Today’s high is expected to be 34, this meant light coats for the kids today. It is currently snowing, it has snowed everyday since the first day of spring- including the 14″ we got the day before spring officially began. Unfortunately another round of colds has kept the kids from enjoying the freshly fallen white stuff and the adults from enjoying the new powder on the slopes, oh well. It is making seed selections and indoor plantings hard to reconcile in my head, so I’m writing a blog post instead (as you all hope for more snow for us to get more ramblings from me I’m sure!).
For those of you in Pennsylvania- sorry we haven’t seen you- we’ve been plagued with illness I haven’t been willing to spread or subject the kids to travel when they really need rest. That said we are hoping to make it central PA in April. In the meantime here are some of the highlights:
A mid winter trip to Lancaster to see Kelsey’s grandmother and cousins included a trip a children’s museum and a pool party playdate at the hotel, as well as dinner with extended family we see too infrequently.
Rayleigh is still asking if she can play with her cousins from the pool on a regular basis, a sad request as they just moved to New Mexico for new jobs.
We’ve been doing plenty of crafts as the weather has been cold and the kids haven’t been feeling well enough to brave the elements. We made Gak! That was a big hit with the kids and a BIG mess for Kelsey.
Dillon is even starting to get in on the craft activities.
A bit early on the season perhaps but we made them anyway- Rainsticks
But its can’t always be craft time (well unless you ask Rayleigh!). We do have to make sure other things get done. Like the cooking… making homemade pasta for dinner,
and doing assembly line ‘ants on a log’ work.
Also, the shopping has to be done- we tried letting Dillon do it- but typical man thing- he only wanted Lobster!
There are records to record in the living room studio.
And fish to catch.
But when the hard work is over we are able to relax and have a family movie night.
We hope everyone is getting into the spring spirit, we however are still embracing winter’s snow and may try to go sledding/skiing this weekend.