Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow Days

 Last week we had two snow days. Isaac still had to work, but Lizzy had no school, and I don't think I will ever be comfortable driving in snow, (even the relatively small amount that we got). Honestly, I am a big wimp when it comes to being cold. I am pretty much done with winter by Christmastime. Playing outside all day, making snowmen and having snowball fights? Thanks, but I'll stay inside with the baby and keep the hot chocolate warm. Which is what I did while Lizzy and Barak made a snowman on our back patio.
 After that, I felt like our "play outside in the snow" requirement had been met, so we had to come up with other ways to entertain ourselves. We started out by unpacking a few boxes.
 We found the box with the wii in it, which allowed us a happy hour playing a dancing game which had the kids jumping around the room. I'll spare you the video I took.
We did a lot of reading. The kids and I are reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race against Time right now, and I recommend it. It's the second in a series that continues Ian Fleming's original story. (It's better than the original, though.)
 We did some workbook pages. Lizzy refused to do the one that was sent home from Kindergarten, because it was "too easy" so we let Barak do it.
 We did some simple crafts.
 And of course we made cookies. I've never made snickerdoodles before, so we thought we'd try it. They came out mostly pretty good, but so far all the cookies I've made in Oklahoma have been really dry. Nothing a glass of milk can't fix.
I had a very enjoyable couple of days. I think my kids are really funny, and creative and smart. I really like spending time with them. 
√úbrigens: Henry is in love with his feet. He spends a lot of time playing with them and chewing on his toes. Completely adorable.