Saturday, April 18, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

It started snowing yesterday morning and just barely stopped about an hour ago (it's 5:30 on Saturday). The crazy thing is that we had a really mild winter and had lots of 70 degree weather the first three months of the year, and now this. The other crazy thing is that it's supposed to be in the 70's again by Wednesday.

The mild winter made me question the necessity of owning one of these. . .

Yes, that is a Snuggie. Nate got it for me for Christmas after I pestered him incessantly. Once I saw the commercial, I kept noticing situations where it would come in handy, and wondered how I ever lived without it. So, yesterday I was very glad that I finally got some good use out of it!

After Nate took the kids sledding, and I caught up on all of my blogging and DVRing, we had some nice family bonding time in the living room. Complete with a fire in the fireplace, hot chocolate,

putting the puzzle together (again) (we're getting faster), listening to music, Daddy Daughter Dancing,

and a sing-along with Nate at the guitar. (I took a video, but it's way too long and I'm singing way too loud. Unless anyone knows how to edit the thing, I'll spare you from having to watch it!)

Today brought more sledding.

Yes, Mommy even joined in on the fun this time, because my friend Shauna was going with her family, so I caved to the positive peer pressure.

In typical Michelle fashion, I went down a few runs (just enough to be able to tell the kids that I went sledding with them -- this is my 3rd time going sledding this winter bytheway), took a few pictures, and then used the freezing cold, miserable little one pictured below as a good excuse to go sit in the car and read a book for the next hour and half while everyone else kept sledding.

The place is 5 minutes from our house, and I could have just left and then come back for Nate and Harrison, but I really hate driving in the snow.

It was worth the wait to go to 5 Guys Burgers and Fries (just opened right by our house) after.

It's been a fun weekend. I love the weather here. You never get bored with it and it keeps you on your toes! Plus, a good excuse to drop everything and hang out with the family all weekend is always appreciated.


Nash said...

that's the only kind of snow i want. just a little here and there. really looks like fun.
pauline got a snuggie for christmas. i thought it was hilarious, but i still want one.

Angela Jensen said...

Every time my kids see a snuggie commercial, they beg me to get them each their own. They just seem so darn practical!

The Millers said...

So many things to say. First, thanks for inviting me to dinner last week. It was so fun to celebrate Mina's birthday with all of you, and get to know you better. Thanks so much for including me. Next, it is so fun to look at your blog a bit. Is your floorplan exactly like Mina's? It seems similar. Your kids are darling. I can't believe your mom made Elizabeth's Easter dress. I love the matching green (so fun, like Mina's matching orange this year). I can't believe how little you spent on your kids Easter baskets. Amazing. And I am really impressed that you have been sledding with your kids three times this year. We have never taken our kids sledding, ever. Atleast not since we have lived in Colorado, and that has been over three years. So sad. We are such boring parents. So pat yourself on the back for the five minutes you spent sledding this weekend. I am truly impressed.
Oh, and I can't believe you have a Snuggie.

Megan B said...

I LOVE that you have a Snuggie!! I'm glad that spring has FINALLY arrived here, though next week it is supposed to rain all day every day.