Monday, January 16, 2012

Snow day

My mom, sister and nephew came to visit for four days.


It was super relaxing. Lots of card games.


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Lots of sewing and crafting


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Lots of baby cuddling.


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Saturday night snow began drifting down in lazy fat flakes.


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They left Sunday morning and because the snow was falling in clumps I wasn't too sure if the pass would be open, I decided to skip church in case they couldn't make it over and had to stay another night. So instead of church we bundled up and played in the snow!


I think this was Lucy first time in the snow. I had to hold her down to put her boots on and she threw a big fit that she had to wear the pink (warm) coat. But she soon forgot all about it when she went out.


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The kids played outside for about an hour - maybe more and loved it. Lucy pulled her gloves off and played for almost 30 minutes IN the snow with no gloves. Poor little lady had such cold fingers!!


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Sam picked up a handful of snow and threw it right in Joe's face. I quickly realized I needed to lay some ground rules. #1 - NO FACES! :)


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Molly explaining the fundamentals of snow to Iris.


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Sam came up to me with a big snowball.
"Look Mom! I made this myself!"
"Wow, that's awesome. Are you going to make a snowman?"
"No..." *you must be crazy face* "This is a bowling ball."
My bad.


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Our sleds are in Spokane at the farm. We used laundry baskets instead.


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Those are some good looking kids.


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The snow is still falling and we've enjoyed some extra family time. Today of course is a holiday so the boys didn't have school but I have a hunch that school will be cancelled tomorrow as well. We played Disney Universe on the XBox with the kids for a while then they watched youtube with Jerry and they all decided to make an experiment using the craft table, a mop, some legos and some other random items found around the house.


It's 8pm and they are all out like a light.


I think Iris is getting a cold or teething. She has a fever cheek and has terrible runny nose and glassy eyes. I feel terrible for her! Luckily it hasn't dampened her spirits and she was just as happy and pleasant as usual.


On the docket for tomorrow? Some more of today!

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