As per tradition (at least for now the last 3 years) we celebrated our family date day today. Being a big family, we don't have many opportunities to do outings let alone BIG ones but once a year (around this time) we all go out for a date. This date includes something fun and special for the kids plus going out to eat. This year we had decided to plan something different from the usual and were gearing up for a free day at the Children's Museum in Indy on Presidents day, Arcade time at the mall in Indy and food complete with one night in a hotel (our kids think they are royalty when they stay in a hotel cause they've done it maybe 3 times their whole lives). Well that was a fabulous plan until the blizzard of 2011 hit and caused 3 snow days which took out our chances of our Indy trip SO, we went to the default but not completely. Instead of eating at the mall we chose to go to Chuck e cheeses this time. 3 of our 5 kiddos have never been so this was super exciting. This afternoon we headed up to Fort Wayne and straight to Build a Bear where not only did the kids build their bears, we built 3 extra ones for some special kiddos in our lives (we get to give them their bears tomorrow after church, SO excited!).
I love to let loose on this day and just enjoy being a kid, I mean watching my kids have a blast. I'm exhausted and spent what little bit of last energy I had to post this so now off to curl up on the couch and doze. :)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Well, yet another snow day today and being someone who lives only 2 minutes away from school I think they would have been fine going to school today however I have a feeling all the kids that live furthur out in the country would have had a much harder time getting to school. It's hard being cooped up with 4 kiddos and now for 3 days straight. We had to get a bit more creative today and thanks to my friend who sent me a recipe for snow ice cream, we had a fabulous lunch! Lil smokies in cresents, cake cookie sandwiches and snow ice cream. YUM!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
After making it through day one, the sleet started in pretty heavy around 3 in the afternoon. My husband got home safe and we hunkered down for the night, praying we wouldn't loose our power. We enjoyed movies, hanging out and not really doing much else or having any other kind of agenda. This morning when we woke up everything looked pretty good, no ice accumulation, just more snow. Our big Tonka truck almost buried in the back yard was a sight to see.
Well, with the Blizzard of 2011 (as the news was calling it) we ended up with a snow day only after one night of snow accumulating only about 3-4 inches and the worst was still yet to come. I ran into a recipe for "snow pancakes" here and was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to make them. Well that day came yesterday and in honor of it not only being snowy, but also the first day of February I made pink heart shaped snow pancakes. The kids loved them and it was fun.
We had crazy hair night at Pionner Clubs on the 25th at church and my girls and I are always up for crazy hair night. My mom was in town so she actually had the joy of doing all 3 of our hair. I tackled Dakotah and managed to get about 5 pony tail holders in his hair and he looked pretty funny but of coarse he took them out which I don't blame him since he had to go to basket ball practice first. It was fun and crazy!
The kids took quite nicely to meeting Grandpa Tom! The boys hung out with him and had fun while the girls....
30, I can't believe it's here! I don't feel any different and it didn't bother me in any way and my husband did a fantastic job of making it amazing! He started by letting me open my present early which was a Kitchen Aide Artisan mixer, LOVE IT! Then Friday night ofhe took me to Fort Wayne for dinner at Red Lobster (I've never been but man my 1 1/2 lb of crab was amazing), then we got to stay in a hotel for the night while our friends watched our kiddos. So nice to have time alone to giggle, hang out and talk with out kid interuption!
I love it when my kids are all getting along and playing some imagination filled game together! Well one night a couple weeks ago my kids were doing exactly that. I heard a lot of noise coming from my trash can though in my kitchen so I went to go check it out. I couldn't believe what I found! Miss Madi decided to hide out in the trash can with the bag in it even though you cant see it cause she pulled it down while climbing in. Crazy girl! Thankfully nothing got on her clothes although there was plenty that could have.