snowy sunday photo dump

It's a snowy Sunday and I realized we've had a few adventures since the last update, so I figured it'd be a perfect opportunity to catch everyone up on what's been going on.

George and neighbor Jackson have spent a lot of time out in the snow.  We've had some beautiful days lately, and combined with the snow has made for very fun time out in the snow.  The plows make a nice little mountain of snow for the boys to summit, or for dad to make tunnels out of.

Just when you get used to the sun - the frigid temps come out and combined with wind - makes you really glad that you have a warm home to live in.  When George and I get cabin fever it the event usually de-evolves into wrestlemania. He's becoming quite the foe.

One of George's new tricks is climbing... summiting large peaks in our house.  Here he is proudly on our entertainment center.

What a difference a venue makes.  One day it was -19F on my ride in, the next day we are on the beach of California.  A couple of weeks ago we went for a very quick trip out to California to see some friends and thaw out.

George loved running on the beach, and in a very classy statement wore his socks while running in the sand.  I highly recommend this technique if your child has developed a dime-sized blister on his foot from the previous day of running in crocs.  It was effective at keeping the sand out of the blister.

Chad displays my favorite technique for diagnosing a dirty diaper.  Ashley is of the mind to try the ole "pull back the diaper with the finger and examine."  I don't like this tactic because it's likely that you'll get an un-expected surprise on the finger.  I prefer the sniff, because it's a much lower-risk maneuver.

George, Ashley, Kimber and Abe.  The Nelsons were great hosts and we hope that they let us return the favor and roll out the red carpet in Bozeman.

Pulsiphers and Nelsons - 2011

As quickly as the trip came, it ended and we were thrust back into the doldrums of winter.  We got a mid-February heat wave that melted all of the snow on our driveway.  It made for some epic puddle splashing.

Valentine's was just around the corner and Ashley made these delicious heart-shaped ice cream brownie creations that were the perfect compliment to an evening of romance on the Bachelor.

In a very historic move, Ashley finally embraced the reality of Bozeman living and got a sweet pair of Sorel's for 50% off at REI.  These bad boys are rated to -40F so she's preparing for our next transfer up north of the arctic circle.  It's like wearing comfy sleeping bags on your feet. Big improvement from her previous boots.

Extra Extra read all about it.  George is still pretty cute and we are trying to prepare him for the concept of being an older brother. Not quite sure he gets it, but once Ashley's belly gets really big I think that might make it easier for him to grasp.

Aunt Blythe sent George an awesome shirt that says "cycle" on it with a picture of a bicycle.  It is very cute.  George loves bicycles, and is starting to get comfy on his own push/balance bike.  I'm hoping that once summer hits we'll be able to do some camping, maybe even by bike.

Hope everyone is doing well and has spring on their mind, just a couple of months to go!


Ashley Thalman said...

Wait a minute....belly gets big?! I had no idea! Congrats you two (four)

ashley said...

Thanks, Ashley. Yeah, I'm really excited. The baby is due August 20th.