Yes!  We were hit by THE snow, and we have been hit hard.  I read an article recently that really struck home.  It was written about seizing the day and enjoying every moment of your life, especially appreciating your own children’s short childhood while we parents are left with our heads spinning, trying to make sure that we fit enough fun, enough special memories into our children’s lives and we are left scrambling to make sure we have done enough, and how hard that can be…

Anyhow, I am making a text to self connection to this article and how it relates itself to our snowy weather!  Here is my thinking – we in Washington have little enough snow that when it does come we tend to create a holiday for the snow by calling snow days when, quite often, MOST people can make it to work or school without a problem.  I always force myself down from a ledge, telling myself that the extra days in June (or July, who knows if this will ever end this year) are not a big deal and I will be grateful that I had all of this extra wintertime fun with my husband and children.  Seriously, how often are you handed a free day with no illness and no plans?  It is a rare occurance.

That said, we have made sno cones, several, like perhaps six, snowmen, had snowfights, made snow ice cream,  walked in the snow, drew pictures of the snow, drank hot cocoa after being in the snow, played in the hot tub while it was snowing, dried a plethora of snow clothes…  you get the idea!  We have used our unexpected holiday’s days up, squeezed every last drop of snow fun out of them.  And we are still at home.  Today we decided that the snow is too crusty, to grainiy, not sticky enough to play in so we are hunkering down, sewing, drawing, coloring, and cooking while watching the pretty snow as it continues to blanket our world.  That seems like a pretty decent way to spend another snowy day.

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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