February 5, 2019

If Wishes Were Snowflakes


The boys have now gotten their wish.  Twice.

Monday was the fun day.  The kids woke up as if it were Christmas morning in “A Christmas Story.”  The whole world was coated in white.

I immediately went looking for all the snow gear I could find.  While I had enough of certain things, I did not have enough of others.

Rerun and Thumper had their rain boots, which would work well enough in the snow, though they wouldn’t be as warm.  Ane borrowed my rain boots.  Tad was odd man out, but managed to squeeze into my snow boots (which were a smidge small for him, but worked in a pinch).

However, poor Thumper was without snow pants.  Rerun and Ane had pants that fit.  Tad could have used a slightly larger pair, but made do with the size that I bought TWO YEARS AGO and had in the closet, tags still on.

Thumper is all about being warm and cozy, so I honestly didn’t know how long he would last in the snow.  But then he discovered the sled.

His sister pulled him around the back and front yards, and only brought him in when he was really chilled and his pants were soaked with snow.

Everyone eventually came in to warm up by the fire, and all was well.

School today was also canceled.  This was a bigger deal, as it was colder, the snow was frozen, and no one wanted to play in it.  It also meant that Thumper was missing therapy for the second day in a row, and Tad would miss his session as well.

I have a bad feeling about this…

February 4, 2019

Snowpocalypse 2019


The boys are finally getting their wish.  Fluffy rain!

And Ane.  It started snowing Sunday afternoon and Ane was so delighted she ran outside.  Barefoot.  Because she’s also young and dumb.

It accumulated rather quickly, then stopped, but then started again.  By the time we returned home from Friend and Doc’s house, the hydrangea bush looked like it was covered in cotton balls.  And we had already gotten the phone call from the school district that since temperatures were due to drop below freezing, there would be a 2 hour delay for Monday.

This also thrilled Ane, since she would get to sleep in.

The boys, however, will not be satisfied until they get the day off.  (They aren’t thinking ahead to June.)

We shall see….

February 1, 2019

Flashback Friday


Super Bowl weekend?  Without the Seahawks playing, it’s just an excuse to get together with Friend and Doc and eat junk food.

But oh, the glory days were glorious.

The kids were smaller then, too.

Maybe someday it will all happen again…

January 31, 2019

Joker Manor


Behold, it is complete:

Tad worked very hard on this (despite having to take breaks to, you know, go to school), and he is very happy with all the fun details and cool features.

This set was over THREE THOUSAND PIECES to assemble.

Tad has come a long, long way.