Monday, January 31, 2011

S'more Monster

Especially scary when it's in your living room, within reach of the couch.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

RIP Snowmen

There once were 3 snowmen. Ok, technically speaking, 2 snowmen and one snowlady. They lived for about 3 minutes before Zach decided it would be more fun to shove them over. Which he did with glee. Then they got snowed on. And started to look like big white dinosaur eggs. Which is what I told Ryan they were, and he almost believed me.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Cold house

I may have mentioned the new house. Here it is, after the first round of snowstorms. There are several things about it that don't make any sense, like the rounded "bow house" roof - despite being built in the 70s. Someone had a bit too much fun laminating rafters for that pseudo antique look (and yes, we fell for it!). 

Ice on the inside of the window - that's a bad thing, right? But these faux antique windows...we can't replace them in any reasonably cost-effective manner. Hmm. Guess we'll just keep the blinds down till spring and hope for the best. 

For posterity, here's the whole thing, with snow cover. Actually, there's a lot more snow now... in fact, if you stand in this spot and look up, you can barely see the house at all, just a heap of white:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Red things in the snow

Red thing #1, probably obviously, is Zach's coat. Red thing #2 is one of the several dumpsters we've had in the driveway collecting debris from our basement reconstruction project. I love that the snow sits on the hood in almost the same pattern as it does on the dumpster. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Candy Craft


Zach really got into this craft project. Started with a kit from IKEA which was quite tasty, before we covered it with nasty Betty Crocker frosting.

Monday, January 17, 2011



Before we were inundated with snow, there was ice. Those are air bubbles, looking a bit like frozen fireworks.

Zach was highly fascinated by the invitation to walk on the frozen lake, not to mention the couple kids playing hockey.

He watches a lot of Caillou, which is a Canadian import. While highly annoying, it has taught him about hockey, taboggans (though strangely, no curling). And, most importantly, about Zamboni trucks - so of course he wanted to know why there wasn't one on the lake.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Zach vs. snow

It's that time of year when we measure by the foot. Screw inches, those are lame.

Zach has been having a blast doing all things snow - shoveling, licking, climbing, sledding. He really likes Josh's new gadget, the Snow Brum, for clearing high-volume snow off of cars.

And it's helpful that he wears red, as I might otherwise loose track of him. Snow exploration is one of the few activities that he will do on his own.

PS: In between continuing to try and move into the new house, shopping for a new bed and all its various parts, taking care of a 2-year-old, life, etc., I have a few abandoned photos from the last few months. In the shuffle, I'd lost my mini USB cord and was unable to get those photos from the camera to my computer. Till yesterday, when I found it in my underwear drawer. God only knows how it got there.