Thursday, February 02, 2012

A few months in a few pictures

 Why so long with so little blogging?  1. My laptop died.  Turns out, having to go upstairs and turn on the ancient desktop that takes SO LONG to load anything is a real deterrent.  2. I'm tired and lazy.  What with the holidays and then Tyler losing his job and me working overtime (P.S. Tyler lost his job.  Don't be sorry though, because... well, that's a different post.) plus having 3 kids under 6, at the end of the day, I just want to sit on the couch and not move.

However, it's not like we haven't done anything.  Here's 3 months' worth of life in 8 pictures.

 Lillian is in kindergarten and is doing really well.  Except for last week when I got a note home saying she stabbed her neighbor with her scissors.  Mrs. Gracia said that she talked to both parties several times and couldn't decide if it was an accident or not.  After talking with Lillian, I'm not sure either.  "Mom, I had my scissors open in my hand and she moved her arm into them!"

This is Lillian and her teacher after the Thanksgiving play.

 Then for Thanksgiving, Tyler did something crazy: he drove with the girls to San Francisco.  From Tucson.  By himself.  He's nuts, right?  I could only get Wednesday and Thursday off, so I flew up with Ethan on Wednesday and back on Thursday.  It was all worth it so I could eat my weight in my mother-in-law's crescent rolls.  So delicious.

It snows in Tucson, did you know that?  The mountains right by our house are home to the most southerly ski resort in the norther hemisphere.  We drove up there and went sledding, which lasted all of 20 minutes.  Since we don't own snow clothes, we had to improvise with the kids.  I gave Lillian some leggings to wear under her jeans, but I guess I didn't specify that she had to wear both, because she just put her jeans on.  She was probably thinking that I was crazy.  I mean, who wears two pairs of pants?  She jumped out of the car into 3 feet of snow and started screaming.  And didn't stop.

 Nora turned 3.  I might be biased because I am her mother, also she is the size of a 4 year-old, but I think she's really advanced for her age.  Plus the pediatrician told me so.  I mean, she can count by 10's to 100.

Look at those cheeks.  She is so stinking cute, I just want to put her in my mouth and eat her.
 In January, we had our 7th anniversary and we went horseback riding out in Vail.  It was supposed to be a sunset ride, but we chose to go on the one day of the year when it was overcast.  No matter, it was a good time except that my horse hated Tyler's horse so whenever he tried to ride next to me, she would bite at him (the horse).
We rode past the largest sahuaro I've ever seen.  The picture doesn't do it justice because there's no reference point, but I'm telling you, this sucker was like 30 feet tall.

Tyler built me a compost box.  I have been composting fairly successfully in a plastic tub, but the Arizona elements were starting to get to it and large chunks were breaking off at fairly regular intervals.

And finally, finally, we got a picture of a kid asleep with food in his mouth!  Huzzah!
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