Saturday, January 31, 2015

Day 31

The weekend is here and things are fairly quiet.  The weather has been a mixed bag of snow, freezing rain and rain making the roads fairly messy so we're sticking close to home.  Marko has put up a shelf in the kitchen and shoveled the driveway while the kids played in the snow.  I've taken the opportunity to overhaul my linen closet and declutter as well as organize it. Now it's quiet time and everyone is doing their own thing for an hour.  I think this afternoon we'll watch Fantasia 2000 and pop a chicken in the oven for supper.

 Here is Miss Emma-Lyn trying out her cooking abilities.  I let her make her own concoction and it turned out pretty well.
Sean even had two pieces for dessert last night.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Day 30

 Never a dull moment!  I was in the living room when Emma-Lyn came tearing out of the kitchen exclaiming, "Mom, MOM, he's got it every where!  The stuff! It's on the floor!!!"  I came running into the kitchen to find this:

 The boy had found my little packet of chili powder and dumped it on himself and the floor.  I came in just as he was taste testing it and I thought, "HA!  That will teach ya!" turns out the lad likes chili powder...Figures.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day 29

 Today's science fun includes checking out a rose petal.

Looking through the microscope--so cool!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 28

Just gotta love spending time at the library reading a book.

On a completely and much more funny note, Nate went on a playdate this afternoon.  He had a grand time playing in the snow and hanging out with his friends at their house without his siblings getting in his way.  Everything was going smoothly when the dad happened to "let one rip."  I thought maybe Nate would find this funny and giggle a bit, but he went one farther by exclaiming, "My mom farts ALL the time and just like that too!!!"

Great, just great... :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 27

 It was the blizzard of '15 and we were stormed stayed.  It wasn't all that bad but definitely worth staying home all warm and cozy while the wind whipped the snow against the house.  Thankfully Marko didn't have to go into work and was able to get work stuff done from his little office.

 The kids wanted to stay in their pajamas all day and that is just what they did.  Gotta take some time to read some Calvin and Hobbes before getting on with the day's activities.

 They LOVED making a cyclone in a bottle.  I used this shot because of Emma-Lyn's expression!

 It was even more fun when we added beads to the mixture.

Even daddy had to get in on that action!

After lunch the kids and I worked on our solar system mobiles.  First we read a short story about about space and then everyone got to work making their own mobile.

Since the beads were out the kids made some little creations as well.

Once the snow finally eased up we went out and shoveled the driveway and the kids had fun with their sled.  Then it was time to come in for some hot chocolate and a movie.  The children really enjoyed watching Ratatouille.  Now all the little ones are in bed, the house is quiet and there is gentle pitter pat as the freezing rain hits the window pane.  I wonder what wonders tomorrow will hold.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day 26

Looks like a big ol' blizzard is making it's way to our part of the world tomorrow.  Once our school stuff was done and we enjoyed our read aloud time, we got busy making preparations.  We made biscuits, bread and chocolate chip cookies.  Everyone had a bath and clean sheets are on the beds.  I made a chicken dinner tonight so that we'd have chicken available for sandwiches if our power happens to go out.  The kids watched a movie tonight since tomorrow we'll be making our solar system mobiles and trying to make a hurricane in a bottle.  Lots of fun stuff to do while the storm rages on.

Today the kids also took some time to build things and wanted their picture taken.  Here they are with each of their creations.

Oooh cutest moment of the day goes to the moment when daddy came home and Levi came smiling over and attempted his first big ol' kiss...So sweet!!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 25

This is my awesome friend Michelle. When we aren't chatting or laughing then we're usually dancing.  And our dances usually end like this!  I have my awesome friend Denise to thank for taking this great picture.