Saturday, December 20, 2014

First time skiing this season

The boys are super-pumped to ski this year --
We've only had one prime weekend thus far this season
(back at the end of November), but they skied both days. 

 Getting Jamie's skis on is a two-man operation.
Holy smokes.

 Diego and Truen were already outside for awhile before
we were able to wrestle Jamie's skis on.
(See our native grass & flowers along the driveway?
Beautiful summer & winter, awesome snow-block.)

 Blaine said that all the boys have improved from last year.
Jamie is strong and amazingly coordinated
with little patience for messing up, though more he had than last year.
I watched him successfully turn around with his skis on, stepping carefully.

 Diego flails all over the place --
super-enthusiastic and loving it,
but not much interested in besting it.
(I have no doubt this would have been me too.)

Truen is slower and more interested in working at it.
He also loves squatting down and sliding along close to the ground.
(The red "belt" came about after we pulled the coat out and realized the zipper was missing.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


 Remember this guy...?
Two weeks old
June 2013

Curly-headed Eliah Len 
18 months old
December 2014

 Painting like one of the brudders --
He absolutely insisted on it.
Funny how life changes: I never even considered him,
whereas I'm sure I had Truen painting long before this.
He's still such a baby to me.

Running up our driveway last weekend --
This year it has been "November in December"
and "December in November" in terms of snow and temps.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Just a'nudder brudder

 E-yi-ya likes to do whatever his brudders are doing.
In this case, a morning snack.

 The "Cheetah Game", where they strip down to their skivies and run amok --
Honestly, I don't even know what this game is even when I pay attention.
It looks like a lot of running and rolling all around.

 Masks with Jamie
The felted fox was made by my SIL - the cutest!

Another morning snack during Morning Lessons --
I've got to keep the little guys busy while the big'uns do their schoolwork.