The winter of 2007/2008 was a fun one. We actually got snow! The boys enjoyed making snow creations, and Nora enjoyed destroying them. Here is a typical day in our backyard.
Alex made a really tall and skinny (self sculpture?) snowman and a snowdog. Caleb made a little snow-dog and a loon, and Corbin joined in here and there. Here's some shots of the boys with "the big one:"
Alex hams it up with the dog he made.
Typical Corbin. He's not lazy, he just really enjoys relaxing.
Notice the tree in the background. The boys love doing that to all the trees in the neighborhood.
Caleb had the fun privilege of taking care of his uncle's dog, Neville, for a weekend. He'd been on a "I want a dog" kick for a while, so this was his way of proving he could do it. My rule of the dog will stay in the kitchen was soon disregarded.
Rosa and Nora couldn't get enough of Neville. The poor dog probably had a bald spot on his belly from being petted so much.
On March 25th, 2008, Corbin gave his first "talk" at our Kingdom Hall. He read Luke 4: 1-21. He did wonderfully! He is so happy to be in the Ministry School. Here are some shots of him at home before we went to the meeting.
We had a fun day sledding at "The Hill" with some friends. It's a 3 minute breath-taking climb up, and 30 seconds of screaming down. Stunt man Corbin even decided to go down the stairs on his sled a couple times, which was quite a humorous sight. (And sound...) Here's Corbin sledding:
And Alex having a go:
We bought a gingerbread house kit on clearance for something fun to do during the too-cold days. The kids had a blast "gluing" the walls together with frosting, and decorating with gumdrops and little colorful candies. Here's Rosa hard at work:
The whole gang with the completed creation:
And of course, the best part of a candy covered cookie house...
Soon the snow was melting, and thoughts started turning to spring. We'll end with a couple shots of Rosa, now 3 years old. Here she doing one of her favorite things: helping cook.
All winter long, Rosa took to sleep-walking. Her favorite spot to go to was the boys' room. She would sit on the end of Caleb's bed, and read books to the fish in the aquarium until she nodded off again. Here is how we often found her in the morning:
Thus ends our snowtime show...