Monday, February 21, 2011

Her favorite game

Alexis's favorite Christmas present is this little inflatable ball pit. Unfortunately, the boys enjoy it a lot too, and maybe that's why it popped the other day. But that doesn't stop this girl (and those boys) from playing in it daily.

Lexi does a great job of entertaining herself. She would spend all day rolling balls around the house and chasing after them. And when she can get her brothers to play along, she's just that much happier.

However, what makes this game of roll-and-chase all the more exciting is to roll it into hard to reach corners. Which may be why I pulled 6 out from behind the buffet today. But whenever possible, she'd much rather go after the balls herself.

Stuck. Often.

But Miss Independent tries to find a way to get out. We start by standing up. Or not.

Or attempting to crawl through. But sometimes, we just need Mom. Watch me lift this table with just one hand!

Oh my goodness how I love these three!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Icepocalypse 2011

That's what they're calling it. That, or Snowmageddon. Although it really doesn't look all that bad when I looked out the window earlier. But trust me. That "snow" you see is ice.

I'm actually one of those weird people that loves a good snowstorm. Blizzard? I say, BRING IT! But ice? And potential power outages? Not so much. Jason still has to work (he just called to say he got there okay. Whew!), so if anything goes wrong in the night, it's all on me. Thank goodness we have 2 gallons of milk, flashlights, batteries, and a fireplace that doesn't require us to have power to work. And family that live down the street.

Check out the icicle hanging from our hot tub:

The kids didn't have school today and it's been cancelled for tomorrow. So we've enjoyed a nice lazy day at home. The news has been on most of the day. I'm always amazed at the news guys that stand out in the crazy weather to do their reporting, as if that's really necessary.

The kids have been in p.j.'s all day. Blake was sitting in Lexi's chair earlier, and I about melted when she crawled up and plopped herself in his lap. Although, to be honest, I don't think it was because she wanted to snuggle with her brother. I think she just wanted her chair back.

Tuesday is usually our (Aunt) PaulaDay, but since we didn't make it down there, we made brownies in her honor.

And the boys decided they needed to add sprinkles.

And then it was time to put in a movie. So I introduced the kiddos to the Little Rascals. They loved it!

And baths for everyone. (Lexi actually got two today. Why not? She loves them!)

Hope my parents are having a wonderful time in Naples. Hmph.