Friday, January 30, 2015


 Pepper loves a good flashlight, or actually any flashlight for that matter.  The boys also laugh so hard at her antics chasing it around the house, on the ceiling and other people.
Kincaid had to rush out the door to walk to school with his friend.  They have been walking to and from school together each day.  I might be out of a job soon!

Then, Duke did some walking around photographing birds.  Thankfully, we have a large supply of ducks.  The boys then did some playing after school.  It was some sort of a game revolving around catching frogs. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Forgot to blog!   I didn't have any wonderful pictures and it slipped my mind!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Just a few snaps from our day - Duke at Skedaddle at Westchester Lagoon, Duke excited about his sushi lunch and then the boys in the car.  I saw this in the rear view window, but no one got hurt by the scraper thankfully. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


 It was a bit below zero for forest school and only two other people came (my good friends).  We had a great time letting the kiddos lead us through the woods.  We found a little clearing with tons of rabbit prints and trees with loads of bear scratches.  My favorite part was following these Lynx tracks.  They would lead to rabbit tracks that took HUGE hops to get out of there.  So fun, but we didn't see the cat.
Then, Kory pulled Kin, Duke and a school friend home.  It was a heavy load and I hurt my back so was of no use.  They had a great time (as always with Aunt Kory).

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Ski

 It was a gorgeous bluebird sky day in the single digits.  I skied out to Goose Lake, on and around Goose Lake and back home.  It was so pretty and I stopped to take pictures along the way.  My eye lashes did get frosty and my cheeks (both sets) got rather chilly.  Alas, it was a lovely ski!

Friday, January 23, 2015


 Duke and I both had a hankering for an adventure.  He chose cross country skiing.  I selected the location poorly as it was all up and down hills.  Tough for me going up - I goose stepped it with him between my legs holding my poles and FUN going down.  It was just like downhill skiing.  He soon tired of it and we changed to hiking.
 It was a little chilly, but we adventured for well over an hour.
 He found some birds.
 He found a tree to climb.
Kincaid played outside for a bit after school.  He made Pepper some stick and snow pizza.  They both had a fantastic time.  We are slated for a dump of snow and I am so excited!

Thursday, January 22, 2015


It was a rather low key day here.  Duke made a list of things to do that included reading a book and napping.  He didn't nap, but he did a little salt painting.  You draw with glue and then cover those areas with salt.  Dip a paint brush into food color and water to see the magic.  The color spreads along the salt and is rather mesmerizing. 

Kincaid is always full of questions.  Today it was about the Titanic and he was asking questions until he fell asleep.  Why didn't they just jump onto the ice berg?  Were there pirates there to steal the treasure?  Goodness child.

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