Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday thoughts

Here is one of the lovely headshots our friend Christie did for Phil and I last month. We are wearing our Naswa costume - which we refer to as the "Island Phil" look. I still wear glasses - they just make a lot of glare in photos.
Pippa is singing in the kitchen... "Three little cuppies, all in a row, one fell down and now there's two... chocolate milky yummy in your tummy, and it's good for you too!" to the tune of Five Little Monkeys. She has definitely inherited Phil's knack for making up songs on the spur of the moment.

They finally got their room clean... it is vacation week so they have been in it a lot more, with brief forays out into the winter wonderland we live in. More snow predicted for tonight! And now I plan to reward the girls with a Barbie movie.

Our friend Mo the Clown (also known as Mo Fun) came over to play yesterday. We had a good Jam. We played with making faces out of a blossom - Phil made a great one that looked like a muppet. Mo taught us his motorcycle - it is an improvement on the one Phil knew already. Since Phil will be playing at the Naz Bar during Bike Week, he needed a good one. We are still working out costuming for that event. And a better name for the character than "Biker Phil". So much to do - so little time!

We did write and pull together a really great Easter Magic Show together. That was fun. He's off at a daycare this morning doing it - and Leap Magic, too.

Oh, and in my last post, I didn't identify the large snowy lump... That is our 8 passenger van in the driveway! Completely covered! It isn't running right now, so all it has done is collect snow all winter.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Will-I Nill-I

Well, as I feared, the Nor-Easter brought with it a foot of snow to grace the mounds we already have on the ground here. It was perfect snow-ball snow - just moist enough to pack without being too wet. Good thing the kids are on vacation to enjoy it this week!

I'm not too upset about the amount of snow this winter - we've had a very lucrative season working with ski-areas. It is inconvenient nights like tonight, when Phil had to turn back from his gig at Steele Hill because he got to the worst part of the hill and started to spin - no show tonight! Fortunately, he didn't get stuck, either. He's safely on his way home. Oh - and this is because we get another inch or so tonite! HA-HA!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Snow More!

Somebody loves his "Key-Key".My big helper girl... they all love helping with the goodie boxes, actually.
And washing dishes is a fun novelty (at least for now).
They all love to help with cooking. Alton Brown is a hero in our house!

No more snow! Oh, well, it's not like we have a choice... Looks like a Nor'Easter is on it's way for tomorrow, and it is already one of the snowiest winters in recent memory. The weather had been grand for the last couple of days, and the kids love it, of course, but we're getting more. The kids are on vacation this week, which means that at least school won't be canceled for them, but Phil has a busy schedule, which complicates life.

And yes, for those of you who talk to my chatty kids, I was in the hospital for a day and a half. I'm home for good - weak as a kitten, but but better. All I can say is - don't skip your flu shot and drink lots of liquids even if they won't stay down!