Here's some things that I never got to enjoy going to school in the good old Phoenix Valley...
1. This is how Brock looks going to school every day from about November to March.
2. They plow a monstrous snow hill on the playground for recess. They have tons of school sleds for recess equipment.
3. Brock wears his snowpants and boots all day (except for P.E.) because you have to have them on to play on the snowhill at recess.
4. He keeps his only pair of tennis shoes at school because he only wears them for P.E. (he wears his snow boots everywhere else).
5. For P.E., they go snow-shoeing.
6. They have buses from the school to the ski hills after school. Hopefully Brock can take lessons next year. He gets to go sometimes with Russ and has his own pair of skis and LOVES it! The high school has ski days occasionally where they actually take roll, load the buses and ski for the day. How come we never got "lake days" in AZ!?
7. If it's 10 degrees or less, they have to have indoor recess. Lots of indoor recess a few months of the winter. Last year taking Brock to school he looked at the degrees in our car-25 degrees. He said, knowing he could play outside for recess, "25 degrees! That's totally warm!" What?!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:41 AM
Here's a list of some things that have recently broken in our household (Most are still broken)
- Video camera
- Dee's cell phone
- Dee's watch
- DVD player
"And the hits just keep on comin..."
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:36 AM
Monday, February 18, 2008
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 1:25 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Well, a lot has happened since I have last posted. I will refrain for saying that I will do better about posting because I obviously dont... I just post in large amounts all at once. So, sorry.
Anyway, we have more snow than we know what to do with. The snow was pretty and fun till about two weeks ago when it just wouldn't stop. We love it, but would love to see mother earth again and not six feet of white stuff.
The window below is about 8.5 feet off the ground... lots of snow....
You cant tell me that this is not one of the coolest things you've seen. Snow blows down my deck and into my doorway... That is cool, but not cool to shovel.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 11:33 PM
My oldest sister turned and undisclosed age (per her request) and my parents and siblings flew to her house in Seymour Indana (of which I would love to see more). Anyway, it was a blast. I have not had that much fun in a long time. This was the first time we all got togther without our families, well, since we have all had families.
We all flew in togther and rented a minivan (see below post) and drove to her house. We called her on the phone and started to sing to her. As we started to sing, we rang her doorbell and she came while we were singing. She had no idea and it was awesome. She screamed, cried, we cried....We had so much fun. Great memories.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 11:23 PM
This is the progress of my brother's sanity while we were in Indiana. He went against all which he believed and rented a minivan for us. The first pic is his excitement to ride in it as I drove, but he soon had to drive and things went down hill quickly thereafter.
To bring him back, we put on some Pink Floyd and dressed him in his coaching attire and things were almost normal...which is basically normal.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 11:05 PM
Here is a funny pic of our oldest. He is a computer junkie. He has basically taken over one of our old laptops. He is loading some racecar game. He would be on it all day if we let him. Thanks goodness Dana is around to make him a well rounded young man. (notice the well organized desk. My office has become the junk drawer of the house.)
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:47 PM
This is one of the winning ice sculptures for winter carnival here in McCall. I thing there were about 11 total sculptures throughout town. This one is the favorite of out little two year old. He loves trains, so we had to stop and get a picture.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:39 PM
Just so you know, we would get a ton of candy, but the kids would have to dig it out of the snow and it gets all wet. So, when we get home we have a whole bag full of soggy, nasty candy. Any ideas for next year? They work so hard to get the candy, but dont get to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:34 PM
This is the night before the actual parade. The community puts together a parade for the kids. It is the light parade, and they have the kids get all dressed up and put glow stick on and any other lights they can bring and we all walk through town. Well, I ended dragging all the kids on a sled which was fun till I I had to drag them back up hill. We put Brett in a little carrier and zipped him up in my coat. He seemed to like it.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:21 PM
Here are a few pics of the snow here. This first one is from the snow burm looking back at the house. The amount of snow we received this year is absolutuly insane. People who have lived here their whole lives were blown away by the amount of snow. You have to realise that all this snow fell in about three weeks.
This picture is our little sledding hill in our driveway.
Posted by Russ and Dana... at 10:09 PM