Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Snowy Craft Day

I made this little scarf for Emily to go with her purple winter coat. I just love purple with sage green. Emily seems to like the scarf well enough. :-)

My little artist!

(I need to take a better picture for this.) One of our Valentine's day crafts/decorations! Emily wasn't as into painting heart as I hoped she would be so I ended up doing most of it.

This is one of my favorite hearts

This is another favorite!

Glitter handprint!


I am a huge fan of Scrabble. My mom gave me the Scrabble Diamond Edition for Christmas, so my lowly "old-school" Scrabble was packed away. I was just about to throw it out, when I thought "Hey, these could make cool magnets!"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Wonderland!

It all started the day after Christmas, and it hasn't slowed down! We've had one snow storm after another. Paired with frigid temperatures, this makes for deep snow frozen as hard as cement under layers of newer, fluffier snow. It looks like we might have finally gotten some snowman-snow, as it is snowing yet again, but this morning, Emily informed me "Mommy, I don't like snow."
These are a few snapshots of our last storm.

This was taken early in the morning, during the first "thundersnow" I'd ever seen. The sky light up is eerie flashes.

In other parts of the state, this isn't all too impressive. But for a small neighborhood so close to the beach, this an incredible amount of snow!

Emily trudged through the snow so lightly and gently she barely sank into it. Snow and cold temperatures weren't going to keep her from her swing!

This is Scooter, our neighbors' miniature horse. Poor little guy, he was waiting for carrots, but we forgot to bring them with us!

Monday, January 24, 2011