Friday, February 27, 2015

snow, snow, and more snow

In the last 8 days of school, we have gone once. Snow, ice, cookies, board games, a new season of Survivor, and even some hours without power have filled the rest of the days. For the most part, the kids have enjoyed it and have gotten along really well.
We walked around the 'hood yesterday and played at the park. It is beautiful (the dogs don't agree).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


We had a scheduled break this Monday and Tuesday but the snow and ice added a few days to our "staycation". 
Before bed on Monday night, the kids saw flurries.

 A snow day is a great day for decorating cookies. In the past, I would have had used my favorite dough recipe and made royal icing in every color (and put neatly into piping bags with fancy tips, of course!).
2015 Kristen used a tube of cookie dough and store-bought icing and sprinkles. 

These cookies didn't have a chance. They were bedazzled and sprinkled to the max.
Luckily, they were also abandoned. After eating one each, they forgot all about them.
 It was snowing so hard out when I braved the great outdoors to snap a few pictures...snow never looks as strong in pictures. Trust me, those are BIG flakes!
Today was a snow day and tomorrow is another day off due to the icy, snowy weather. 
Cozy and wonderful.
I am a happy girl.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

We had Martin Luther King Jr. day off from school and Matt and I took the kids downtown to do some museum hopping and out for pizza at Mellow Mushroom. 
 Enjoying the view from the parking deck.

For you, Papa Bear.

If that doesn't make your marshmallowy, than I just don't think anything will. 

The two really spent some great quality time together. 
It melts me.


 Paddling the dug out canoe.
I love family days like this.