Friday, February 27, 2015

Daily photos: 116-119/365 (and a warning to not read if you're a vegetarian)

On Monday we went down to Creston via Nelson and the ferry.  This seemed like a fun idea but in reality took a million years and we were all a bit grumpy by the end.  On the plus side, we were on the ferry for golden hour and it was amazingly beautiful.

The purpose of our visit was to help butcher a cow.  My parents have a farm and generously raised a cow for the family.  I remember helping butcher when I was younger and just being so grossed out all the time.  Now, I'm just incredibly grateful for a freezer full of beef!

It was a day and a half of work, and we were all grateful that the kids are old enough now to not need constant attention (or be worn in a carrier while working).  They got in some good cousin time (and a little bit of fighting, of course).

Love these girls.

It's Ria's birthday on Saturday (5! Someone hold me!) and my grandma came down with a gift for her.  Ria was showing her how she could make a heart with her hands.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Daily Diptych: 115/365

And then they went back inside.  I pointed out that they could put on coats.  Or shoes.  Crazy talk.

Have I mentioned that there is no money that could convince me to move out east?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Daily Diptych: 114/365

She would like a small furry pet.  And so would her cat, no doubt.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yellow Pine Trail

We went out for a hike yesterday and it felt like spring.  Apparently the East Coast has stolen all our winter (and honestly, they can keep it).  Usually I want to wear sandals in early spring and then end up in snow, but not this year.  The girl's did amazing, Ria hiked about 4k before getting tired and Sunny did maybe 3k before I put her in the carrier.  I'm so excited that they are old enough to hike with us this year!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Daily Diptych: 109-112/365

Sunshine = happy kitty

Little bunnies.  Sunny is wiggling her bunny nose.