Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Is the sunshine at your house today?

Oh, I have missed the sunshine.And other things that make me happy:
Valentine's Day Banner. The girls and I had great fun putting this together.
Look who is joining us at the dinner table! I hate high chairs and all the space they commandeer in the dining room, so we are just going to use the booster. It's quite a bit of work for Bella's abs to keep herself upright for an entire mealtime. (And I know she looks like she has a mad combover, but she normally looks much fluffier and less old man-like.)
The Niles Ice Festival was loads of fun. We headed up to Niles, Michigan with the Corry family on the warmest day of the festival (+19 instead of -19--that's downright balmy), and all of us still froze solid after an hour of wandering, but it was fun anyway.This sculpture of a weedy sea dragon was my favorite. Can you imagine trying to keep this thing balanced?And I think Jacob Corry worked for 20 minutes trying to get all the kids positioned for this picture. All of them kept trying to slide down the front while the others were being pulled up. For the record, this little mountain of snow was much taller than it appears.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

I am loving the sunshine as well. I love the picture of the kids on top of the "snow mountain". Good Times!!

The Ziemers said...

I love the Valentine's Day banner. You are an inspiration!

Irish Cream said...

Ahhhh, I have so loved the sunshine. It was so wonderful to see the icicles melting instead of growing, to see sidewalk instead of tromped down snow, to be able to run to the garbage can without donning coat, gloves, scarf, boots, hat, and electric blanket...

I LOVED the ice sculptures! I agree with you the SeaDragon is spectacular.

Sara said...

Oh Bella Baby! How exciting to sit at the table.

And I miss the sunshine so much, humidity doesn't even sound all that bad right now.

Sara said...

Bella sneezing and then smiling at your laughing is quite possibly the cutest thing I have EVER seen.

dockters said...

Emilee...isn't the sunshine wonderful!?! Even if it doesn't seem to warm things up at all outside, just seeing it makes my day! It was about 30 degrees here on Sunday and when we walked outside for church Sam yelled, "It's WARM today!" Poor Toledo kid...doesn't know what warm is!

Glad you're all doing well!

Cynthia and Steve said...

What a fun ice sculpture place- I liked the lamppost.
Also, I like the picture on the top of the blog of you and John- it's really cute.

Brooke S said...

I have a booster that has a higher back and can tilt back a little for small babies, let me know if you want to borrow it, we are not using it right now. And yes that is all one sentence!

stooberthepoober said...

two words----sweet Kerry Freestone Combover--sorry for the analogy

Travis & Liz said...

I miss the sunshine, especially in the winter months. Have you heard the song Summer Sunshine by the Corrs? I can almost feel the sun when I listen to it. I guess that's why it's one of my favorites. Thanks for the valentines decorating ideas.

Mags said...

have i really missed three posts? what the.....? i love a good patch of sunshine, patches of sunshine are excellent for napping.