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End of February Doldrums

February 27, 2011

I think the end of February/beginning March is one of the hardest times. Winter hasn’t quite released it’s hold, even though we’ve been teased with a few warm days here and there. Most of the snow has melted with those warm days, and now we’re left with bare patches of brown grass and the leftover gray piles of snow. And in the offchance that it does snow again (as it always does), the snow doesn’t quite have the same appeal as it does in December.

At least the kiddo has his birthday next week to look forward to, but even then, the weather is often unpredictable. The year we had his first birthday party, most of the state was covered in a massive snowstorm that stranded the ILs and left them without power for nearly a week and postponed our big party. Three weeks later, when we could finally have his party, it was 60 degrees, brilliantly sunny and starting show real signs of spring.

So the kiddos have been coming up with new and creative ways to entertain themselves, and they generally include using all of the pillows off the couch, plus some from the kiddo’s bed (and on occasion, his blankets as well). In the past week he’s built a racetrack for Lightning McQueen, a house for his bunny, a “soft rock”, a tunnel and, this weekend, a “snowboard”.

Like this:

I think he means more like a snowmobile, because it has a motor and is “very loud” according to him.

At least they’re wearing proper eye protection (and the kidlet’s are so fashionable!).

“Look at me, mommy!”

Fixing the seat for the kidlet on the back.

He built that all before church this morning and it’s still set up in the middle of the living room. Those poor pillows have definitely seen better days, but at least it’s free entertainment. We have pictures of my sisters and I pulling the cushions off the old couches at my parents and doing somersaults and flips on them. I don’t think I’ll show those to the kiddo, lest he get any ideas. He’s already figured out how to jump from the ottoman onto a pile of pillows on the floor.

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