Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marvelous Mountains of Snow!

I told the kids to go play outside because there are MOUNTAINS of snow out there today (we got about 12 inches, which rarely happens here). Snow up to your knees! Snow in coming out of your eyeballs! SNOW SNOW SNOW!

Danger Boy played snow dinosaur (see pic) and Kid Catastophe did her best to make snow angels out of the snow, but ended up floundering quiet a bit since the snow was so deep!

Kid Catastrophe was sporting some red cheeks despite two changes of scarfs to keep her face warm.

Danger Boy was showing off his super strength by picking up large chunks of snow off the top and hurling them across the yard (all the while screaming and grunting like a dinosaur).

(here's the pic of KC trying to make snow angels)
Am I the only super freak of a parent who actually enjoys the snow days with the kids? I don't have to take them to school. I get to watch them play in the snow. AND Super Spy can take a nap whenever she needs to (as opposed to having to be scheduled around the older kids' school times). It's silly willy fun fun all around!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Super Power- Messy Baby!!!

Super Spy is making great progress in getting food into her mouth, most of the time, but there is a parental debate on the super intensity of cuteness that comes from a really messy baby.

Is there anything cuter than a SUPER MESSY baby? I'll let my loyal blog readers decide for themselves!

Here's Super Spy trying to learn how to drink water, but mostly pouring it on herself.

Yum, tasty bowl of sweet potatoes!
Wait, which end goes in my mouth?

Beans! Nom nom nom nom.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Super Family Goes to Washington (D.C.)

The drive to the D.C. area, was very "eventful". Tired Mom became Terrified Mom on a long 100 mile stretch of lonely road in the mountains of West Virginia. Why you ask? Because it was the middle of the night and there was a BLIZZARD. And, not a hotel to be found for 100 miles. The longest 3 hours (felt like a week) of my life. Almost going off the road no less than five times made for more scares than are ever necessary for a human being to endure in one night. We did eventually make it to a hotel (which ironically, was just outside where the blizzard was really hitting).This was the snow covered view from the hotel room.
Danger Boy and Kid Catastrophe camped out on the floor.

Super Spy was happy to be out of her car seat (after 13 hours) and enjoyed her "hop crawling" around on the floor.

After a rocky start, we eventually made is safely to Aunt Weesie and Uncle Bryan's house the next day. The roads were so clear the next day, it was like it had not snowed in a week.

In other news: Super Spy is a road warrior! She does not nap very well in the car, but she rarely cries and is Super Happy for most of the trip. E & T loved playing with their baby cousin. They kept saying how cute she was, and loved it when I took a shower and they were put in charge of her. Super Spy loved all the attention from her cousins, and from everyone else!
The first day the kids played and opened their presents from their Aunt & Uncle. Here the boys are playing with nerf guns on the playground. Other than the blizzard in WV, the weather was very mild for winter. Kid Catastrophe is modeling her jewelry picked out by her aunt.
One of our first sight seeing trips was to see the Air and Space Museum near the Dulles Airport. The kids had a blast! Planes, helicopters, and space shuttles, oh my! There was lots of walking around to get out some of the wiggles from the long car trip. Super Spy was traveling Kangaroo style for all the museums.Views from the upper floors of the museum.
The kids really enjoyed the "control tower" with a view of planes landing and taking off from Dulles Airport. The kids posed for a picture with the Super Cousins.

And then, there was the Frostival!

One of the highlight of the trip was a local indoor carnival called "The Frostival" where the kids got to run around all over some HUGE bouncy houses, and ride rides, and eat good food, and generally have a super fun time. The Frostival was lots of fun, and the moms had fun watching them (Tired Mom and Aunt Weesie).
All the smaller kids enjoyed the ball pits while Cousin E went to go rock climbing on the indoor rock climb they had (a little too hard for the younger kids).

Tired Mom's camera batteries pooped out for the Natural History Museum we went to on the third day, but Danger Boy (aka Dinosaur Boy) finally got to see some real life dinosaur bones! They were awesome. At one point, DB was walking under a T-Rex bones display (HUGE) and I say "Look up!" and DB does, and his jaw just dropped! It was hilarious and a very cool experience. At the same museum, Tired Mom got to see the Hope Diamond (world's largest diamond). The Super Kids were not as impressed though. Next time, we hope to walk to see the monuments, but that will probably have to wait for a warmer summer trip since they are all outdoors.

It was sad to leave the cousins on New Year's Day, but we have to go home some time and all good things must come to an end. We hope to visit the P Family many many more times while they live in the D.C. area!