The Usticks: January 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Avery woke up this morning to a blanket of snow on the ground. She immediately began to say "snowie!" and "uch!" , which are her words for snow and touch. Snowie, by the way, is a character in one of her current favorite books about a make-believe snowy wonderland. I guess she thinks he might pop up in the snow outside! Brent whipped up waffles for breakfast- what a treat. We needed sustinance for our long trek to River Walk to pick up a shovel! Avery enjoyed seeing the snow all around, although she was slightly concerned since she kept saying "mess!" When we returned home, Avery insisted on watching Daddy shovel the driveway. I lasted all of like 5 minutes. It is SO cold out! 29 degrees is frigid to me (sorry for my wimpiness Krista! I'm sure you'd have a t-shirt on!) So in we went, but not before taking a few quick pictures to document the rare occasion.

Study time

One of Brent's favorite rooms in the house is definitely the study. After waiting a few extra weeks for a new, unbroken bookshelf to arrive, the room is complete. It's a safe bet to look in here if he's missing!

ahh, a new bookshelf has arrived with all four legs intact!

book chaos

now we're seeing some organized stacks starting to form

finished! complete with bricks for bookends

seriously reading? or just posing.. you decide

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

do a little dance

Brent had Avery dancing around the room last night to Supertones music. She was having a BLAST!

Her favorite stuffed dog provided accompaniment on the drums.

And, don't forget to dance with a burp cloth under your chin!

Monday, January 11, 2010

just for fun

... must ... get ... head ... through ... spindles... !!

3 Ingredient Appetizer

3 Ingredient Appetizer

1 can Hormel Chili
1 bag shredded cheese
1 bag Tostitos Scoops chips

Arrange chips on baking sheet. Place 1 small spoonful of chili in each scoop. Top with shredded cheese. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for 10 minutes or until hot and cheese has melted!