February brought Owen's SECOND birthday (CRAZY, I know!), more winter weather and time on the seacoast of New Hampshire.
After a fresh, new snow, we decided to gift our chickens with our gingerbread house. We had a lot of fun watching them peck away at it. We have eight layers and one rooster.
For the first time in our married life we had access to TV for the Olympics! Ahhhh! It was so lovely while it lasted. We never keep the TV on throughout the day, but we definitely did when the Olympics were on! I hope our boys grow to love them as much as we do. This moment in the opening ceremony made me cry, thinking about the significance of North & South Korea coming together after so many years of turmoil. There's still lots of work to be done, but it was a profound moment in time.
This year he seemed to really understand that he was the reason for the celebration! That made it so special and fun. Ian helped decorate his wrapping paper with paint dots and coloring and ensured that he would have a corner to pull, by staying right by his side while he was opening each present :)
Look at his sweet face of amazement... !!!
One of his gifts from us was a set of play-dough toys that he's still quite enthralled with.
For his birthday, we walked to a restaurant downtown. He fell asleep in the stroller and so we waited to celebrate with cake until the next day. Why shouldn't birthdays last for days?!?
Our adventures may not be quite as strenuous in this current season, but the mountains and physical pursuits still call to us and we are prepared to answer. We can't wait for the adventures we'll do with our children in just a few years. And sometimes it's good for me to look back and see these photos of days gone by... we are still those eager explorers, we just have a few more wrinkles and a little more life experience, and oh yea... two boys and a baby on the way! Adventure is everywhere :)
I love my valentine.
Warm and sunny one day/Cold and snowy the next!