March Madness

So George is a bonafide two year old now... so I guess that means his tyrannical reign can begin.  But before it begins, we hope that he spares us... his humble subjects for a couple more months and allows us to bask in his sweetness.

George is a really sweet little guy and loves to give kisses and hugs.  He almost likes them as much as he likes to throw things off other things.

A couple of Saturdays ago we went on a fun little adventure-hike.  It was sunny out, so we went for a walk along one of Bozeman's many trails.  I'm really glad Ashley has a zest for going on adventures... Or I fear that I'd waste my days longing to do the things that Ashley actually makes happen.  That's why I love her.

Did I mention George likes to throw stuff.  Take a look on that mug and tell me it's not the profound satisfaction that comes from hurling objects into water from heights.

Ashley and I played an important role in supplying George with projectiles.  The problem that demand far exceeded supply in this case, and we were relegated to arming George with sticks, leaves, and anything else that could be unearthed from the frozen ground.

George admiring his work.  As a dad with bigtime baseball fever, I must admit my heart leaps with anticipation at the slightest glimpse of George favoring his left arm.  He definitely throws with both, but his left more often.  But just when I get those dollar bill signs in my eyes...

He goes double barrel on me and keeps me guessing.  Guess I still have a few years to wait on the verdict.

Did you guys hear that the moon was huge Last Saturday?  Here's the proof.  Ok, it's a crappy photo so what?  I'm really into astronomy and astronomical events.  I think I want to get a telescope.  Do any of you guys have one? If so... any advice for a nascent stargazer?

The other night we had Scott & Celia's crew over.  After exhausting the streaming netflix options, we all settled in for some delicious fun-fetti cupcakes and and some exhilarating games Ashley picked up at BYU.

The second day of spring here... marked THE toughest day I've had bike commuting since moving here.  Tons of wet, sticky snow.  My normal 20 minute commute took nearly 40 minutes. The plus side to this obviously is that it made some sweet fort snow.  Here George & Jackson summit Mt. Pulsipher.

Here is George looking all Reinhold Messner on top of Mt. Pulsipher.  Montana is pretty awesome, I'm not going to lie.  Even though there are challenges, I love that George is getting a childhood with copious amounts of fun snow.

The fun didn't stop there.  I built a tunnel for the lads to cross.  Some are likening its engineering to the great Eisenhower Tunnel project.  George manned the preliminary inspections.

After his trip through, George declared the project a success and called for an exploratory committee to be formed to consider the viability of tunnel expansion in the future.

Hope everyone is enjoying the fruits of  spring.  Can't wait for summer and hopefully to see some of you soon!


Serena Cherry said...

That is so awesome that he throws well. I totally am rooting for him being a baseball player. I think it is really cute. We need to start training Henry so he can keep up! I love that Ashley makes the adventures happening. She's always been that way, I am glad she's still like that.

Priscilla said...

Have I ever mentioned that I think George is cute??? He is. You have so much fun. Ashley likes to instigate fun.I think we might still have a telescope that we bought for Andrew. I don't think he is that interested.

david said...

priscilla, lets hear more about this telescope? The mysteries of the universe await...

the youngs said...

If you don't look too close, it appears that George is dealing a game of cards to his buddies around the table. Texas Hold'em, anyone?