our typical winter family day.

When my boys’ hair starts getting long, I can run my hands through it, and give it the most awesome “poof” that we fondly call, Jimmy Neutron hair. They are blessed (or maybe cursed) with thick, semi-course hair.

A month or so ago we were enjoying a fantastic “no plans” family day. Don’t you just love those kind of days? We hung out together, and Gabe was laying around with me while I kissed him up and played with his hair.  Lately he has been my biggest ham, letting me take his picture whenever I want. ;)

Riah came in asking if we could all draw together….I think this is the last photo of Riah sporting his two front baby teeth. About a week after this shot, his big brother grabbed a blanket out of his mouth, ripping tooth #1 out. Boys. The next tooth was accidentally kicked out by Gabe a week later. Boys. Yes, I have three.

We did some drawing together as a family, read some library books, and Priya and I knitted. We’ve done a lot of that this winter, although we have slowed down over the last few weeks.

Brett made his AMAZING winter squash soup.

I love winter days when there is snow outside, while we are warm and cozy inside with not much to do….yummy food cooking, and a fire crackling in our wood burning stove.  As much as I can’t WAIT for spring to come, I honestly wouldn’t mind one more day like this before we say good-bye to winter. We’ll see if we get it. ;)

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February 18, 2011 - 11:32 am

Gail - AHHHH…LOVE this post Jess! And I always like to see Riah on the blog — he’s just such a little cutie.

Love that shot of Brett with the kiddos, reading!

PS – I’d love to sit and knit with you and Priya!!!

February 18, 2011 - 11:47 am

Morgan - What a beautiful family, and a wonderful to spend the day!! I think that hair is someday going to give “The Beibes” a run for his money!

February 18, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Myriam - come on your blog is always wonderful, magic. I love really your work, the way you see things, your inspiration. And Your family is really endearing.
I like to stroll through your pictures and travel. SO thank you.

February 18, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Stephanie Lyell - What a sweet post! I like the positive attitude about Winter…I am starting to get really antsy for spring and annoyed with winter…but what a good reminder to enjoy where you are! The photos are awesome too…I love the first couple with the crazy hair :)

February 19, 2011 - 9:29 am

becca~capturingsimplejoys - i love days like that with the kids! so relaxing and fulfilling. I want the squash soup recipe!

March 9, 2011 - 3:15 pm

chriStina e - Hi! Just leaving you some comment love… I like the ones of your boy with that “jimmy neutron” hair. My nearly one year old, always gets comments on his blonde “electric” hair… and I can’t help but run my fingers through it, too! I like your work.


the photos the Rhoads’ took of you guys are something sweet!

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