Friday, March 21, 2008

Preparing for glaciers next

Yesterday was the first day of spring...and it felt like spring was an actual possibility. Us North Dakotans don't get too excited about the equinoxes, since our seasons don't seem to follow them very closely. It's not unheard of to get snow in April, and whoever designs the Easter dresses for little girls clearly has not a clue about our weather patterns, as around the same time these filmy dresses are in stores there is also a run on white cardigan sweaters and tights.

Here's a couple photos of Leah and Ben and neighbor pals Gavin and Nolan just the other day:

Today we woke up to the most beautiful scene....for December. About 6 inches of snow was already on the ground, and it continued to snow for most of the day. Wet, wet snow.

Leah made snow angels, and we had another snowball fight - even Ben got into it this time. It's his snowball that hit Leah in the face just before that last photo.
And some Leah-isms for those of you who love them:
Leah and I have a script we follow at least a couple times a day. "Mommy, I'm hungry/bored." I'll say, "What do you want to eat/do?" "I don't know, what do you think?" And we've decided that I'll give ONE option, and if she doesn't like it, she has to come up with something on her own. Here's the rest of one conversation:
Leah - "Mommy, I want to do some art. What should I do?"
Me - "Water painting."
Leah - very encouragingly - "That's a good idea!"
Leah was whining tonight about her bedtime. Aaron said, "How old do you think you'll be when you'll get to stay up later?" Leah answered right away, "Three?"


Noel said...

And we now have a 5 foot high Easter snow bunny in our front yard. Great snow for makin' stuff.

JJ and EJ said...

Did you cut your hair? Cute! We are so not looking forward to more snow. It didn't snow here... yet... we're going to Bizzo tomorrow.

Ruth said...

great pics!!!! especially the one with you and leah. that is priceless, please make me a hard copy and include it in the soon-to-arrive birthday card bursting with april 8th cash.

Aaron said...

That last photo is awesome.