Thursday, April 14, 2011

Come on Spring

Waiting very patiently for Spring. {Well...not so much patiently}  When will it ever come?

My bike has forgotten what its like to be outside.  Months on the trainer instead of the road. Running on the treadmill.  When will the sun come out?

To keep from being fixated on our less than stellar weather we've had to focus on other indoor pursuits.


Jack took part in the annual Boy Scout Pinewood Derby race.  Matt made the car in record time...(like 3 days from block of wood to finished car)...and Jack got to race it alongside all his friends.  There were some incredibly imaginative designs. My favorite was the block of hersheys chocolate that managed to come last every single time.  Maybe that says everything you need to know about combining chocolate and racing right there.


We've also had some really fun field trips.One to the Apple Store downtown.  Seemed an odd choice to me at first. What would the kids do in a store.  Well once we got there it made perfect sense.  This generation of kids are so gadget savvy...they totally get IT.  They immediately picked up the ipads, the Macbooks and ipods and started messing with them and playing around.  Being somewhat of a technological neanderthal I struggled to find the "on" button.  But regardless, the kids had a fantastic time. They got to make an i-movie and then produce a movie preview.  Very cool.


We also had a trip to the Spokane Humane Society.  Talk about the other end of the spectrum.  Apple is cutting edge techno and the Animal Shelter is frankly...a bit of a sad place. But the kids got to see all the animals, play with the kittens and walk some dogs.  AND we managed to come home without another animal so that was a major win for me :-)

Over the weekend we got together with some friends to work on a community service project.  Making blankets for a local family shelter. It was fun to chat and craft. Special thanks to our neighbor, Natalie for giving us a crash course in tied fleece blanket making.  The kids loved it so much we went back down to the fabric store to get extra fleece so they could make their own to keep.  My only hope is that it won't be too long before the weather warms up and those blankets are packed away for next winter.


 Fingers crossed!


  1. Maybe if you took the snow pictures in your header down and put the Australian beach pictures back up our weather would get the idea? That's it. My only good idea for changing this ridiculous weather. ;)

  2. Nice cars, although the quality and ingenuity makes me wonder how much of the effort was performed by kids vs. parents.