One snow day I was prepared for. TWO snow days made me a wee bit nervous. Especially since my two goals for today were to go to Sams Club (my new grocery store) and clean the house. Both made impossible with the presence of four young children and seven inches of snow.
Let me clarify...having my children at home DOES NOT MAKE ME MISERABLE. I love it, but I like to plan for it. Life with four children is all about planning. I do not get a shower unless I plan for it days ahead of time. Enough said. Winging it is not easily done around here, but we sure gave it a try...mostly due to the help of my extremely flexible husband who ran around town for me, while I tried to keep the kids happy, cooked for company tonight, cleaned for company tonight and volunteered for a weeks worth of work at G's school. Remember "bit-off-more-than-she-can-chew" Sara? She's baaaaaaa-ck.
Believe it or not, I managed to keep the kids happy at home for two days. I know we have seven inches of snow, and that is practically a babysitter in itself. But do you know what it takes to get FOUR children ready for the snow???? Or let's just back up one little second...do you know how hard it is to find snow gear that hasn't been touched in a year??? Plus drag two sleds and four children to the top of a very small hill from which to sled? And then try not losing ANY mittens during this process. Because if you lose mittens and bare skin hits the snow, it is over. O-V-E-R. And then there was the general blindness that Little J suffered from, as a result of wearing a girls hat, size 12-18 months? If the hat covers his eyes at three years of age, it would have suffocated a tiny one year old.
But we did manage to get out there for 45-minutes...me with my pajamas on under my ski overalls. Little J asked to be held for half an hour (made very difficult with the carrying of sleds, but whatever). We survived. We burned energy. The young ones took a three hour nap, and G and I re-hit the bunny slope to do some serious sledding.
Here's how the rest of our snow days went:
Homemade playdoh and snowman building. It started with the four kids, but I couldn't resist getting in on the fun...
Our happy snowman family....and the happy snowman couple. Mike has informed me that he would NEVER wear that scarf.
Going for a joy-ride...hang on Mike!!
Snowman paintings...we have a little work to do with shapes. And the correct placement of facial features/body parts.
That's all I got...check back for the next installment in my adventures with fondant. I'm getting closer, folks. Oh, and I'm painting crap loads of very large banners. That need to be done by Sunday. Fun...but AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. At least I know I'll get a post out of it.