Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow Days

 Kissy just before she fell through the 3 ft drift.

We don't get much snow here in North Texas. This means that we usually try to have as much fun as possible with the little bit we get. 
This snowstorm was different. 
It was so COLD that we couldn't get out into it for more than about 5 or 10 minutes.

We were just so woefully unprepared for 10 degrees and 50 mile an hour winds. And that weather lasted almost all week.

This brought us lots of "Stuck Indoors" days.

Kissy's Airplane

We spent a lot of time flying airplanes. It may not seem like a traditional way to keep children occupied, but Tyler is a Paper Airplane AR-TEEST (artist in case you can't hear my inflection) and they have a great time building and flying them.

I lost count of how many airplanes they made.
I lost count of how many games they made up to play with the airplanes they made.
I even lost count of the hours they flew them somewhere after 13.......
I lost count of the number of  smiles.
I lost count of the number of giggles.
I lost count of the crashes.
Lost count of the rescue missions we had to perform to retrieve planes that had wandered their way into the bermuda triangle and gotten spit out on top of the fan or the bookshelf.

I'm happy to report that, although I had a hard time keeping track of the good things, keeping track of the rough spots was easy because there were so few of them.

This is the face she made when we had to do anything other than fly airplanes.
 Poor baby! 

Her rough spots don't usually last too long though, so at least there is that. 

 These boys spent some of their time listening to music.

 The girls spent some of their time loving the babies.:o)

 Auri's snowman.

Today was our first day over 30. The sun was shining and it didn't take long for the hooligans head out and start having a blast. Auriana built this snowman for the littles.  He is sporting handmade mittens that Auri made from a felted wool sweater.

She also took the pictures. :o) 

 I think she did an AWESOME job!!!

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