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!


Jeri said...

Well, it's about time you updated your blog! Enjoyed all the pictures!!

Allison said...

Several things: 1. Next time make Tyler get off his horse so I can have some perspective with the "world's largest" things you take a picture of. 2. Ethan is so OLD! Wow! Your kids are growing up so fast. 3. Lillian is so funny. Reminds me of Lisa and Bart. "I'm going to start kicking air and I can't be responsible if you run into me."
4. Nora Allison is adorable.

Vivian said...

Hey you better start telling the story of tyler's job or I can't be held responsible for starting to feel bad for you.

Belle of the Blues said...

Hooray, you posted! This makes me happy. Also, I heard a rumor that is making me giddy with excitement. Could it be true? We'd only be 2 or 3 hours away!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Bridget said...

Cutest kids ever. I also think of Lisa and Bart with Lillian's scissor incident. I miss that girl. And you.

Steph said...

I'm so sorry about Tyler's job, but I understand at the same time. Brian just got a job with Lockheed out in Palmdale. He told me there are openings out there that he would have applied to if he didn't get this job. So maybe there is something for Tyler!

Good luck with the overtime, and the kids, and the crazy AZ weather. Miss you! Nora is adorable btw.

Anne said...

I need more Nora in my life.

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