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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday, Lindsay!

Linsday Joy turned 2 yesterday.  I can't believe how fast the time is flying by!  We celebrated last night, then had a party with Karen's family this afternoon.  She was thrilled with her butterfly wings, boa, tutu, rain jacket and umbrella, and baby carraige!  She is such a joy to us, and she really seemed to enjoy the last two days.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Final pics of winter?

Now that the snow is just about gone, I thought I would post some more of my favorites from playing in the snow...

Not at the highest point of the snowbank, but getting there...

Shoveling off the roof!

The luge is ready... again!

Now that's the look of determination... looking for a new Personal Record time!

The snowman became like part of the family!

You'll notice there were no pictures of Lindsay in the snow... she wasn't a fan, and didn't last long enough to get the camera out.  Of course, if the snow was up to my armpits, I probably wouldn't have been so excited about it either.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Another Fine Ski Day

This weekend, Karen went away on the Women's Retreat with Grace Community Church.  So, Saturday, Nana watched Lindsay while Chip took the boys skiing at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA (about 45 mins southwest).  Althoug we didn't get to do any skiing in February, both boys picked things up as if we had skied last weekend.  They did great!  Good turning and stopping, well controlled, and able to moderate speed.  We were even able to get all 3 of us on and off the lifts with no problems!  It helped that Chase was able to get himself on and off the lift without any help!

We started out the day with some drizzle, but by 2:30ish, there were blue skies.  It was so great to watch the boys skiing, talking and laughing together... just enjoying our time!  I'm looking forward to MANY more of these trips... someday even with all 5 of us! 

The only downside was that by the end of the day, they were bored with the "Lower Mountain Pass" that for a discounted rate gives you access to just the magic carpets and 1 chair lift... Next time we'll have to pay the full rate for the whole mountain.  But that's a cost I'm willing to pay for the fun we had together!