Friday, January 16, 2009

gun fights and laundry rescues keep us warm

Before it got bitterly cold, we had some playdates. Here's my gun-toting Artist chasing some guys down with a tractor.
Then they had a shootout at a friend's house. Only Dash survived.

El Toro and I went on a double date last Friday. Our friends bestowed us with a gift card/date for Christmas! (He didn't wear that GAME ON shirt to the restaurant. Heh.)
My little lad is very thankful for all the extra food. When I get cold, I cook like crazy.
Don't his eyes look dark in the pictures?? Weird. He has very blue eyes.

Yesterday we made homemade chicken pot pie, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, and chocolate chip cookies after school (or you can call it home ec/ extra math!)

He loves to wear this broken half of a fireman's hat on his head. It makes him look like a baby Frankenstein.
It pays to help Mommy cook!
We've been doing quite a bit of costume play, too. These brave little dudes are on their way to put out a fire.
And I reinstated "station time." They need some structured activities to keep us all from going crazy when we can't get outside. I love to watch my batman baby do lacing shapes!! His fine motor skills amaze me. He'll be put to work making me jewelry pretty soon!!
Nature Man balked yesterday when I asked for his spelling book. Can't say I blame him. It's just not his cup of tea... so I had the boys do word puzzles and letter squares instead. I'm such a book learner, like the Artist, and it's tough sometimes for me to remember the more hands-on stuff that the boys love.

What do you do on these ridiculously cold days?? I can't stand being cold. I mean, I reeeeaaaalllly do NOT like the cold. Not even a tiny bit.

However, I'm learning to appreciate my time at home more. I've also been crafting A LOT in the evenings. The Artist helps me design things, and the boys help me paint on modge podge. It's a family affair.


One of Us said...

You've captured so many wonderful "daily life" them.

Mrs Smiley Joe said...

Too cute!!! My little prof. loves playing dead...Trying to nix that a little. Anyway, what great pictures. I love, love, love them!

Ann-Marie said...

Just reading all that made me feel tired - how do you do it, girl?! What an awesome day! That photo of you and the "Game On" dude looks wonderful - you are so beautiful Wendy!

Elizabeth Haught said...

Excellent pictures! Okay, surely there was a typo when you said you made all that stuff in one day. Surely you meant one week. : ) Your kids are so very lucky to have you for a mommy!

Trish said...

How funny! When it's cold outside and I feel a little trapped inside, I cook too... Those wonderful homey, comfort foods...bread, meatloaf, bread, chili, bread, waffles, etc... Oh, and bread.

Just what are those Woods up to? said...

I love this post! The pictures make me smile! I only have two and can't seem to keep them entertained; I really need to take some tips from you (though I bet Oliver is more dexterous than Owen is at lacing shapes and beads and things! Your baby is amazing! Wendy, you look so beautiful in the pic with Fred. You look like you should be in a magazine. I also love the pic where you're cooking. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! And I have to admit, this cold has been bugging even me. When it's both windy and cold I hate to leave the house.

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

I love the pic of you two together! Cute!

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Thank you, Ladies! I actually changed my profile picture because of your kind words. I really am a "words person." :-) I must give credit where credit is due. My darling Isabelle, The Artist, took that picture of me and Fred. She is quite the little photographer.

Elizabeth and Trish, yes, I get cooking/baking-crazy when I'm cold. Must eat. Must warm up house. Must make lots of gooey messes to distract me from my frozen toes. :-)

Loveandadoor said...

Lots of baking here too on cold days. I still have pumpkins left from the fall.. somehow thought that would be a good thing.. so many pumpkins... but uh.. not so much.. still.. can't waste them so... pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes.. pumpkin hidden in anything I can put it into..
Loved the pictures. Your family is beautiful!

Isabelle said...

Hi it's me Isabelle I like that
picture of Oliver eating cookie Dough it's really funny. Isabelle