Friday, January 2, 2015

The Between

We didn't do a whole lot between Christmas and the New Year. A lot of enjoying the snow and just doing stuff. Yeah, stuff. Let's see if I can clarify…

Oh, yeah. There was more game playing. 

On Friday the 4 younger kids went out in the backyard to have a snowball fight, but the snow was too powdery so they just gave each other snow showers instead. And, yes, the photos are all blurry-- I had my camera on auto focus to catch the action, but it kept focusing on the snow that was falling instead of on the kids. Oh, well. 

Then, on Saturday, I took the 4 younger kids to the library while Pen was working. There was a need to supplement the books received for Christmas. I mean, with a whole week left in the break, we needed to make sure we have plenty of options. There can never be too many books. 

Both before and after I took the kids to the library, I worked on this year's ornament project. I'm super excited about it.

Hopefully the kids will have some great ornaments to start out with when they get their first trees of their own. I gave a couple as gifts, too. Super easy to make (mostly) and I love the way they look.

We woke up to a ton more snow on Monday, and it continued to snow the whole day. 

When we went out to shovel, Big actually opted out after a few minutes (what??) and he and Edith announced that they would just sit on their "thrones" and watch me while I worked. What a bunch of lazy royalty. Ha! 

(Big redeemed himself when we went out to shovel again in the afternoon, thank goodness. Please, please, please don't let him lose his love of work yet. Please!) 

I ended up staying out for even longer than the kids that morning, shoveling our snow and working on the sledding track to make it better. I helped a neighbor, too, when I noticed she could use some help. It was so great to be out that I just didn't want to go back in, but brrrr! Those single digit temperatures for 3 1/2 hours sure did freeze my legs! Buying snow pants is definitely on the agenda. 

The kids went out in the snow again on Tuesday. I love how it occupies them and gets their pent up energy out. I took a few photos when I went out to fix the end of the sledding track. 

They sledded and played for hours on end. So much fun.

Anything else? Oh, yeah. I've been eating a lot of grapefruit.



jww said...

Yay!! We got the same storm system you did. Nice timing for Christmas, but single digits were a little too reminiscent of Upstate for me. :) Love your ornaments.

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