Snow Day!

Blizzard? Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it that…but we did get snow!! Starting at 8:30AM my girls were already begging me to go outside. I had two options argue, “it is too cold outside” or let them experience it first hand. I went with the second option, and much to my surprise they lasted about 12 minutes!!
 Pajamas on underneath their snowsuits….Pumpkin and Boo were off  “rolling, throwing, shoveling, and screaming” for 12 minutes…and then they decided it was time for hot chocolate. I in the mean time already had the hot water on, and was staying toasty warm inside with my little man!

 Mr. Smiles is getting so big…WAY TOO fast!! At 71/2 months old he has mastered crawling at lightning speed, say’s “Dada”, sits independently, has 2 bottom teeth, and continues to amaze me with his eagerness to learn. He loves his sisters (hair pulling love)! He loves his Mommy (giving me wet kisses daily) ! He loves his Daddy (he is even starting to tackle…such a boy)!
As our day progressed I decided it was a great time to introduce our “Valentines Sensory Bucket”….
well, lets just say things went sour FAST! 
What started off as this;
Quickly ended up in this;
I have no idea how Boo turned on a dime (nor what set her off). The girls went from “making salad’ and “sloppy joes” to……HUGE tantrum! Yes, I really did strap her in a booster seat. Only after many failed attempts at sending her to her room, and using the time out rug….this girl has lungs!! Exhausting…I just try to tell myself  “and this too shall pass”, right?

I leave you with this…my screaming two year old who nearly brought me to tears today…really is a beautiful girl!! This picture was taken after a 1 hr nap and a snack…Amazing!!

WEE love Winter

“Wee” love winter…well sort of!! I drink way more coffee, dressing the kids in 10 layers just to go to the library is not exactly a favorite of mine, and the wet sloppy boots leaving wet puddles on our tiny landing is priceless. 
Other that that I love Winter!!!

We recently made “hole punch” snowflakes. I must say either my hole punch is really hard to push or this project was just not well suited for my little ones. This was one of those projects looks great but Mommy did the entire thing. I will be switching up a few things next time for sure to make it easier for the munchkins.

I’m not sure if this counts as school, but my little man has been busy at work these days…learning how to use a sippy cup, trying new foods (banana’s being his favorite), and scooting around (mostly backwards) at 7months old…he is happily progressing right along!

Family sledding day… this was the first time for Boo and Mr. Smiles (yes, the baby did go down too). The girls had an absolute blast and Mr. Smiles was a lil’trooper …

This Winter we have had snow on the ground about 95% of the time. Unfortunately, we have not had any good snow storms. The sledding hill is not far from our home and is extremely little kid friendly. The hill tends to be very quiet and not steep (hence why Mr. Smiles got to enjoy a ride with Mommy too)!!

As usual I was trying to capture the moment…just one last picture kids!

As we are chugging right along in our school work, enjoying some family time,  and trying to stay warm in the North. I hope you all are doing the same! Some things up and coming; our 2010/2011 curriculum plans are under way, new chore charts, more field trips, new extracurricular activities, and lots more!!
2011 promises to be a fun filled year for our little ones!!