Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day, Hurray!!

So down here in Augusta, we don't see snow fact, we hadn't seen snow since we left Durham over 2 1/2 years ago!  We have had a really cold winter but the kids didn't understand why it hadn't snowed...they asked {repeatedly} why we moved somewhere that it didn't snow, etc.

But last night their prayers were answered!  It started snowing around 8:00-9:00 and we woke up with 2-3 inches of soft snow!  We were outside playing by 8:00 this morning - running from activity to activity - snowballs, sledding, snowman....

 snow angel by Avery 

 Carsyn was really interested and wanted to participate - but she wouldn't leave her gloves on and then cried when her fingers froze! 

 this guy was really into throwing snowballs

 I didn't get many good pictures of Griff - he was constantly moving!!  And he loved the snowball fighting too!

 our makeshift sled

 our yard is really flat - but there is a vacant house for sale down the street that has a hill in the front yard so we did a little sledding there...

Avery built this snowman, but Brent and I think it looks more like a penguin....

I'm sure there is more playing to are currently watching movies by the fire! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Years in Jasper

We headed to the cabin last Friday and stayed until New Years Day. Mom/Mike were with us and then Peyton/Ann came for 2 days. It was a little chilly so we were inside a little more than desired but we had lots of time to hang by the fire, play cards, and be bums….

Little Miss loves her new chair!

and Hex bugs for the boys!

Griffin was drooling over Addison's DS

Carsyn and Caris hung out together in the kitchen cabinets and fought over cups and plastic ware!

 "swimming" in the hot tub

Girlfriend loves hats and shoes and played in the shoe/hat/coat pile all week. 

Nina taught Graham how to play Sequence

Big Daddy and Avery played War

Daddy and Griff played Zinga….and Mommy read by the fire!