top: beautiful but horrible smelling flowers, sucking his hands
bottom: new boots, first non eBook since I had Oliver
Sunday was the Superbowl, which was fun since we won. Go pats and all that. I watched the very end of the first half, when Seattle tied it up, and then the halftime show (weird) and some boring commercials. Such is our commitment to American sports that we turned it off after that because it seemed too stressful. On Monday, we got lots of snow, we stayed inside and Oliver practiced rolling over (he did it twice and now seems to have lost interest in ever trying again...but we'll see. At least he's now starting to enjoy being on his stomach for brief periods of time). Sam had the day off so he didn't have to worry about braving the slushy roads. I did lots of shoveling and it's getting pretty difficult, because our snow banks are so high that it's hard to find room to put the snow. I finished The Bone Clocks and really loved it. Now I'm re-reading David Mitchell's other books. On Tuesday, the roads were still pretty bad, and I had to go run some errands (just little things, like mailing a package) and probably drove everyone on the road crazy with my cautious driving.
top: after doing my hair for once, happy tummy time
bottom: cute face, scary icicles on the house
On Wednesday, Sam went into work early so worked a 12-hour shift (8-8) and came home exhausted. He made up for it on Thursday by coming home early after a training session, so we got to spend some time together, listening to music, helping Oliver get the proper grip on his toys, things like that. We had another small snowfall on Thursday morning so Sam also did some more shoveling. On Friday, it was seriously cold outside, so we had another quiet day at home. I did laundry (which I do so much of now), read, and marinated some chicken so that we could have chicken fajitas for dinner. Maybe not the most obvious cold-weather food, but we've had a lot of soup lately. We actually had a little debate over whether or not soup is a full meal on its own, because apparently some people don't think it is. I think it's the best thing ever - so easy, delicious, healthy, and fun to experiment with. I mean, you can basically make soup out anything. Is that enough rambling about soup? Probably.
This weekend was still pretty cold, and we are enjoying yet more snow today. We had a quiet evening with Oliver on Saturday night, enjoying a stir-fry for dinner and then a little family movie night (which Oliver slept right through). I've always loved winter, but I'm starting to look forward to spring and seeing green grass again.