Down by the River

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The boys and I went down to Riverfront Park to check out the river level and the ice flow. The day was warmer than it has been in a while, but still cold when the wind blew. They passed the time throwing sticks and snowballs into the river as well as digging and drilling for water beneath the ice and snow.

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Duck, Duck, Goose!

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So this guy and his friends were having a great time swimming in the river and diving beneath the water. Nolan called out to this one as he swam past. The duck stopped, turned around and swam back towards Nolan. I think he was hoping that we had some food.

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An Afternoon of Ice Watching

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A beautiful view to start the afternoon
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Here comes the ice
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and more ice
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Kind of looks like an Imperial Star Destroyer
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A stick riding piggy back
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some ice riding piggy back

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Ice City

Watching the ice flow by
Watching the ice flow by

While we were at Riverfront Park today, Koben and Nolan watched the ice migrate from Oil City. Koben suggested that they call it Ice City instead of Oil City, at least until spring.

Frozen Thrones

Watching the icebergs flow down the street
Watching the icebergs flow down the street

The boys love making seats in the snow. Koben found a large pile to sit on while Nolan got a front row seat to watch the water and ice on the street.

Up on his frozen throne
Up on his frozen throne

Stop Licking Your Lips

Not to happy to stop and take a photo.
Not too happy to stop and take a photo.

I picked up the boys from school and we headed outside as soon as we got home. Nolan was happy to be outside playing in the puddles, shoveling the snow and finding icebergs.

Look at me, please.
Look at me, please.
Stop licking your lips!
Stop licking your lips!
Two handfuls of ice
Two handfuls of ice

Mac and Cheese

Is he helping stir the food or eat the food?
Is he helping stir the food or eat the food?

Nolan wanted to help with dinner last night. There are three options for what happened next, he stirred the mac and cheese like a good boy, he ate the mac and cheese out of the big bowl with the big spoon, or he flung cheese covered noodles everywhere. I won’t give away the ending, but I’ll say that we had a great dinner of mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, stuffing, bologna and turkey.

A Visit from the Building Inspector

This guy really gets into his work
This guy really gets into his work

We had a visit from the building inspector today. He was checking out our new school house and found a few code violations. We quickly made the corrections and finished the school house….and then demolished it.