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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What I am Presently Reading: February, 2010.

Life has been rather busy around here, but I took the time to dust off my old 35mm Pentax camera to see if it would work. I am planning on going to Clear Creek Monastery soon, and I wanted to take some good pictures to record the event.

So I had to take some practice shots of some of my children. Here is Bernard:

The other thing which has us all in a tizzy is the massive snowstorm on February 11, leaving more than 12 INCHES OF SNOW. When I heard about it - I was at work - I ordered the children to make a snowman.

So here it is, a Texas Snowman, with Jacinta:

Isn't it funny, how building snowmen is an inherent trait in all children? These children have never made a snowman - or at least not since 1996 - and yet, they easily construct a snowman without consulting any book or website.

It is reminiscent of the ability of bees to make honeycombs.

Speaking of bees, here is the book I currently fall asleep reading every night:

Right now I am reading a medically related book called The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman.

The Subtitle gives some hint about the subject: A Hmong Child, her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures.

I heard about the book while reviewing a syndrome called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, where the patient has a particular type of seizure.

But back to the snow. Here are some videos of the children playing in the snow:

...and here is a picture from Saturday, February 13, showing that poor melting snowman:

By Sunday, St. Valentine's Day, most of the snow was gone, as one can see in the picture below. That is Maximilian pushing his bicycle:

We did contribute to some of the global warming by cooking steak on Sunday. Algore, forgive me!

That is Chef Marcellinus bringing in his platter of steaks.


MightyMom said...

wasn't that snow FUN!!??
so light and powdery--perfect snow.

dadwithnoisykids said...

Our snow was wet and heavy; good for making snowmen but it took out a lot of trees in the DFW area.

God bless

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