We had SUCH a marvelous day this last Saturday! It was our town’s First Annual Winter Festival! As we were getting ready to head out I wondered why I hadn’t heard a peep out of Jilly-Bean.
Oh. That explains it! Awwww, look at her little fingers. And her little curls! They’re growing!
We went down to the pond (lake) where they had snowmobile rides. The kids LOVED it, but Jay said he felt every little bump and ridge in the ice, poor guy! What a sport!
Down, boy. I think he wanted to eat Amelia. We gave him plenty of space.
Reese was absolutely fascinated with the ice. We’ve been driving past this pond (lake) since we moved here and when the first ice-house went up he wanted to go out there so very badly! He spent a lot of time slipping and sliding around out on the ice. His little bum must have hurt after falling down so many times, but he didn’t care!
Jilly was cold and still wanting a nap, so Jay stuffed her up his pullover and kept her warm and cozy! She spent the better part of the day like this!
Doesn’t my half-eaten bowl of chili look appetizing??? Sorry. There was a chili cookoff (which I am TOTALLY entering next year!) but I wasn’t quick enough to get a bowl of the winning chili. This one was called Mild Mannered and was really wonderful! Makes me really wonder about the winning chili, it must have been out of this world!
Now, I might be biased, but these are some pretty cute looking kids. Really.
They are just adorable. . . . right up until the instant that I click the button on the camera. Then all of the sudden they’ve got some weird look on their face. Grrrrr. So, in retaliation, I’ll post this. . . . . .
Man, she is gonna HATE me when she’s older!
Reese and Lia had a ball making snow bricks.
Look at them working together! I’m SO proud!
They were at it for a good 30 minutes.
Oh, you’re wondering why you don’t see more bricks? Well, it could have something to do with this. . . . .
Buahahahahahahahaha! This was only fair, Reese had stomped all the other bricks up until this point!
After the festival, we went down to our beach. I love footprints in the sand. These are Reese’s. (he was running)
Amelia found a silk flower that had washed up on the shore. She ‘planted’ it in the sand, she was so proud of it! Cute as a button, isn’t she?
Reese and I walked all the way down the rocky part of the shore. I found some really pretty shells and Reese threw lots of rocks into the ocean. (His favorite beach activity.)
It was just such a lovely, leisurely day. I love living here!
Before I go, remember our snowman?
This little lump is all that’s left! Awwwwww.