29 January, 2014

Our Day ... 29 January

It was a great snow day!

First, it was free time and breakfast. 

Then it was on to homework and extra school work. Chayton worked on his spelling, math and reading homework. The girls worked on math with Kahn Academy. Then it was Free Time!




Off for snow play out back in the pasture.







Followed by hot chocolate and lunch.


A game of Clue won by Nazeriah, more reading and a movie. Kaija and Chayton went back out for some more sledding - this time down the driveway. 



Then it was already time for dinner! Homemade Wonton Soup and salad with German salad dressing. Definitely a party pleaser!


Plus some fun walrus looks with our chopsticks. 



Tomorrow is another snow day. Wonder if the street will be cleared enough that we can actually leave the house. 

28 January, 2014

Our Day ... 28 January

This wacky weather sure is, well, wacky. We've had nights well below freezing and at least one day at a "feels like" temperature of -10 degrees. All attributed to the lovely, but off-kilter, Artic Vortex. But we hadn't had snow. 

Until today. 

We have about 2 inches of snow outside. Oh my. The kids are so excited. They thought that since we've moved to Georgia they would never, ever get to play in the snow again. Kaija and Chayton took advantage of one of our hills and went sledding. Nazeriah decided to stay inside.



Of course that was after the 2-1/2 drive of picking up the kids at their schools. Can I just say, I love my "new" car. It drove like a charm on these crazy narrow country roads that have huge ditches on either side of them. Oh, and they are hilly and curvy, too. The road that is. 

So I felt fine on the roads. However, most of the other people driving did not. There were accidents everywhere and cars skidded off the road. Oy vey. Not to mention that the roads weren't plowed at all. We were some of the lucky ones. There are children at my girls' school that might have to stay the night. Can you belive it all my friends who live in snowy areas? Two inches of snow!

Here's what it looks like around the house. 






This morning the roads were fine and I got in the last minute grocery shopping, gassed up the car and had a very nice visit with Big Grandma. 

Tonight was nice and relaxed. The girls' homework is all completed and Chayton's is started. I even let the kids watch some TV. On a school night! Well, not really. School is canceled tomorrow and I wouldn't be surprised if Thursday was at least a delayed opening. 

Pretty good day!