Monday, February 08, 2010


What did you do this weekend? Oh, I shoveled for eight hours and made two snow walls.


In this second picture and from this view, you can normally see my SUV parked next to Karen's car. But you can't in this picture because of the snow walls. I would shovel the snow into a pile until the pile was over my head and then I would push it back and down so I could shovel some more. As a result, I made a "wall" that is about 4 feet wide and over 5 feet tall. Have you ever shoveled snow over your head? Good times.

We were lucky in that we never lost power, thank heavens. But I don't even want to think about shoveling the 3+ feet of snow off our back porch. And it's supposed to snow again tomorrow.

It was a fun challenge to get our cars cleared off and our driveway shoveled. But, in the end, I was so disgusted with it all, that I didn't take any pictures until now. Today I'm trying to see the beauty of it; I really am.



In other, non-weather related news, Kylie jumped from the top "step" at Gymboree down onto the padded mat all by herself. She's been making the three-foot jump for a while but has always wanted to hold my hand. On Friday, she did it solo. She still loves going to Gymboree.

She and I finished our hand-made valentines for our family on Sunday. Of course, I can't get to the mailbox so who knows when our family will get them. But kiddo and I had fun putting them together.

We also made this fun cowgirl hat with supplies we got from Michaels Craft Store.


Here are a few last pictures to share:

Sorting buttons for fun.

The circle on the floor was originally a toddler bulls-eye game where your little one could toss velcro dragonflies into the frogs' mouths. But Kylie was decided it is her special dance circle. When a song comes on that she wants to dance to, the dot gets thrown on the floor (like a mexican hat dance) and she dances around it and in it.

Of course, she first gets her pinwheel and purse. The kiddo's sense of style amuses me every day. Even at 7:30 in the morning.

Kylie thought the potato-head earmuffs made a fun mustache.

My sweet darling girl.


The Maven said...

Wow! Kylie is getting so big! I haven't visited in a while, and I can't believe how much she's grown. It goes by so quickly, doesn't it?

In other news, your snow looks like our snow normally does by this time of year, but for some reason our Ottawa winter is looking more like a US winter. You can keep our weather - it's ok, we don't mind ;)

What type of bird did you take a picture of? Is it some kind of finch? It's beautiful!

P said...

Holy snow...I love the pic with the bird. Hopefully this will be it for snow for you guys this have def had more than enough.
Love the pic with the circle on the floor that Kylie has turned into her dance circle..its great.

Teaberry said...

SO adorable!

I feel terrible about this snow. I promise that this is a weird winter-- hopefully next year things will be back to normal!

Check your email later on today-- thanks for your kindhearted message!

Stacey said...

cute pics.

the snow = ugh. feel for you. we have none here in toronto.