Last weekend we did so many fun things, it was exhausting!
Friday night we went and watched the CopperDog 150. Super fun, just like last year.
Here's Josh and Willow watching the dogs, by the bonfire, and watching the fireworks.
Saturday, Josh went skiing, and Willow and I went to the MTU preschool carnival. That was pretty fun. The most memorable part of the event was when a friendly clown walked up to Willow with a huge bunch of balloons in every color and design imaginable and asked Willow what color balloon she wanted. Willow goes, "black". So she got the black balloon. Maybe she'll grow up to be one of those goth kids who wears black trench coats? I hope not.
We got so much snow last weekend and the ski conditions were so good. Josh decided to be a nice husband and let me go to Mt. Bohemia with Seth and Beth on Sunday, since he had skied (downhill) 3 times in the past week. So I headed up there with them. Oh, it was amazing. I haven't had that much fun snowboarding in a long time. I almost could imagine that we were out west on a powder day. It was that good. So we were skiing down to the yurt for lunch, and who's waiting for us at the bottom but Josh and Willow. Josh couldn't take it, he had to come up. It was perfectly fine though; by that time Beth and I were ready for a break. So we ate lunch, then took turns hanging out at the base with Willow and taking runs. It was sunny and sort of warm (not too warm), and it was really fun. We hung out in the sun at the outdoor bar, did a little sledding and just playing in the snowbanks. I wish we had some photos.
I can't remember which day this was, but we also made a recent trip back to the Nara sledding hill with Willow. She has gotten very brave and is now going down by herself, head-first. This is a kid who last summer was afraid to go down the playground slides by herself. After sledding we hit the bar - the KBC (Keweenaw Brewing Company), or as Willow calls it, the "ABC". Ha. Here's a pic of Willow and dad toasting to a good day on the slopes with a beer and a root beer.
Here's some shots of Willow playing in the snow in our yard.
And here's a video of her drawing. I just can't get enough of those smiley faces. In this video she uses both her left and right hand. We're still not sure which hand she favors.
I don't have the time or mental energy right now to do a health update. I think we've updated most people who care by phone anyway. So maybe another time. Right now I have to go get ready - Willow and Josh will be awake soon, and we're heading to Marquette soon to go see "Annie" at the children's theater. Willow's going to love it - I can't wait!
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