Spent last week in Yellowstone NP with my photo buddy Sparky. We left last Sunday late afternoon, driving through the night arriving in Yellowstone early Monday morning. We chased bears, birds and bison until Thursday afternoon when we headed
for Teddy Roosevelt NP. After a night in Teddy we drove the wildlife loop
Despite the sunny weather a sore throat had Isabel feeling gloomy today.
With lotsa frosting and even more Love.
Isabel trying to prove that the countless episodes of “Cake Boss” she’s watched, haven’t been a total waste of time.
Grace demos the new and improved gymnastic bar. The metal brackets to the old one were actually torn in half in some particularly windy weather.
“shenanigans” = secret or dishonest pixel maneuvering or manipulation.
It’s a school day, your alarm clock’s playing a catchy pop song… snooze or pillow to ears is my response.
Music resonates with that kid such that humming/singing along is somehow a subconscious, almost required response. All I know is it’s awfully cute.
While pretty, the girls are less than impressed with the late April snowfall.
Some warm weather cleared the canvas for our resident graffiti artist.
For Isabel, an easter bunny headband is simply a functional fashion piece one wears around Easter. It’s not meant to be cute, just something to keep the hair out of your eyes when you color.
The nine-year old moved the party from the Spirit Mt. tubing hill to the parking lot, for cupcakes and drinks.
Attempting to avoid the screen time cops, Isabel goes undercover.
Lord only knows how many times I’ve taken the “reading to my dog at bedtime” photo… Wonder if there’s a support group, cuz I can’t seem to stop.
The snowless space under our deck is apparently an excellent place to eat… if you’re a Barred Owl at least. We’ve seen him perched here at least a dozen times this winter.
32°F today ~ and at the heels of the second coldest winter on record… warmer it was.
Grace had a sleepover last night… with Isabel
Isabel’s new piano piece is still a work in progress… but already fun.
Another shot from last weekend’s gymnastics meet.
The last meet of the year had a tropical theme… in the not so tropical St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Grace keepin’ the snow on the outside.
Warm hearts, but at -16°F, pretty cold for Valentine’s week.
Hard to believe it’s been 4 years since Vancouver… Here’s Isabel getting the crowd pumped up back in 2010.
Grace was still on her way home from gymnastics when I sent Isabel to bed. Went to check on her and found her cuddled up with a Kindle book, and a cup of tea ~ Made it herself! Growing up waaay to fast she is.
Sunny, but cold. -18°F at the bus stop this morning.
Scoring second on beam and 6th overall in her age group, Grace was anything but cold in Saturday’s Bemidji meet.
Isabel joined in the birthday party fun.
Joined by some school friends, Grace celebrated her birthday on the backyard hill.
The annual highlight reel ~ enjoy.
The New Year’s girl turns 11 in 2014.
~Happy New Year~
After following the 75 page construction book (by herself), Isabel had a little Lego land complete with flowers, kitties, swings and a sun deck.
With Uncle Jeremy’s wolf looking Meeko tied to her sled, Grace was in for a wild ride.
A house full of Grandparents were on hand for “Mouse Hunt”, Isabel’s winter recital piece.
Always last, he’d wait until the all clear was given from below… “Clarke”! At that he’d drop in blasting down the run faster than any sled could carry him.
Three snow days, and over two feet of snow, make for one great backyard sledding run.
A sneak peek from the annual Granddaughters photo book. Should be available for gift giving by December 25th.
Clarke turns 4 today. He was pretty excited about the squeaky squirrel toy, and his new collar, but was feeling like a four-legged fire hazard in the girls decorations.
Happy Birthday Clarke!