In January, we got to work on Emma’s room makeover (her requested birthday present). It’s only taking 3 times as long as we thought it would. Here are Ryan and Emma building her hanging bed. Stay tuned for “After” pictures.
We got a good snowstorm. This winter has been my favorite Spokane winter ever. Sunshine, mild temperatures, running outside all winter long and 2 big snowstorms that were enjoyed thoroughly and then melted away within the week. Here are the kids playing in it. Yes, I know Seth’s coat is ridiculous.
Faith is 3. I forgot that 3 is THE COMPLETE WORST AGE EVER. I’ve had 5 kids and I promise, 3 is waaaay worse than 2. We have been having LOTS of this:
But then also some of this: (Just so we don’t give up on her before she turns the SUPER FUN age of 4)
(insisting she needs a sleep mask at naptime)
(spending the morning as a pirate and telling us to “go walk off da plank!” It was pretty cute.)
We also spent the last week of January we fun visitors:
Ryan’s parents came and stayed and we had the best time with them!
To kick off New Years (and as evidence of the aforementioned mild winter), we took a hike:
(Gabe is starting to only want to hang out with his friends and it’s very sad. We let him out of this family outing. Boo.)
Faith finding a stick that looked like an F:
My favorite person:
Where’s Seth? Look hard…he’s super camouflaged:
One afternoon, Gabe was practicing trombone ( ahh! the sweet, sweet sound of sick elephants trumpeting in your living room), and I noticed another tooting sound. I went to investigate and found this: Faith tooting in rhythm, in all seriousness. It cracked me up.
And no year in Blogland is complete without some Crazy Hair Day pictures: