Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lake and Pond Ice

One of the coolest things about cold winters is the lakes freeze up very well. Our first winter last year was not very cold, so the lakes and ponds did not freeze sold on the tops. This winter was much different, and the temperatures stayed below freezing for January. We got to walk on the "water" for quite a ways out, until you could hear that ominous cracking noise. Mom and Dad just didn't want to fall in.
I still don't know what the difference between a lake and a pond is, but this is the Mystic Lake, which is about the same size as Horn Pond. Po-tay-toe / Po-tah-toe.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Merry Christmas from Gramma and Grampa!

We used our Christmas money from Chad's parents to buy a membership to the science museum. It's a pretty fun place and nice to go to when the weather isn't the best.
We love the ball maze. The kids will sit and watch this for at least 15 minutes.
 There's just something about skeletons that boys just love.
And of course you can't forget building awesome things with wood. 

Thank you Dennis and Nancy. You guys are the best.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

First Snow of 2014

The best part of living in a cold climate (ask me about the cold in July!) is that it snows! At least it does in the Boston area. We love to make "snow cream", where you take nice, cold, clean snow, add some milk, sugar and flavorings, and enjoy! There is never enough, until this time, where the kids got sick of it.