this week my parents were here for a few days & yesterday it was 65 outside, so we got to go to a park for some exercise & fresh air. the weather here has been nutty. here's a picture from christmas day.
and here are a couple from yesterday.
there's a game my family plays with scrabble tiles where everyone works with no board & you just try to form words out of a few letters at a time. my mom almost always wins, but i keep playing with her because it makes her feel good about herself. (or because i'm pretty sure that one of these days she'll slow down mentally & i'll have a chance to win for a change.) last night we introduced brooke to the game for the first time since she's old enough to spell some words on her own now & we relaxed the rules for her so that it would be fun instead of being like a spelling test with time pressure. she really liked it a lot & was squealing with laughter at the combinations of strange words we'd written. at one point she wrote "lol" for her word & shortly after that she spelled "tit." my mom clicked her tongue in disapproval & i leaned into brooke's ear & said, "do you know that tit is actually a rude way to say boob?" and she nodded vigorously & replied, "oh yes, that's what i intended!"
and so the new year begins.