Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Writer

Scarlett loves reading and writing. She makes her own books by drawing all the pictures, then dictates the words for us to write. Some recent titles include "The Chicken Makes a Noise" and "The Worm".

Monday, February 21, 2011

This was a long weekend because of the President's Day holiday. Cathy and Scarlett arrived Friday evening and we had a nice time together. Saturday was sunny, cool, and windy, generally feeling like spring might be on the way. Then Sunday afternoon came and the snow began. It was wet and heavy snow, almost sleet, freezing on the road and on the car windshield. Then today, Monday, more snow began to fall. Spring teased us just a little but winter is still here.
Cathy and Scarlett left this afternoon for the long drive home, so I'm hopeful the driving wasn't too bad for them.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just this week we came home from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We like to go to a warm beach when the February cold and snowstorms come to Michigan. It was a lovely week of relaxing, enjoying the outdoors, eating too much, and just having a nice time. We came home well rested and ready for the last few weeks of winter knowing that spring will come in a few weeks.

My second winter trip was a visit to the New Jersey home of Tom, Kelly, Matt and Tyler. Kelly had a get together with high school girlfriends in Atlanta so I went for the weekend to help Tom with the boys. It was so fun and very busy! There was a lot of snow that Friday with mild temperatures so the boys enjoyed playing outside.

Matt and Tyler were happy to get Mommy back!
We've been very lucky to do a lot of traveling these last few weeks. First was a visit to South Florida to see Steve, Marta, Gabe, and Ale.

Gabe was surprised with a new bike from his mom and dad. Now he has very good skill with a two wheeler. In January in South Florida it is the perfect season for bike riding.

We enjoyed a visit to the beach. I love to see the ocean, walk in the sand, and feel the water on my feet. It is quite amazing to know that there is heavy snow and frigid temperatures in Michigan but people are enjoying the beach in South Florida.

Friday, February 04, 2011

This is the view from our front window today: