Thursday, March 5, 2020

February 2020

February was the best!  We had some fun with family and friends here in Texas, and then Eli and I got to spend a week in MAINE!  

This is hard to see, but I love the light...  Eli and two friends (the Howards) playing out in the park one afternoon...

Super Bowl 2020!  :)  Eli was very happy that the Chiefs won!

Terrell actually got a little tiny bit of snow one day!  This was on our drive to school one morning...

To celebrate Valentine's Day and my Dad's birthday, the three of us plus Mom and Dad went to Texas de Brazil for dinner.  We love the salad bar!  :)

Alrighty- now the good stuff!  :)  During Eli's winter break, Eli and my mom and I went to Maine to visit my grandparents and have some winter fun.  We had such a great week!  We got to do lots of fun winter activities that we could never do in Texas, ate great food, and, best of all, just got to enjoy lots of time being together with my grandparents.  These are out of order but here goes!  :)

This is on a frozen lake!  Eli and I took a long walk out on Hiland Lake, and we all enjoyed the winter "carnival" type thing that was going on there that day.  People even jumped into the lake to raise money for a charity!  EEK!

Eli and my mom:

On the last day that we were there, it snowed about 7 inches!  All day long we just played outside- it was magical!  This is at Moose Pond, where my grandparents live.

We built a pretty amazing snow cave!  Eli and my mom carved out the first entrance, and then I joined in for entrances number two and three.   After three days of work, we had a really cool cave that all of us could actually fit inside of!  :)

We went snow tubing!

My grandparents and Eli at the famous snow cave...

Four generations!


Back to snow tubing...

Working on the cave...

We went to a really fun place called Nestlenook Farms, where we snow-shoed and ice-skated!

Playing in the gorgeous snow.  We were literally outside from about 10am until 6pm, with breaks for food and warmth.  :)

In Texas, Eli ALWAYS wears shorts and a t-shirt.  He swore that he would not need a "puffy coat" in Maine, but we proved him wrong.  :)  And then we forced him to stand outside in bare feet and his normal Texas outfit and act like he was hot.  :)

Ice skating at Nestlenook Farms.  It was a giant outdoor rink, and Eli and I had such a memorable time.  (And I only fell once!  :) )

It was a PERFECT week that we will never forget.  I'm so grateful for that special time with my mom, my boy, and my dear grandparents!  

And now we're back in Texas, where it's 70 degrees and all the trees are flowering.  :)  Bring on spring!