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Monday, February 7, 2011

Birthdays, Shadows, and Closets

Snow, as you may know, is one of our favorite things in the world. But sometimes life gets in the way and we have a hard time enjoying it. One of my favorite ways to sneak in some snow play is by using our driveway to make some lazy turns. No matter how difficult it can be to get UP our driveway coming DOWN is usually a fun time. Here are some ski tracks that were made after a good snow and before the kids woke up.

I finally got up into the mountains behind our house (faintly seen in previous photo) and it always amazes me we have this terrain just a few miles from the yurt. Here is Ranger enjoying it too, stoically.

Kaya had her first birthday and her first cakethis past week .

The favorite present, for both kids, is a purple puppy cart. Leo is having a bit of a hard time sharing, but they work it out most of the time.

The sun is back on the yurt now and Leo and I went out for some fun with shadows. Nothing makes you appreciate your shadow more than losing it for 2 months.

And, finally, to lay a rumor to rest, Kaya indeed lives in a closet. But, as you can see, she doesn't much mind.

It works great for right now but in 6 months? Anyone have any good bunk bed plans?