Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February came and went...

How has February past already? Not that I am complaining - Paul has been on a month of internal medicine, being on call every 4 days with no Saturdays or Sundays off. So I am glad that this month is 3 days shorter than the other ones. Here's a little of what we've been up to...
Okay, looking at this picture I forgot that Paul did have one Saturday off, during which we went to Home Depot for an ice spreader. It happened to also be the free craft day. The girls had a blast building their own Valentine holder. They can't wait for this Saturday - going back to see what the St. Patrick's Day craft is :)
Disaster struck. We have had 5 or 6 decent sized snow storms this winter and it finally caught up to us. Apparently the gutters around our entry way were rather clogged, not allowing all the melting snow to drain properly. So when the melted snow froze again at night, it back up UNDER the shingles. Something called ice damming. Then when it melted, it entered our entry way. This has made me VERY ready for spring so we can get a new roof, a snow and ice shield, and repair whatever damage has been done in the attic (possible mold, etc.) It also damaged the electrical circuit to the front of our house, so we don't have any light in the entry way or kitchen. Gratefully, our kitchen outlets are on a different circuit, so I can still cook dinner.
Paul had Valentine's day off, so as the extremist that he is, he created quite a party for the girls. Between Party City and WalMart, we had flowers, balloons, heart-shaped pasta, and red velvet cupcakes. He even bought a kit to make chocolate covered Oreos. The girls loved it, and I was glad that his day off we were able to do something fun with the girls.
 Anna sneaked Oreos all day. Every time I saw her, she looked something like this.
I took them to see Disney on Ice...of course, they were in heaven. Paul later took them to the circus...sorry, no pics.

With the cold, snowy weather, we really stay home most days and try to stay warm. Niels loves the dishwasher - standing and taking all the silverware out that he can, and banging all the dishes together. My chubby boy is nuts, but I love him.
Despite our leak, I love all the snow! I just need a snowblower so it doesn't take me more than an hour to clear our driveway (it has been snowing for the last 24 hours...I'm going to have to shovel again.)
Typical silliness...Anna was "ice skating" on wet wipes.
And we whipped out our St. Patrick's Day decor...the girls are already planning our trap!
 Anna has joined Hattie in the creativity department. Here she wrote her name...right letters, wrong order. (Couldn't get the images to upload in the right direction)
And here are her first stick figures :) Love the huge grins.
And to conclude the post, I just wanted to highlight my very annoying "new baby growth" hair. Anyone else hate this as much as I do? Getting tired of trying to tame it down every day!


Steven and Erika said...

haha...FUN post! We arent as fun as you guys when it comes to Valentines Day so while maybe extreme as you say but sure looks fun and what a memory!
Agreed on the fighting that battle too..and losing....just want to cut it all off sometimes. Youre still amazingly beautiful though with baby bangs :)

Nikki said...

Melanie, gotta love the joy of bearing children! Get a supplement for hair, skin and nails ~ it will help. That's my hair dresser advice today :-) Good Luck! They make your hair fall out in the beginning and turn gray as teenagers.

Laura Bernard said...

First of all, I seriously love those Anna faces! I know I just told you that, but that oreo face is to die for cute! Love that girl! Second, you may not want to hear it, but with your baby hair poking up like that, I could swear it was Sharee staring at me! Crazy! (And my hair has just begun to fall out. New growth will come to annoy me soon enough! Ugg)