the five minutes it took us to drive to a restaurant.

Hey, mittens are pretty cool. They keep my fingers clean!
Sledding with Daddy - fun! For those of you with enquiring minds, yes, that's the top of a plastic underbed box we're sledding on. It worked great!

Mommy was sledding too. We took turns, but both were heavy to carry back up the hill.
Looking really big yet again! Guess who loved eating snow?
Next to their snowman. Mommy and Daddy forgot our gloves and the snow was really hard, so it's a tiny snowman.

I'll have pictures of our Valentine's Day adventures in a few days. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Little Boy Fort

I decided to clean out the closet under the stairs early this week to make a little hidey hole for the boys. I thought the kid cave was a good name for it, but Christopher has dubbed it the little boy fort. Here's how it looked when I started:

I cleaned it all out, vacuumed up the dead bugs, cleaned the baseboards, and voila, ready for little boys.

I added an old comforter, a bunch of extra pillows, and 2 battery-powered pop lights and now it's a fun place for little boys to go hide (or play the turn-around-until-we-fall-down game)!
And, it still holds coats and our vacuum. It's kind of a closet with a mullet - business in the front, party in the back!

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Day at the Zoo

OK, so it really was about 2 hours, but that's the great thing about our little zoo. We can see it all in a few hours and then get home for naps. It has elephants, giraffes, and even a polar bear (yes, I would also know what that polar bear did to offend God and end up in Arizona).

It was too snowy on Mount Lemmon for us to go Friday, so we decided a trip to the zoo would be good instead. It was about 60 degrees out, and I think the animals loved it too, because they were really active! We saw just about everything moving around!

We got there in time for the giraffe feeding - notice how I sent Daddy to do that part!

Checking out a wild, totally ferocious...

turtle eating a salad! Christopher thought it was so funny that the turtle was having salad lunch with carrots!

Watching the polar bear have a snack of canteloupe. A half a canteloupe that he devoured skin and all in a few bites.

Feeding the ducks. Patrick thought it was hilarious when he threw food in the water and the ducks swarmed in to gobble it up!

Had to stop and check out the bulldozer.
I am in desperate need of a new baby - mine is just too big. Exhibit A:

As soon as we get some lights, I'm going to post pictures of our new kid cave, or little boy fort, as Christopher calls it.