Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Another Snow Day!

Yes, it's true. We have another snow day....for Kendall AND for Barry.

So, you might be wondering....what are we doing to keep busy around here?

Well, of course, we've been a bit lazy. Nothing wrong with that! But you can only rest so much... especially with Noah around! So, here are some of the things we've been up to so we don't get cabin fever ( no pun intended!)...

Plenty of snuggling on the couch and watching TV. Noah's new fave is Wheel of Fortune. Go figure.

Kendall played on the computer for a while yesterday, and then did a little sewing craft. She made this little bunny...isn't it cute??

Last night we decided that we should make Valentine cookies. I baked them and Kendall decorated them. Noah and Barry pretty much just ate them...kind of like in story "The Little Red Hen". Remember how it goes?

"Who will help me plant the wheat?
Not I!
Who will help me harvest the wheat?
Not I!
Who will help me bake the bread?
Not I!
Who will help me EAT the bread?
I WILL!!!"

So anyway, here are our cookies! Very festive, don't you think? Kendall was quite proud of her decorating!

Barry, of course, had to get out and clean off the driveway...which is actually considered playing in the snow, if you know Barry. Like I said yesterday, any reason to start up that tractor! While he was out plowing, Kendall got suited up and played in the snow until she was frozen. Then, of course, hot cocoa was in order...extra marshmallows please!

I finished two scarves and worked on another scarf I'd like to finish and also finished a cross-stitch I've been working on. I also managed to read a little bit of Stephen King's Cell . Today I am hoping to get some laundry done and also work on my year-end records to finish them up so Barry can finish up our taxes. I've also been cooking. Beef and Noodles, Lemon Greek Chicken earlier this week and Stuffed Peppers are on the menu today. YUM. We've definitely been eating good!

Noah has been doing lots of playing. If we can find Kendall's old snow pants and boots, we may see if we can all go outside today. He'll totally dig that!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Snow...What a concept!

Well hel-lo, winter!

After a slow start to our Ohio winter, the real stuff in finally here. Up to a foot of snow by tomorrow morning...Barry's work is closed today, and so is Kendall's school. I will probably be cancelling my day as well. But really though, we have no basis for complaint...we had 60 degree weather all the way through January, for heaven's sake! I think that this all makes for a fabulous day to play in the snow and make Valentine cookies. And, of course, at some point Barry will have to head out to plow the driveway. (And he's not fooling anyone either...he loves to have a reason to fire up that tractor!)

Nothing else too exciting has been happening around here, really. Kendall missed school all last week. Our schools were closed due to severe cold Monday through Wednesday. Then (of course) she started throwing up Wednesday night, so she missed Thursday and Friday as well. I'll tell you what, I am ready for this stomach virus to get the heck out of Dodge! Noah is on his third bout with it...UGH! At least she got outside for a little bit to make a nice little snowman on Tuesday. Even though the snow was too dry to pack, I still think she did a fabulous job, don't you??? (And by the way...yes, it was negative wind chill and she doesn't look dressed that warmly, but I assure you she just went back out for this picture. She was out there maybe 30 seconds dressed like this - and bundled up quite a bit more while she was out building her snowman!)
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