Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day!

We haven't gotten much snow this winter. The boys have been lamenting the lack of snow...they are so anxious for another opportunity to use their sleds! We were disappointed this past weekend when we were supposed to get some of the white stuff, but we got NOTHING! So when we woke up to thick snow falling and several inches on the ground already, we had some pretty excited boys around here! Now, I was perfectly content to sit by the window and watch it fall from the warm comfort of our apartment. The boys, not so much!! Since the city of New York shut down the entire public school system today on account of the snow, I thought it was only fair that we at least cut our school day short and go out to play as well! So we did...





















There were tons of people out...we saw sleds, skis, snow boards, sheets of plywood, pieces of plastic, and anything else people could come up with to slide around on! Very, very fun!


The boys working on a barrier to hide behind and throw snow balls...


Unfortunately, we didn't get to stay out very long...Josiah couldn't keep his mittens on and got very frustrated, leading to tears about 15 minutes after arriving at the park. And Joanna wasn't very happy, either. I got her out of the stroller and held her, which worked for about 10 minutes before she was fussing again. Between her and Josiah, I finally decided it was time to go home. I think the big boys got to play for about 30 minutes. Oh, well, I guess it's better than nothing! Jeremy told them at dinner tonight that he might be able to take them out tomorrow.

Today we worked on a Valentine's Day project...embroidered felt conversation hearts. We used the instructions found on this blog. Here is Joshua embroidering words and a little heart on his felt heart. He actually did most of his on his own...I was very impressed. Jon needed a little bit more help, and Jordan needed quite a bit more. (Okay, so I did about half of Jordan's.)


Stitching around the edge...


Jordan working on his word...


Joshua has stuffed his and is closing up the sides...


Jonathan hard at work...


Jonathan's...


Our finished hearts (so far...they want to make more!) They've decided to give them to friends at church this Sunday. Hopefully they will be appreciated! I think they turned out pretty cute!


Joshua immediately started a second one...he did this one entirely by himself, except for threading the needle and cutting out the heart. I think he had it done in about 45 minutes.


All in all, we had a pretty fun day!

1 comment:

Annalia Romero said...

My kids are dying for snow, but I'm EXTREMELY grateful we haven't had any. Last year was super-snowy, so I figure this year just evens us out.

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