Saturday, January 26, 2013

What job today

Claire, our queen of dress up, had fun deciding what job she wanted to do.  She looks happiest in community service roles, but she would probably make a very Newman-esque mail carrier.






Philanthropy

Today, Louise, Lily, and Alex were playing at Alex's house.  Asha's light saber was broken during the fun.  Alex was very upset, and he told the girls he was worried about what Asha and his mummy would say when they returned home.  Louise and Lily left to give him his space, and informed us that they were going to come up with a plan to get Alex out of trouble, and they were going to put on a circus as a "charity fundraiser."





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Saturday, January 19, 2013

NC Weather, part II

Less than a week after playing kickball in t-shirt and shorts, we had a snow day.  Charlotte was worried about "frostbites," so she wore lots of layers of clothing.  Not surprisingly, she enjoyed the cold weather the most, but all three girls loved sledding (and an extra day with Daddy).  They also helped the neighbours build a snowman, and Louise made a snow angel.  After fun in the snow, all the neighbourhood kids piled into the Howard house for hot chocolate.








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Unseasonably warm!

We enjoyed Summer in North Carolina last weekend.  We celebrated with a neighbourhood kick-ball game (and car park gymnastics):.


 

 
We also got a shiny new toy - a Nook tablet computer.  For a while, Daddy and Louise were neck-and-neck in the Angry Birds (Star Wars) competition:




And Louise created a challenging shell game for her sisters:



Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy 2013 to everyone. We had a good Christmas break - we took trips to IKEA, the NC Natural Sciences museum and playing with friends.  Louise's favourite parts of the museum trip: the dinosaurs and the opportunity to use a micropipette.  Charlotte & Claire loved the escalator.

We enjoyed having time together.  There were moments of sibling togetherness - Charlotte & Claire (at their request) shared a bedroom for 4 days (until Claire's mess started bugging Charlotte).  There were also other moments - "I don't want three year-olds at my five year-old meeting!"  But it was hard to go back to work and school after the family time together.