Wednesday, January 12, 2011


An actual snow fall happened in Texas again. It rarely gets cold enough for gloves, and so when Sara Beth and I went for a walk out in the snow, I just changed out of my shorts into blue jeans, and put on tennis shoes and a jacket. We walked around the block, and then, when we got back to the house, Sara Beth asked to build a snowman. Since I didn't know where my gloves were, I didn't want to spend an extraordinary amount of time with by bare hands rolling snow balls around. We did get a fairly decent snow man built, and Sara Beth was a good helper, adding little handfuls of snow here and there as touch-up work.

She definitely had a great time helping, but I was ready to go in before she did. As soon as we stepped inside, she asked to get a carrot and buttons to make the nose and eyes on the snowman. I had to wait for the feeling to return to my hands before I was ready do retrieve those items and venture back outside to install them.

Sara Beth loves to sing. She will go around the house singing her own variation on familiar songs. She got this cat piano as a present a while ago, but she has really started to use it a lot recently. It will automatically play familiar songs, and she loves that when you push a button, those songs are then preformed by cats meowing. It is truly as obnoxious as it sounds, though Heather doesn't mind it, and Sara Beth absolutely loves it.

So this past week, I decided to bring out the guitar so we could try singing together. Sara Beth had a wonderful time singing and clapping in time with the guitar. But since no cats were singing along, she got bored with it by the second night and went back to her singing cat piano. I think that is a subtle hint that I need to brush up on my guitar playing skills.

A little earlier in the week, Sara Beth asked to help clean up the driveway after I had messed it all up with a heavy duty tree pruning job. She then proceeded to push her doll around the yard with the broom.

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