On Tuesday night, I decided to get all the kids outside summer toys cleaned up and ready to put in the shed. The kids "helped" me while Chad raked the backyard. Well Chad and I must have both been so beat, that we BOTH forgot to actually put the toys away so wednesday morning out by the shed we saw this
Funny thing...it is now Saturday night and the toys are still there, the snow however is not.
The kids had so much fun. When they were begging to play outside in the snow, and I was busy rummaging up some "snow clothes" for them all to wear, we have mismatched gloves and mittens, boots that are too big, boots that are too small, and they are still insisting on playing outside. So I am ranting and raving about, the minute they get outside after spending all this time putting all of these clothes on, they are going to want to come right back in, and BOY WAS I WRONG!!! I had to go out and physically bring them in, they were frozen but insisted on playing out side. Well, Austin was playing. Alyssa was busy going around the yard and sampling the snow from about every location of the yard. We currently have a cup full of snow in our freezer, that I had to use to bribe her inside.
Earlier that morning after I took my nephews to school, I stopped at the grocery store grabbed a fire log and made sure I had marshmallows for hot chocolate. And while down the "baking" isle. (they need to call it what it is, the 'kiss your diet goodbye' isle) I suddenly had the urge to bake everything in site. PLEASE HELP ME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!! I LOVE SWEETS AND I WILL EAT THEM, SO PLEASE DON"T EVEN TEMPT ME!!! I CAN'T RUIN ALL THE WORK THAT I HAVE DONE!!--Well, I can, very easily, BUT I DON'T WANT TO!!!
What is it about a snowy day, that makes you feel the desire to bake and eat all the scrumptious sugary sweets until you are sick to your stomach?!?! (I need help)
We let the kids shoes and gloves dry by the fire and they all snuggled in blankets by the flames.
While I got their nice hot soup and grilled cheese sandwiches ready. And their cup of marshmallows soaked in hot chocolate. That's what it is, they don't drink their hot chocolate, they just eat the marshmallows off the top.
After lunch, Austin wanted to go back out, I was not up for another marathon, of getting everyone dressed AGAIN, so I talked them into an art project instead.
Afterward I talked them into a movie (The new Tinkerbell...highly recommended...so cute!!!)...I was hoping for a big family nap (ya right! But a girl can dream!!)