the weather was nice out, so everyone headed out to the backyard to play on the swing set!
while they played, i got the grill going for lunch.
gather round, its time for lunch!
while we had hot dogs, brats, and burgers, diana made a special plate of ledger's favorite: mac and cheese!
ledger opens some of his gifts while shawn plays with one of the balloons.
sarah, vince, abby and shawn got ledger an easel for his birthday! it came with magnetic letters so shawn showed us all how to use them! he's a year older than ledger and he is a wiz with spelling- the perfect teacher for ledge!
the boys got their auntie barbara in on the lego fun!
we tried to get the two boys to sleep in the same bed but that didn't work for too long... they kept taking and playing around when they should have been asleep! eventually katie gave up and put liam in her king sized bed for the night!
enjoying his snowy adventure and playtime in the winter wonderland!
he was so proud of his giant stan (apparently thats what all snowmans are named...).
i showed him how to make a snow angel.
his great attempt at making his own snow angel. please note the little poof from his hat at the top- i love it!
daddy and son snow angels!
after an exhausting day of playing in the snow, the only thing that brought him back inside was the promise of hot chocolate with marshmallows!
the last time we went out and made a snowman it was really little. we put it on the deck bench so we could see it from the dining room window. its been out there for weeks and finally the carrot nose fell off. this little squirrel seemed to notice and took the opportunity to make a meal out of it!
ledger's excitement aside, i was pretty thrilled with our snowman too- i think he looks pretty great!