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2017 January DITL: Sliding


A Start-and-Stop DITL spanning two days because I kept forgetting the camera

15 January: Morning means iPad games and many breakfasts




The corner looks so empty without the Christmas tree


Selfie with baby


After brother shared a bite of yogury, little J triumphantly steals the Pop-Tart box from the pantry


Have everyone sit down at the table to eat


The boys beg for their portraits.
L, age 5 3/4 goofball


B, age 7 1/2, missing so many teeth


J, age 19 months, gremlin-extraordinaire


Upstairs to get dressed, lay out clothing to pack, and pick up toys


"Helping"


I have some packing/cleaning up to do also


Better


"Pick up toys" has different meanings when you're small




Force the boys to help with their other morning chore-- folding laundry


Signs of a toddler whose gotten into the front closet


The big boys are on fire, so I send them outside to play in the "secret hideout". They think we can't see them when they're playing in there


J practices being gentle with Olive


24-hour trip with 5 people and 1 dog = many bags


I drive north, so there are no photos from the trip. Then, the camera is buried in the diaper bag, so I keep forgetting to take photos. There's lunch, a walk for the boys, a nap for the adults/baby, and a birthday dinner with cousins.
***End Day One***




16 January: Trying Again, Day Two (Boys go Sliding)

I can count on taking photos of the boys during breakfast because a) they're generally happy in the morning and b) they're contained in chairs which makes it easier


Or contained on laps, which is basically the same thing


Searching Nana's pantry for BoxTops to help fund the new elementary school playground


Baby-Chef


I spy two deer in the backyard


The boys want to see too


I don't remember how he lost his pajamas...




Showing off the Pokemon card collection to Grumpa


Poor Olive, patiently waiting to be let outside




Boot-stealing baby


Get everyone outside to help clean up some fallen branches from a recent storm.


Olive loses her mind over the sticks


J loses his mind over the trailer filled with snow


Let's go sliding!




Now B's turn!


JP, with the ridiculous hat


So much love




Nana shows the boys another place to slide


They have mixed success


Head inside to start heating water for hot chocolate. Baby J babbles to G-Nana and watches his brothers


Boys come inside, wet, cold, and ready for a warm drink


Grumpa gets out the Russian Roulette of jellybeans


You can see in the background B has gotten "Dog Food" instead of "Chocolate Pudding"


They just keep eating


Since everyone is recently fed and exercised, we jump into the car to head home




A trip to the Golden Arches ensures silence for the last 20 minutes of the drive






Easy dinner from the freezer: A gift from very kind friends


We were sent home with magazines for a little "light" reading


Watching Daddy at war with some creeping vines




We have been home approximately 40 minutes, and already toys are strewn everywhere


Preparing for dinner


Who gave this boy a lightsaber? His parents are very concerned


Post-dinner dishes and recycling


Tea


Watch Netflix until bed
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