Sunday, December 12, 2010

Makin' More Memories

Kendall serving her new friend "bear" some lunch.

 Above are pictures from our visit to the Childrens' Museum of Oak Ridge yesterday.  As usual, the favorite hang-outs were the kid-sized doll house and the train area.  Unfortunately, the really cool gym where they can run like wild animals was being used for another group.  Bummer. 
This morning we took them to a local bookstore to play with the train set.  These kids LOVE trains.  We've taken them there before, but not all together, so it was lots of fun to watch them play.  We were even "those" parents who let our maniacs run back and forth through the kid's area.  It's very open and sort of invites them to want to get a little crazy.
They were all so incredibly well-behaved and fun.  It was a relief, quite frankly.  Sometimes our family excursions aren't that smooth and someone might have a bad day which means that EVERYONE has a bad day.  But today they seemed to be having a good time with each other and with us.  Whew!

Clark telling Raggedy Andy that we came in the car to see the trains.  Precious!

I think this might be one of my all-time favorite pics of Clark.  Daddy had just come around the corner and this smile was the result/reward.

Emma reading.  Seriously, I think she was reading some of the works out loud.

This crazy cold weather has us scrambling to keep the kids entertained and moving.   I am NOT a cold-weather person, so the fact that Mother Nature has neglected to recognize that it is not even WINTER (officially) yet really has me a little annoyed.
We have had more snow incidences in the last twelve days than we've had during entire winter seasons in the past.  And tonight we are getting quite a bit of snow.  Our street and yard  are covered in a blanket of fluffy white snow.  It's beautiful and calm.  But the whole town is shutting down.  Schools are closed tomorrow and I'm assuming that many businesses will do the same.  Personally, I'm hoping I can talk myself into taking the kids outdoors to make a snowman and some snow angels.  I'm going to have to figure out how to make it happen and still keep us all healthy.  But I'm hoping that we can make more memories tomorrow.

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