Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mom Gets Pampered

It has been very cold here this winter.  As of now there has been a total of 5 days that the kids did not go to school due to the cold.  The kids are happy but I keep reminding them that they will have to make up some of these days and hopefully it won't be during the summer! 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week the kids did not have school again due to cold!  I had to work on Monday so Jon stayed home and worked from home on this day.  He let the kids have some of their friends over for the day.  The girls played spa all day. 
They did each others nails, hair, etc.. When I got home I was in for a big surprise.  The girls with their friend E decked out the bathroom into a make shift spa.  I was treated to a pedicure and massage when I got home. 
They hung special lights, had fake candles going, signs were hung all over the bathroom and house for me.  They even cut out the letters in my name and hung them on the mirror.  They had a blast and well, it was a nice surprise to come home to on a very cold night!  The boys even got in on the action when we did a Paraffin Wax dip before bed.  SO MUCH FUN! 

Sledding in our own backyard!

Last spring, we decided to clear out the buck thorn from our backyard.  Our neighbor and good friend Tim decided to do the same.  It was amazing to us how much space we really do have in our yard.  Tim was surprised too.  This winter we have been enjoying our very own (well we share with Tim and his family too) sledding hill.  It is so nice to be able to walk right out your door and go sledding.  It is fun for the kids too as we don't always have to be out there with them either.  The kids have been busy working on building the best jumps and the neighbor has been helping out as well.  On Christmas Day the kids enjoyed some outdoor time.

Another great option is the camp fire that we can build down below (away from the sledding hill) so we can get warmed up and keep on sledding.  Such great memories being made!

Here are a few shots of the action. 

A Different Kind of Dance Party

This past Holiday Season, we were lucky enough to have tickets to see Cinderella at the Children's Theater.  We love to go see plays and this one was awesome!  It was a different spin on Cinderella and we LOVED it.  Here are the kids before the show. 

Rubba Dub Dub Three Kids in a Tub

Every year as we get our Christmas Tree out of storage, the kids LOVE to play in the large bins that we store the tree in.  This year was no different.  It amazes me that they will all fit in the tub but they make it work!  Such fun!