Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Day Off

The kids had a Friday off of school so we set off for adventure. First stop, the Capitol Building. We gave ourselves a tour and even sat and listened to The House and Senate for a while. I was quite impressed with how quiet the kids were. I was prepared to retreat quickly if needed, but the kids were very respectful.

I had a great time watching them explore everything. They were very interested in the white granite, but I think they learned more about parking meters than anything else. Andrew had so many questions about why you put in money, what happens if you don't, and loved to comment on the status of everyone else's meters. It was so funny.

Then we picked Greg up from the airport (yea!) and headed to the skating rink.

The kids have been begging to go skating for ages, but I refuse to take them on account of my tailbone. So this was a great chance since we were all in Boise. Natali's roller blading paid off and she took off with confidence.

Kate's skates only touched the ice from the stroller - shocker!

Andrew borrowed the ice walker and did fine, as long as he held on tight.

Mack took off with his usual "can do" attitude and managed pretty well.

I pushed Emily around in the stroller a bit. She really coveted Kate's skates, until I put them on her and she immediately wanted them off. So the little girls and I mostly just watched the show. Everyone had a great time.

A Bit of This and That

Hese are a bunch of pictures from the last few months.Emily loved these sunglasses for a few days.

Yummy frosting!
Emily loves snow. It was one of her first words. When she sees it, she beelines for her snow boots. It didn't actually snow much this year but of course one day it did Emily had been crying all day with (I would find out later) a sinus infection and bronchitis. Sick or not, when she saw the snow all was forgotten and out we went. She walked around it in and let me push her in the stroller so she could look at it. It was the happiest she had been in days. However, when Kate and I were ready for lunch, Emily would not come in. I was pretty miserable with my own cold and was not staying in the snow any longer. She screamed in the garage for 15 minutes, refusing to come inside. She eventually stopped screaming when I put her in the stroller. And there she stayed outfitted with all the snow gear. She wouldn't get out or let us take off the gear and so she napped there. It must have been warm.