Friday, January 14, 2011

Toto, I don't think we're in Georgia anymore!

On account of the crud that invaded our house this week, we had to cancel our plans for the science museum today (Note to self: Do NOT pre-pay for anymore field trips!). Since I had no school planned, the kids lucked out and got a day off.

We had fun anyway. We played Guesstures, a new game I picked up a couple weeks ago.

Michael playing game

Although we had fun with the charades, Jacob and Alex, the two who feel 100%, were DYING to go back outside to work on their snow fort.

Jacob in snow fort1

Jacob in snow fort2

I would not let them until after lunch for two reasons: First of all, it was still 18 degrees outside; and secondly, I didn't want any nosy neighbors knocking on the door. "Are schools still out because of the snow?"

After lunch it had warmed up to a balmy 21 degrees, so I let the wild things out. And then I ventured out. It's the first time I've been out since it snowed a record 2+ feet. It was a new experience. I sank up to my thighs in the powdery stuff, rendering my new snow boots quite useless since the snow snuck in to the top.

Alex in snow fort


I got a grand tour of the kids' really cool snow fort and then trudged back through it because I had had quite enough of my snow-filled boots.



love and life ♥ said...

That looks like it was so much fun!! Great shots! Love love love the barn! xo

Anne U said...

Love the texture on the last shot.

kbreints said...

Great snow fort! All the snow we have here is very dry and cannot be packed for snow men or other fun things :(

That last shot is so beautiful!!

julie said...

Oh that barn shot is the texture & feel. Great edit!

tsinclair said...

Snow forts! Awesome!!!

leavesnbloom said...

My boys would have loved to have been in that fort aswell. Those shots are wonderful especially the barn and I hope that everyone feels 100% soon again.

Henrietta said...

The barn photo is beautiful, love the edit:)

Melissa said...

O Goodness, I love that barn!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Do your northern neighbors have any suggestions about your snow-filled snow boots? Rubberbands, maybe? (I'm sorry--I'm my father's daughter, and we can "fix" virtually anything with a coat hanger or rubberbands or some other thing that neither of us can remember at the moment...My husband says I'm scary like that.) I can remember at some point in my life wearing snow boots with rubberbands at the tops to keep snow/wet stuff out.

I hope everyone makes a full recovery soon, and that you are once again able to go on some awesome field trips!

dclouser said...

Hope the kids are all better soon! Their snow fort looks like so much fun. Glad they're enjoying the snow and that YOU can stay warm inside!