Friday, February 5, 2016

Snow Storm

We have been cooped up in our house for 4 days now...My husband, who is a teacher, has had 3 snow days in a row. We have continued on with life as usual; with him home as a bonus. We are however really happy that we are getting out of the house tomorrow..not sure what we are going to do, but it will involve leaving the house. We got upwards of 20" of snow and more accumulation in snow drifts. The whole town was pretty much shut down for 2-3 days. My hubby had to shovel out the driveway and shovel a path to our chickens. Today the kids enjoyed playing in it some, it was so cold out they didn't stay out too long. We also tried our hand at making snow ice cream, they seemed to like it.
Pikes Peak



Our driveway



Everyone just starting to explore.


Cuteness!

Light Saber fighting.


Pretty in pink.

Helping her little brother. He kept getting stuck.

Pretty almost 10 year old.

Trying to get him to the other side of the yard.


Oh how I love these 4!!!

Handsome.

Snow, everywhere!!





Trying out the sled.

Big sisters turn.

That was fun!


When you have never done it before, even the smallest hill is scary!



So fun to fall down!!


He loved tromping through the snow.

Sledding.

My handsome big boy!

Girls being silly.

Not sure what us happening here.

Charlie likes the snow.


Snow Ice cream is yummy!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Basketball Season 2016

The big kids all had their first basketball game last Saturday. They all did great considering we took a year off and they had only had two practices. The girls are on the same team and enjoy having each other there for support. They happened to play a team that seems to be mostly 4th graders so they didn't fare too well, but they did a great job holding their own. Little sister is very focused when playing and moves fast and does a great job playing defense. Big sister doesn't have it come as naturally but I think she will warm up in the next couple weeks and figure it all out. Big brother is on a good team, not the team he was hoping for but still good. He made a few baskets during his game and played well. Since they are older, they are playing full court basketball so he is always very sweaty when he is finished playing. I missed his first game to take the girls to a birthday party, so I don't have as many pictures of him..just a few that a friend took. Enjoy!!
Doing some practicing before the game


Praying before they started the game.

The only non blurry picture of her, she moves around so fast when she is playing.


They had her guarding a 4th grader who was so much bigger than her, she did great though. He didn't score once while she was guarding him.


Mid-run

Sitting out by her daddy.


She had to guard the same boy.

She went back in for her sister because she fell and hurt her knees.




Back in after the half


She was able to take a few shots but never made it in, just needs more practice.