Monday, March 23, 2015

Grandma Finally Makes It To Boston

Grandma and Grandfather finally made it to town for their much-delayed birthday visit. Only, now it was time to celebrate Grandma's birthday instead of the girls' ones...

...but we'll use any excuse to make something sweet. Before they arrived, Audrey helped me make Grandma's favorite, banana pudding.

And once they got here, there wasn't much to do since we were still covered in snow and dealing with the latest "arctic blast". At least there was basketball to watch. And snuggling to do.

And somehow Audrey managed to rope Grandfather in to working their way through a stack of designs on her Imagine Magnets.

On Satuday, I took my alien life form to swim lessons so she could show off her skills to Grandma.

We actually had a plan to go to the Science Musuem on Sunday, but Maddy woke up that morning sick with a cold (probably from all that staying up late to watch basketball) so we had another quiet day.

So, it was a nice visit, if not a little boring for Grandma and Grandfather. But the Cats survived the weekend, and that was the important thing!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Playing in the Snow!

The cruel irony about this whole winter is that even though we had tons and tons of snow, it hasn't really been warm enough to play outside in it. But today, we had an amazing day in the 40's and the kids had a chance to get outside and throw some snowballs.

While it may look like they are standing on the ground, it's actually eighteen inches of hard packed snow!

Snow is definitely much more fun when it doesn't feel like our faces are about to freeze off!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Party Weekend

Today we had to divide and conquer. Bob and Audrey enjoyed a day at the Aquarium to celebrate cousin Meghan's birthday...

...while I took Maddy to Girl Scouts and swim lessons. As we were heading home from swim, we got word that the power was out at home so rather than miss the Wildcats SEC tournament game we had lunch out. Maddy is such a fun lunch companion now!

On Sunday, both kids were invited to Audrey's friend Daniela's 4th birthday party. They had a blast playing all the party games.

And the chips were pretty good too!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Only Thing That's Kept Us Sane This Winter

My brother Patrick must have had some premonition about the winter we'd be having because he gave Maddy the perfect Christmas gift. I can't even count how many hours she and Bob have spent shooting hoops.

Bob takes it very seriously.

And Maddy's style isn't as flamboyant, but she still gets the job done.

Oh spring, please hurry!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Warm Day But Nowhere to Play

Oh well. I guess a stick and a puddle with have to suffice.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Quiet Weekend

We had pretty (relatively) nice weather this weekend. Unfortunately there really isn't anywhere to take a walk and enjoy the balmy 40 degree temperatures since most parks are still covered in a three-foot layer of snow.

We did get out for a little while in an attempt to accelerate the melting process by throwing some snow onto the street. There's a four-foot snow drift at the front of our house that is probably destined to end up in our basement. But, to look on the bright side, it is fun to climb.

On Sunday, we celebrated the return of Daylight Savings Time with some ice crean at Twist and Shake.

Lucky for us, the extra daylight really highlights the chocolate on people's faces!