Well today is our second snow day. They have been good for me- they have forced me to slow down. My only duties are to feed everyone and play with them. Very simple. No errands, no running around, no having to get ready for going places. Abigail asked to be in her pjs today and I thought why not? I am one of those people that want to do everything, try everything. So I overdo it a lot- to give you an example- I am currently in four book clubs! And I am trying to read all the books. I find myself running around and sometimes I don’t even have time to eat or make something for myself. My car is so messy by the end of the day with all of the things from our activities- bags of library books, the swim bag that needs to unpacked, etc.
I am also trying to expose the kids to lot of things- The kids were in four different classes at once a few weeks ago plus preschool. Thankfully we are down to two.
Abigail had one of her first volunteer experiences the other night. We went and volunteered at Food for Lane County with my brother. She did so well ! She loved it- scooping the food into containers, labeling everything with stickers. I am so excited she is old of enough to do it. It was a fun outing just me and her and she got to stay up late!
So these snow days have been good- we ‘ve had a lot of family time- sledding, snuggling and reading books, cooking. The kids and I made oatmeal sunflower seed cookies , salad with vinaigrette and crepes yesterday. Abigail just loves cooking and using our family recipe book. The other day I realized the kids are turning into their parents- Abigail loves dancing, ballet and gardening like me. Andrew loves sports like Daddy!
The kids watched The Snowman movie today, very sweet. It’s a short film only 30 minutes, mostly silent. Beautiful music. I highly recommend it. We also read Paperwhite by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. I love her books. They all have bunny characters. The illustrations are paper collage. She has written many books about the seasons and holidays. My kids have always enjoyed her books.
When I see these pretty pics I almost don’t want it to melt!
My sous chef:)
I do hope the snow melts today but I hope I will remember what is has taught me- breathe in and soak up life. Slow down and enjoy. And maybe I need to consider toning it down a bit!