Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Years Day!

We decided a walk around the property would be a fun way to spend New Years day with our little family. The weather was quite warm. We didn't even need jackets. Off through the woods we went. Chaucer even enjoyed running through the woods and bounding through creeks. It was a nice long walk. We picked "flowers" (aka weeds), climbed trees and threw sticks into the creek all until...   
 it started to rain! By that point we were on the opposite side of the 30 acres and had no choice but to perceiver and head for the house. This is what two wet kiddo's look like when they make it home from treading through the woods in the rain!

 Guess we should have taken the umbrellas with us on our walk (or checked the weather report)!
 That evening we met Grandpa Mickey and Claire, Kathy and my mom for dinner to celebrate Pierson's upcoming birthday. I didn't get any pictures of the meal, but here is the aftermath! Both kids love this "glow in the dark" basketball set. They would run and run trying to do some sort of lay up. Each attempt left them face first in the door. But they would shake it off with laughter and get up and try it again!
Maylin decided she would get an extra step up to better her chances of making it in the basket... I'd like to say it helped her... but... not so much! lol

Over all it was a wonderful New Years day. We are looking forward to what 2011 has in store for us. May God richly bless each and every one of you this coming year.


Jordan Carl said...

Wow. What happened to all that snow you all had just after Christmas?
It is fun to get caught in the rain every once in a while though. I don't know what it is, but when you make it to where you are going you really feel like you triumphed as if in a battle field, even though it is just rain! :)

Kristi said...

Makes me think of a time years ago when we played basketball in the rain. Nothing wrong with enjoying a rain shower ~ besides, if you are that far away from shelter when it is pouring, you may as well embrace the moment and enjoy it!
You know it will be one of those, "Hey, remember the time..." moments for your kids. :)