we had a wonderful day yesterday.
so laid back and fun.
i am sure if we had a snow WEEK that it wouldn't go so well but this surprise two days has been fabulous.
we found plenty of things to keep us busy.
memory and oatmeal.
she is almost through this whole How-To drawing book she found on our book shelf.
i got it at a thrift store years ago.
on wednesday night she drew for over two hours straight!
i told her we would soon have an art show in in the stairway. :)
i did some online fabric ordering from Hawthorne Threads.
someone was playing Barbies.
i made chocolate chip cookies... a double batch.
i have made this recipe since i got married.
we use it so much that it is taped inside of the cabinet door so we don't have to search for it.
you can click here for the recipe.
icing his ankle.
scott sprained his ankle on tuesday in the beginning of his basketball game.
he is almost back to normal now already, thank goodness.
i was so sad for him right away worrying if it was going to be worse than a sprain.
this snow day stuff was a good rest for him too.
some of them bundled up and headed outside.
talby help bury sean in the snow.
it was creepy to hear him singing from under the snow....
he was singing "Home on the Range"
what a weird choice?
while they played outside i made pigs in a blanket...because they asked for a "cool lunch".
see how cool i am!
pretty amazing isn't it?
there was plenty of wrestling.
lots of cookies were eaten.
then i took the youngest three to the sled in town.
having big kids is pretty great.
it used to be such an ordeal to go sledding... there was crying and it didn't last long.
but that is no longer the case.
they sled on their own for an hour and a half!
they only quit becuase it was time to go for me!
big kids rock!
i ran out for a coffee and watched them from the car after i took those pictures.
i forgot my book which was a bummer but still loved watching them sled.
i cracked the window a half inch just so i could hear all the squeeling screams of joy as all those kids went down.
it's a pretty fun sound.
talby made a snowlady.
the creek we drive over everyday is very frozen and beautiful.
everything around us right now is very frozen and beautiful.
send me an email Andrea and i will HOOK YOU UP!
i hope the rest of you did some shopping with 31Bits this week.
what a fabulous company they are.
i would LOVE to visit their center in Uganda someday!
my kids all had sleep overs with friends last night (four of the five) so they are CRANKY today.
one is already asleep on the couch.
it's going to be a long day around here possibly.
but i have BIG goals....
i think today is the day that we take down the christmas decorations.
it just feels like maybe it's time?
and no... i am not joking.
the tree and lights and all are still up.
but not by tonight.
happy weekend to you!