Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year

The neighbor's Christmas tree

The big news the last week was a visit by Kim, Mike, Jolene and Robyn. They arrived last Friday complete with multiple suitcases and child paraphernalia, the kind of things modern parents need to travel with.

It seems Cambridge is not yet blessed with snow so the kids were thrilled to see that we has some white stuff on the ground. Jolene wanted to build a snowman so I had to explain there were different kinds of snow and this was to dry and fluffy for that. It was, however, just right for making snow angels and so they learned to do that with glee. Mike got a sleigh and we towed them around for a bit. It was necessary to hit the packed street because the fluffy stuff in the back yard caused it to tip over too easily.

Working on the sleigh strategy

OK, rethink the plan

Jolene has it worked out

Robyn is cheerful more often than not

OK, now we have it all worked out

In addition to playing in the snow, Mike and Kim worked Saturday night with me on Operation Red Nose. We had a lot of runs and they delivered one couple who share a wedding anniversary with them. New Years Eve. What were the chances. Anyway, they did a great job.

Our Red Nose team

The end of a long night

Yesterday, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa came over for a visit. It was good to have four generations under the same roof.

The girls enjoying the company of Mom and Great Grandpa

Robyn the camera hog

Wait, I'll figure it out

Kim and Mike celebrated a quiet anniversary last night and then they all left for home this morning. It was good to have them here for a while.

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