Thursday, March 27, 2008

Another baby, more sun

There is another new nephew on the Willms' side of the family.  Ken and Sara had #3 - Nicholas Jacob Eli.  Great name.  My grandpa on my dad's side was a Nicholas, and it's a name Luke and I bandied about for one of our boys (don't ask me which one because I don't remember due to baby brain and all).

And the sun has come out to play!  I am happy to report that our lawn is half dead grass with an overlay of gravel and half snow.  Titus has been going outside to play (he doesn't like winter - too cold) and the older two are waiting for the snow to finish melting at the skateboard park so they can take their BMX's and try them out on some real jumps.  I've tried loading a picture, but Blogger is all screwy and our internet has been down for a while so it's a no go.  

Speaking of pictures, I must have used a roll of film at my parent's place this Easter weekend.  8 week old Benjamin came for a visit and 9 month old Owen was showing off some toothless grins.  Such cuties!  I love being an auntie.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A long winter

Yes, I have been fairly neglectful of this, my little blog, lately.   I officially blame lack of sunshine.  While the days are indeed getting longer and the nights are shaving minutes off each side, it still isn't enough.  Aah, the heady days of sunshine past midnight, where are you?  I'm afraid we've moved too far south to enjoy them in the summer.  And yes, I've been jealous reading other blogs where spring is blooming and green abounds.  Instead, the only taste of spring here is the shedding of the heavy winter parkas in exchange for very thick sweaters and lined jackets.  At least the road is now clear of ice and snow and bikes that were given for birthdays can be used for the first time.  

See what I mean?  Where's my lawn?  I miss it!