February chill

 - by Gretel

It’s cold up here.  This is likely not any news to anyone, but 80+ days of sub zero weather gets to everybody.  We’re a bit crabby at the moment, but doing our best to persevere.  There have been some amusements and bright spots (and I had a birthday), but it’s a lot of one day at a time until things thaw a little.

Here’s some of the fun we’ve been having:

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Evelyn and Ilyana enjoyed a new exhibit at the children’s museum from Blue Man Group.  Evelyn took to the pipe machine in particular.

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Lots of noise and fascinating things at the exhibit.

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Daddy continues to be an unending source of amusement.  In typical sibling rivalry fashion, they want to both sit on him at the same time.

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They both enjoyed cake and ice cream for my birthday.  Evelyn in particular excels at getting chocolate everywhere.

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Another highlight was Ilyana’s choir concert at school.  The theme was “Movie Jeopardy” and they were to dress as their favorite movie character.  She chose Wednesday from the Addams Family Movie.

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She did a great job of being serious on stage, but couldn’t help but smile a little during picture time.

Below are a couple videos of the event:

We’re still smiling, though, and getting along as much as possible.

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Stay warm!