Friday, January 18, 2013

Snow Day!

Behold blue sky and the return of the SUN!!!

What a crazy week we have had. Last Friday Kylie went in and had 6 teeth removed. The rain was coming down and it was cold and dreary. I was thankful for the rain as it allowed a safe, warm cocoon in our home, perfect for rest and recovery which was just what my girl needed. A sweet friend watched over the boys and my girl proved to be brave and strong and got through everything with flying colors. All that anxiety for naught. 

The rain came down and we enjoyed soft food and lots of movies. Cozy to say the least. Then Jake came down with something which turned out to be strep. Then the dominoes fell as it often does with a family and we all took our turns being waited on and needing comfort. Over the weekend the rain still fell and so did Jon and I. Again thankful for the rain which kept everyone indoors in a safe quarantine. Come Wednesday we were all getting antsy, enjoying TV just a little too much and going stir crazy!

Of course the report of snow brightened the mood in our home and we became obsessed. Checking the weather, looking out the windows like every.two.seconds. Then late Thursday night it came and we were greeted with snow covered branches this morning.

So what did we do? All full of energy and very well rested we hit the backyard sledding slope. 

I love our little cul-de-sac of children, all about the same age who get along so well. They take turns, share and sled away.

Kylie bought this snowboard thingie last winter and hardly got to use it so she was excited to try this out. I wish we lived a bit nearer a snow mountain so we could hit the slopes for real and try out snowboarding for real!

Luke trying out the snowboard.

Jake enjoying anything he could get his hands on!

Quite the ham.

I think this kid ate his weight in snow (ewwww!) and later in the morning had mittens that were so soaked. Thankfully it wasn't that cold out so we went bare handed. He had to stop for a brief warm up though.

Not to be stopped for long.

Of course he had to try out the snow board thingie.

Not to shabby!


That was sure fun!

Crazy kid with short sleeves?

Trying out new styles of sledding. 

These two crack me up. Either they are fighting like mad or inseparable but as always full of passion and emotion. They had so much fun trying out this method.

This snow won't last for long, already we were watching it melt. It was so fun for a nice change of pace from our rainy days. The sun was a welcomed sight after days and days of rain and sickness!