Cousin Dylan came to play.
He knows how to par-tay.
He brought his mom too.
She brought cookies, made chili, and entertained the babes (and me).
One day, while Dylan was napping and Joanna was busy playing online poker, Alice and I played outside in the snow with a fun new toy: a snow marker given to her by Aunt Erin and (soon-to-be-officially-Uncle) J.P.
She got a real kick out of coloring the snow orange.
Then we came inside and made snow pudding.
Snow pudding is a subtle, refreshing dessert of freshly fallen snow combined with confectioners sugar, a few drops of purple food coloring and year-old Valentines themed sprinkles.
Vola and Dylan have left, meaning that we are now fully, officially on our own with these two sweet children.