Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April showers?

The winter clothes are away. I found my flip flops the other day. But the planet has other ideas. A dump of fresh white snow today is doing a nice cover up job and hiding the usual mud-mess of spring, but is nonetheless not all that welcome. Thanks very much. I didn't go out in it so no pictures of the snow, although I admired it from the doorway for a minute.
Instead Lili and I had a lovely lazy day inside. I thought I'd snap an unusual picture- one showing real life, dirty dishes and heaping compost pile and all.

I wanted to get a good photo of her curls, but she does not like to pose for the camera at all, so this was the best I could do...

When the boys came in from school we had the leftovers of my first Death Cafe cake for a snack, and Brendan made hot chocolate. Another real life pic. I like capturing these moments and imagine I will appreciate them in years to come.

 And just because...
 Bomber is getting a bit more adventurous and wandering a little further every day. Which means it's time to get a tag on him and probably take him to the vet for a wee operation. I hope it doesn't change his personality- is that a thing with cats?
 Jazzy was a little peeved that throwing a stick from the doorway was as far as I was going to go. Until Steve came home and she got a bit more fun. I'm looking forward to seeing her enjoy the water again this year. If summer ever comes.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Lili and mama at home.

Painting is a big thing around here. Blobs and lines. And Bomber wants a shot!
A chilly walk in the woods this morning. It was about -17, which would have been a breeze had I remembered my proper gloves. We only managed about 20 minutes. These two were loving it while I faked a smile and tried to hold on to the dog's lead while balling my fists up inside my driving gloves (which are thick and cozy but not at this temperature). When we got back in Lili was still toasty warm all over, so I vote again for LLBean snowsuits and MEC "toasty mitts" :) And it was also down to the way a two year old walks around in the woods- lots of warmth created with her insisting on going in the opposite direction to her mother, off piste and over every fallen tree she could find.