Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow Day, Snow Play

I've been up since 4:30 this morning, and I'm S.P.E.N.T., but I wanted to share my day with you.  Be forewarned, although you probably know by now, that I love to take photos but am NOT a mom who takes really cool photos and Photoshops them and has a fabulous camera and can take all kinds of cool shots.  No, these are just snapshots taken so that we can remember the day, and they serve that purpose well.  :-)  Also know that I had great intentions of having some witty running commentary through them all, but it got lost amid my exhaustion, and Roo will probably be waking me up in about 4 hours, so I'm not going to stay up trying to come up with something new

Today was Lamb's first snow day!  OK, she probably had a couple last year when she was in preschool... but for goodness sake, her preschool was only 2 hours a day, so that hardly counts.  And yes, she hasn't actually been to school since last Wednesday, but this is the first day that we've been HOME and HEALTHY together in quite a while.  So we enjoyed it.

First we decorated...
 I let the kiddos help me decorate our big tree... but I'll admit, I go back and change everything after they leave the room.

BUT they do get their own tree to decorate any way that they want...

... and they have plenty of ornaments to use, too!

And since it WAS a true snow day, we just had to check out the white stuff for ourselves!

Lamb has never been much of an outside kinda girl until this year.  She has always liked the IDEA of snow angels, but I think this may be the first time she's actually done it!

Forget RUNNING in the snow... let's just CRAWL right through it!

It was a great day, and we capped it off with hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies, which made it even better.

Oh, and if you're wondering about baby Roo, no, I did not take him out in the cold!  Mr. Fantastic was home from work after having a minor procedure done last Friday, so he kept the little guy inside while I was out with the big kids.  It worked out perfectly, especially since Daddy is usually the play-with-us-outside parent.  I'm not a big cold weather person, but I REALLY enjoyed being out with the kids today.

All-in-all, today was a success.  Except for the drawing in pen on the wall part.  But that's another story.


Patti said...

HAHA I laughed out loud at the re-do the tree after the kids leave the room part:) Great moms think alike!! I think Mr. Fantastic needs to step behind the camera so we can see Mrs. Fantastic too!! ;)

Katy said...

I liked being on that side of the camera a lot better when I was a lot skinnier! I'd be happy to post pictures of me back then if you want! ;-)