Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow, Finally!

Finally, the weather man got it right! We've been jealously watching our friends in Virginia and even Dallas have really crazy, snowy winters, and we've had nothing. Until today, that is. It snowed all day long - big, beautiful flakes. I know it doesn't look like much, but beggars can't be complainers.

Evan came home from school and ran outside immediately to build his very first snowman.

The snow was almost melted by the time he got home, but it was enough for a decent sized one!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I love that he is a reader!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A few scenes from our Valentines Day

Standing on tables ...

Playing hide and seek ...

Reading the paper ...

Kate petting the dog ...

Willa trying to sit on the dog ...

and hugs all around!

Friday, February 5, 2010

This past week Evan had three days off of school for teacher in-service workshops (3 days!) So, on Wednesday, when our nanny was here, he and I had a full day to ourselves. After running a few errands, I surprised him by taking him to see The Princess and the Frog at the cinema. We don't go to movies very often with three little ones around, so he was pretty excited!

I decided this would be a good time to teach him how to sneak drinks into a theater - a moral imperative, don't you think? We had been to Whole Foods just before, where we bought a can of soda for me and a chocolate milk for him, which I casually stuck into my purse as we got out of the van.

"OK, Evan, we're going to bring our own drinks in, but shh... don't tell anyone. It's our secret."

He immediately became very worried.

We settled into our seats in the theater - only three other people in the entire theater - plenty of privacy. And I reach into my purse for the drinks. And he refused to take his, he was so worried that someone would see us.

"No Mom, just save it for me, I'll drink it when we get back to the van."

"Aren't you going to be thirsty with all of this popcorn?"

"Yes, but I'm going to wait."

"oh, well can I drink mine?"

"Well ... I guess so, but you shouldn't do it."

I tried to drink it, but I just couldn't do it. Too much guilt.

That's my good boy.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

All Better ...

Finally, I think we are all over our colds. Willa has one day left of her antibiotics for an ear infection, but is feeling SO much better. All of us wound up catching it, except for Evan. The kid has an amazing immune system!

Here are a few pictures of Kate, wearing Evan's Tony Romo shirt. These are two of her favorite hobbies right now - pulling all of the books off of the shelf, and reading out loud to the other babies.