Monday, January 26, 2015

The Governor's Wife Catches Up

Around here I randomly get called "The Governor's Wife."  Obviously because I'm married to the governor.  ;)

They like to pretend that our house is a small province of sorts and even in their make-believe worlds we're still in charge. (Hahaha.)  ;)

Here's what we've been up to this month:

We started the New Year off with their first (at least that they can remember) root beer floats--and they are still having them almost every night (minus the sprinkles and with considerably flatter root beer.).

T saw a picture of some creepy dolls in a book  (albeit a fun book aside from the one nightmare-inducing photo) and couldn't stop envisioning an army of creepy dolls in his closet at night.  After talking with him for nearly an hour one night (and coming up with all kinds of strategies to move past the dolls) we went upstairs a bit later and found him sleeping like this outside of his room.  Poor dude.  (He was fine after that.)  (Creepy book dolls not to be mistaken for the much-loved Pink Doll--currently in our possession.)

We have been busy organizing.  (So far I've--with a little help--put together 3 bookshelves this year.)
And purging.

T has also been learning how to make his own toast.  And how to butter it.  (The corners are perhaps a bit...dry.)

J went skiing in Utah two weekends ago with his dad.  (Meeting up with him for a treat before he left.)

While he was away, I took my crew to the grandparents for the weekend.
(We went to Party City-one of my dad's favorite stores. :)
 (Tractor sledding.  Me "driving.")
 (Mapping out new trails through the woods.)
 (Hanging out with all of my sisters.)
(One night we also got to stay with Nana even with their very frozen mountain driveway, but forgot to snap pictures.)

We returned home to flowers.

A huge assortment of hand-me-down Legos that they've been playing with all week.  (Boat battle scene.)

And a very clogged kitchen sink.  It took a few days, but it's all back in working order and, at least for now, I'm mindful of the blessing of working drains.
(We also had a few sicknesses last week that made us very eager to get the sink/dishwasher back.)

We've had a few small snow storms so we've been making indoor snowscapes.

And popsicle people frozen in ice to ice-skate on our bins of frozen ice.

And then painting on the leftover ice with watercolors (and salt.)

We've also been doing plenty of learning, reading tons of books and now we're waiting for this big snow storm.

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