If Boo could talk he would say, “Are you going to throw my ball?” He doesn’t need to talk, the look says it all. In cold weather, when we don’t want to go outside, we throw his ball off the deck for him to chase. He just stands at the door waiting until we do. Sometimes he will push the ball down the stairs with his nose and chase after it. We appreciate a dog that can entertain himself.
I took these photos the other day of Sam having a snowball fight with his friends. Today looks just the same. Warm for February and we are still not complaining.
Last night we had a great time with some friends who came to dinner and told us all about their experience adopting their son from the foster care system. They told us all their stories- both good and bad- with the process. They were afraid they would scare us away from going forward, but instead we are glad for more information and are more relieved to hear about all of the resources available for families who adopt through foster care. Overall they said the good far outweighs the bad and they are currently looking to adopt a sibling group.
Today we we are just enjoying our sunny Saturday at home.
To make up for our inactivity at Christmas break (because everyone took turns being sick), we decided we needed to get out and do things this holiday weekend. Both Abby and Sam got new sleds and boots for Christmas and they have sat unused because (to everyone’s surprise) there is NO snow in Rexburg. Personally, I have not complained about this and instead appreciated it. But the kids have been complaining so yesterday we drove north in search of the white stuff. I have to admit I was worried we wouldn’t find any. We went back to Bear Gulch and it did not disappoint. They had plenty of snow and a great sled hill. The weather was pleasant and we had a great time.
Boo had a fantastic time romping through the snow and chasing everyone sledding down the hill.
Tomorrow we are going to soak in the hot springs.
We did venture outside yesterday after it stopped snowing (and blowing). When the sun came out so did all the kids. Boo was excited to get outside and chase his ball but we he had a problem. His tennis ball gets lost in the snow. The snow sticks to it and makes it literally into a snow ball. He spent time trying to find it and pushing snow around with his nose, but the yellow ball blends in too well.
Can you see Boo’s ball? Do they make dark colored tennis balls? Maybe some contrast will help him see the ball in the snow. He does love the snow and loves to run through it. Kaitlyn also loved the snow, but only for about 15 minutes. Then she was ready to come inside and warm up. It took longer to put all of her snow stuff on then the entire time she was outside. Her favorite activity was making footprints.