Friday, February 21, 2014

Snowpocylapse 2014

Okay, not really, but everybody panicked.  We ended up getting about 18" of really good snowball/snowman snow.  :)  And, as an added bonus, neither Jordan nor I were able to get to work, so we got some bonus family time!

Sophia made an obligatory trip outside.  We used garbage bags for snow pants (thank you Girl Scouts!)

She sunk only about halfway down, but even that was enough to make her skeptical of this stuff.

Um, mom, it's really hard to walk in this stuff.

Maybe it will make sliding fun?

Hey!  The end is blocked!

The weekend she was much more agreeable to get out.  There were walking paths, and she could wear her "ha" and mittens.

Walking the path.

But, what made her really love the snow (or, as she says, "nos") was the discovery that it could be made into a snowball that was perfect for eating!

Supervising daddy.... he makes a snowman!

Going to visit the snowman.  The snow is much easier to walk in, now.

Sitting on the snowman!  (look close....she's on top!)

And, now, all the snow is melted and we have a muddy mess to show for it with just a few small patches of "nos" for Sophia to point out.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Whirl wind of a life

Life has been a bit, shall we say, crazy lately.  I feel like I've been running from one thing to another to another, stopping only to sleep (sometimes).  So, I have been lax about my updates.  I have also been horrible about taking pictures.  Shame on me.  But, my laxity has been pointed out to me.  So, here's a life update in picture form.  
Sophia is growing. 

And being a monkey-in-training

She still loves her books, and being read to.

Sleeping Sophia needs her space.

She loves her Christmas presents....the grocery cart is a big hit.


She has cereal in a a pan.

This chair needs to be over there.

Snow bunny!  She wanted her "ha" on, and the mittens.

Officially trained for the half marathon I'm running in April.

We still have the (now undecorated) Christmas tree in the living room.  The little kitties like to hide in there.

Sophia with Pha, the maker of some ah-mazing chicken.  :)  She looooves visiting her, and eating her weight in chicken.

I would like to order the cute kid behind the counter...

There.  That's the life update.  I've been working like crazy in lab, and have finally been given the okay to start writing a paper!  Which I have been wonderful at procrastinating on.  *sigh*  I've also been making a whole lot of hats and such.  :)

Step 1: admit you have a problem

Hi, my name is Laura and I'm addicted to yarn.  *phew*  Glad that's off my chest.

This is my yarn stash.  Sad thing:  it's only part of my yarn stash.

I also have unspun roving, which is super fun to play with.

Now, what exactly is step 2?