Tuesday, February 15, 2011

431 What a Difference a Week Makes

Last week the kids went to school a total of one and a half days ... and one hour on Monday ... due to snow. It was bitter cold (for Mississippi). A few days we did not make it out of the teens. Today? Today I am sitting on the deck typing up this blog post while Connor runs around. It is 56 degrees currently, though yesterday we reached 67.
I personally love snow. I love the way it looks. I love snuggling up inside while it is so cold. However, when you have two kids both of those joys are taken away. They make a point of walking through every inch of snow, leaving (adorable) footprints. Snuggle inside? Only after you have frozen your tush off while sledding. And then there is no relaxing. You have to remove wet clothes and replace with dry. You have to make hot chocolate ... for them. Then you get to do loads of snow dirty laundry. About the time you would be able to sit down and relax, the kids are warmed up and ready to go again. Somehow, all this fun ends with grumpy kids. Not exactly sure how that happens.
In other words ... I am ready for SPRING!
But, that didn't stop me from taking pics of the kids enjoying the snow. Katie had her BFFs sleepover Wednesday night when we knew there would be no school the next day (for good reason this time, we got five inches of snow and the roads were covered).

While I got Connor ready to play the girls hit the back yard. What is it about kids and eating snow? Its not like I had gotten around to making snow ice cream ... yet.
  We met up with my friend Indira and her girls for some sledding in the park.

I tried to take a group picture, but Connor was too busy screaming about how he wanted to sled to participate.
 He did try to get Shailey to sled, but she wasn't interested.
 And the girls discovered a way to sled standing. I think it was an accidental discovery, born of a sled taking off before everyone was on, but the girls loved it. It really only worked with a girl sitting in front of and behind the stander, but they certainly tried other ways.

 Proof, the moms were there ...
 And snow angels are a must! Connor loves making them ... he might even try making them in just grass. Shhhh.

 We all headed over to Indira's for pizza (thanks again Indira) and play time.
And of course yesterday was Valentine's Day. Yes, we should show our love everyday, and in our family we certainly do, but sometimes we need to be reminded that those NOT in our home might need to be told. But seeing as I never am on time for ANYTHING ... you know I forgot to tell those that I love that they are loved. I should get to that today. In our home though we started the celebration early.
A goodie box from Grammy with candy and some gifts for the kids ... well, a few for me, too :)
 Sunday morning we had a breakfast made with love.
 Bacon says LOVE!
Katie asked me to come and have lunch at school with her on Valentine's Day, and I can't turn that down. I had promised to make her something, so I finished it up and brought it to lunch. A cute cuff bracelet. I haven't been very crafty this week, so this bracelet and a small basket for her V-Day treats is about the extent of it. I made one more thing, but it isn't finished yet.

I hope everyone's Valentine's Day was filled with love ... and chocolate. Definitely chocolate.


Agapeloved said...

There was no chocolate, but because of a pre-wedding diet, I was thankful my Valentine was so thoughtful: he brought me non-edible roses and a giftcard to Barnes and Noble!

Love the picture of your daughter eating snow. SO cute!

heavenisabookstore said...

What a fabulous cuff!! Do you have instructions???