Saturday, November 15, 2014

First Ski Day of the Season

We went to Canada Olympic Park on opening weekend. They had delayed the opening by a week because there wasn't enough snow, but then there was a cold snap and snow-making went into high gear. Only one chair was open, and they had set up a little rail park next to the magic carpet that we normally use, so suddenly there were big kids all around.



I showed Katie how to do the slalom course and she spent most of the time cycling through it -- probably 20 times total.





Scott was off with his friend Tarek's family on the big chair, so we could only see him occasionally. It was enough evidence to conclude that he is less of a technical slalom skier and more of a speed freak. Maybe Super G is his event of choice.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Katie's Costume Collection

Over the course of the last year or two Katie has amassed quite a collection of costumes and accessories. She has a big bin full of every kind of Disney princess dress there is, plus a bin of matching shoes and wands and fairy wings, plus a trunk full of crowns, tiaras and jewelry. She had forgotten about some of these things until we had to move them into the guest room while we worked on something, and then suddenly she wanted to do nothing else until she had put every one of them on, as well as her various dance outfits.





Katie liked this second picture. She said she liked how she had posed her arm, with the elbow sticking out like that.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Hayden's Baptism

Scott's cousin Hayden turned 8 in November, and we all went to see him get baptized. I didn't get any fabulous pictures until the very end, when we were eating snacks.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Katie & Mommy



Katie's drawings are getting very detailed. Note that both of them are wearing earrings, which is artistic license on her part.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Robot Children

On a whim, the day after Halloween we made another set of costumes. Scott was fixated on some game on the tablet and Katie was a bit bored, and then I had the idea to turn a cardboard box into a robot outfit. We punched holes in the top and the sides and then wrapped some tin foil on it and then we had ourselves a robot-girl.



Scott was a little bit jealous that he didn't have one, so we dug another box out of the basement and turned him into robot boy. Unfortunately, we finished the costumes at bedtime, so they only had a minute or two to start adding buttons and other "upgrades". It also meant that they could only wear them for a few minutes. They made the most of it by brushing their teeth in costume and even trying to climb into bed, which I captured on video.



Okay little robots, time to recharge your batteries.