Monday, April 7, 2014

Winter's Last Gasp

While we dare say Winter's icy grip is finally weakening, we still had to find lots of things to entertain ourselves with in its death throes weeks in March.  

Baby dolls were bundled up and walked.

 Luke participated in Jump for Heart at school - raising  money for the American Heart Association in the process (thanks to deep pocket donors Grammy and Grandpap, Uncle Joe, Grandma and Grandpa, and Aunt Slater!).  Mama was more than a little shocked to learn he was one of the few Kindergarteners to master jumping rope.
 Lots of other jumping occurred...
 Harper enjoyed some lazy weekend morning time with Daddy.
 Luke filled up his reward jar and cashed in for the Han Solo bank he'd been eyeing.  "Look, it's like I'm saying 'Whoa, Han Solo is trapped in Carbonite.'"
 The dollhouse family had a BBQ for the Calico Critters from Aunt Slater.  "Harper and I are the giant Mom and Dad," said Luke.
The large dollhouse is not enough for Harper, though, she crafted a "kid room" for the Calico Critter Kitties out of a shoebox. 
 We enjoyed an early St. Patrick's Day (and pre-baby Saoirse arrival) dinner with the Scotts.
 "He is a cowboy leprechaun."
 A moment of sibling harmony.
 Luke doing is best Elsa of Arendelle, making the "Frozen Fractel Hotel."
 Recovery day smoothie with Mama.
 Taking care of her five o'clock shadow.
Luke joined in for some foamy soap mugging.  Mama made them crowns and collars.  They made beards.
 Luke and Daddy spent a lot of time creating a Lego Restaurant.  Luke's angling to be featured in Lego Magazine as a "Master Builder."  
Our "Aunt Slater" Lego (the librarian, actually) bellied up to the bar.
 And apparently Santa was relaxing in the off-season.
 Batman joined the fun.
 Harper worked on her own "pwoject," a "cage for Wion!"
 One rainy day found them working on "an art pwoject" and singing a Frozen-Katy Perry mash-up.
 Luke also opened a restaurant!
 Daddy and Harper enjoyed a lovely meal.
 Harper threw the baby dolls a birthday picnic.
 And an injured ninja paid a visit to Doc McStuffins.
 Harper earned her keep by cleaning the bathroom floor.
 And in the most exciting news from the Broke Club, Luke is taking off with his reading.  He has been enjoying reading to Mama and Daddy and Harper before bed. 
Here he reads Hop on Pop atop Pop. 

Coming soon - pictures of kids without winter gloves!  Or jackets!  SUNSHINE!  And green grass!

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