i went skating three weeks ago, with z, before his skating class. he was being tested in that class, and he tested up to the next level. exciting! i had promised him i would go, and i almost backed out of it. i told him that if mommy fell a lot, i would have to go return the skated immediately, because my hands and arms are my livelihood, and i can't break them. everything went well, though, and i never fell. grandma and grandpa happened to stop by to see z skate, and so grandpa took the video of my skating. i had only skated ONE time previous to this time.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
z and s were both sick one day, so i decided to use up a bunch of easter candy with some "experiments."
|another starburst? can't remember|
|two microwaved starbursts, different amounts of time, i believe - this was awhile ago|
|m & m in water. the m floated off in pieces up to the top. the candy shell eventually dissolved.|
|we added baking soda, and vinegar, perhaps?|
who knows. anyway, it passed the time. we also made banana bread the same morning. fun in the kitchen is never ending!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
upon our return to the homestead, z & i headed to skating after briefly unpacking.
the kids lined up to do a sort of obstacle course. here are some portions of z skating.
this one was fun. the first time, he fell down - pushing off & going backwards is a weird feeling! most of the kids fell. he did a great job this time.
sadly, we had to drive home sunday morning, because z had skating at 2:30, and then i had to teach all my friday students at 3:30. bleah. i hate working weekends!!!
our strange kids were singing happy birthday to you, because j & i sang "happy half birthday to you" to s, because the previous day was her half birthday. they kept up their own versions for quite awhile. here is a little clip.
|and then z managed to make s cry about something. i love the picture with s so unhappy, and z laughing.|
|c and the little peanut. baby m was having a rough day, which didn't make it any easier for the special couple. so much excitement for little m. with lots of help, he finally slept, and everyone had a wonderful night!|
|me, temporarily in hiking boots for the ride up. yes, mother, i changed into more stylish footwear once the rest of the guests arrived!|
|d & m|
|a & j|
|m & j|
|j & me|
|after the ceremony|
|c helps r sit|
c's toast, part 1
c's toast, part 2
we met at 2pm for the snowcat ride up to sicox hut.
|the driver is down there by the door, on the ground.|
|that cord is holding up the wedding dress|
|view out the front|
|bride and the sleeping munchkin|
|best man & musician|
here is a video of the ride- very lurchy - definitely worse on the way up than on the way down.
|pic of the snowcat|
|the outside of silcox hut|
|c & his brother|
|silcox & the top of mt. hood - looks cloudy - not boding well for the groom & best man skiing in|
|silcox isn't all that large. perfect size for their wedding. it took the snowcat 4 trips to bring everyone for the wedding up to the hut.|
Friday, May 02, 2014
j was due at the lodge by 11am for his best manly duties for pre-wedding photos, so he stayed home instead of going sledding, and i'm guessing had a leisurely morning getting ready after sleeping in. j took these pictures when he was "at ease."
|pic in the lobby of the lodge|
|poor little man scratched himself at night. fillin' up on the good stuff!|
|awww.... cameraman, hard at work.|
|c looks kind of disgruntled here, but r is laughing.|
|it was freeeeeeeezing!!!!|
|love how the wind blows her hair.|
it took us all awhile to get up and going. i couldn't decide onthe best place to go sledding. should we drive far? was there any suitable place close by? would s pee in her pants? how much food do we need? do we have all the water bottles? it's amazing we ever left the house. thankfully, we didn't need to leave the house to get a taste of the snow. our little patio bought us some time.
|s & g'pa|
|z and g'ma|
|cutie pie didn't want to put on pants.|
|strikin' a pose.|
|the snow... is... cold...|
a movie clip of the kids playing.