Friday, March 9, 2012

Snowy Cozy Days

After a whole winter of almost no snow whatsoever (for Wisconsin anyway) this spring has finally brought our expected snow globe white out snow fall! This past weekend we got just a ton of snow, it was breathtakingly beautiful! It was just like the movies, where someone goes to bed to the snow falling down, then wakes up in the morning to find everything covered in a think, shimmery blanket of white. It was just lovely!

So, it wasn't until March that I got to take the kids out in a sled! So I was very excited about that. :) I wanted to spend more time taking pictures, but that was impossible because my poor children's little legs couldn't make it through the drifts and they kept face planting into the snow. It was adorable, actually. :) Every Midwestern child needs lots of memories of face planting in the snow. :)

I just love the "powdered sugar effect" It looks like their playing in piles of sugar! That's the way I see it. anyway :)

After being out for only about 25- 30 minutes we came back into our nice cozy home. We cleaned up before starting some crafts. Look at Elle Bell handling the vacuum like a pro!

I am always on the lookout for things to do with the kids to help us all pass the time with something other than cleaning and watching tv during the day. Building block towers with mega blocks still remains their favorite thing to do, but on our snowy day we had fun with construction paper!

It was a great snowy day craft. We made everything out of paper (Ha! Come to think of it, everything but paper snowflakes :) I cut out animals for them to play with, they colored on the paper, we practiced writing out all of our names, they picked out colors and I made them paper crowns and we made paper chains. The whole package of paper cost only $1.00 and I bet we didn't even use half! It kept us all busy for a good 2 hours (add an extra 15 minutes for me and cleanup ;)

Yummmy Red Bull :)

It was just a great day. It's hard not feel in auto pilot 24/7 and just go through the motions as the hours in a day just pass by. Winters here in Wisconsin have always been a struggle for me, but being a stay at home mom with 2 little people can just be hard. I think it's that way for a lot of people who lives here though. You just have to really make sure to plan things to do so you don't get to caught up in having nothing to do!

Well, it was just about 70* here just a few days after the snowy day. I love the snow... but we are so ready for warmer days! Here comes Spring!


Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Hi meg! I' jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate. I wanted to reply to your message but can't. Did you know you're listed as a no-reply commenter? I didn't want you to think I wouldn't respond! Thank you for following and I followed you as well. Your children are adorable!! Thanks for reaching out and commenting!

Meg Issacs said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for letting me know! I had a blogger that was leaving me comments and her blog was not family friendly, so I changed my settings around. I'll have to check my setting again :)

Daisy said...

Your girls are precious! The snow there looks so beautiful. I want spring to come here too!

Camille Griffiths said...

Beautiful snow pics:) And I hear ya with being a stay at home mom. We go stir-crazy in the winter. I need to plan out more crafts and activities!

Gumdrop Pass said...

LOVE the pictures... and all of your ideas! You're such a good momma -- your little girls are lucky to have you. :)

And I LOVE that tree in the corner of the room. LOVE-LOVE!

Hope you're having a good week! <3