and although the snow days at home are getting a bit challenging for kids stuck inside...
i am still happy for the snow.
it is just too beautiful and special that i can't complain.
we never get snow like this here.
for the most part everyone has found their own things to keep them entertained during our days at home.
there has been a lot of tv, computer games, DS playing but there has also been plenty of drawing, games, writing, playing and crafts.
yesterday while the 142nd Sponge Bob cartoon in the past 6 days was on....
i got out our paints, brushes, papers and filled glasses with water and then said "Let's Paint. Turn it off"
and we did.
if our egg cartons are clean i usually save them for extra eggs from the chickens next door in the summer.
but i saw this idea on pinterest and we went for it.
i showed them to craig and he said "Cool. What are you going to do with them?"
"Nothing. We made them to MAKE them. It's fun. It's relaxing. It's good for ours minds to create."
he stared at me.
then he said "i'm sure glad they have you for the other parent"
BEST COMPLIMENT OF THE WEEK.
Sean moved onto to other things but the girls continued to create.
talby found this sun idea and got busy cutting out words.
it's so bright and colorful.
annie is planning on putting words on her rainbow when it dries completely.
after craig made it home from work, he took the kids to the gym and out to dinner.
without me asking for it!
i needed a break. i'm used to lots of alone time and this five day (now six day!) stretch is wearing me down.
so i got out my sewing machine and turned up michael buble on pandora.
i made bunting for the shop.
the break was awesome.
i kept sewing while mr. duerksen watched the KU game behind with Scott.
i love listening to them watch basketball... so animated!
it's a bonding experience.
and i love eavesdropping on it.
then last night we got another round of snow.
it's at crazy levels now.
we never miss this much school or get snow like this!
i had to put my behind in the snow to get this shot... it's that deep out there.
and now they have all bundled up and headed out to play.
so i guess i will follow for a bit.
and talby just made a strawberry cake that needs frosting.
such a big to do list for the day..... frost a cake AND take pictures? how will i get it all done?