You know the global warming that some crazy people start yelling about the moment that spring comes around? Because around here, it doesn't exist! We have had severe winter weather in Alabama for a week. A week. It's not snow. I could handle snow. At least you can take 3 bouncing off the wall children lovely, well behaved children out in the snow to play. But what we had was ice. At least three inches of solid ice, that only started to really melt today! What? This is Alabama for the love of all that is important! It started late Sunday evening. So naturally all the bread and milk, where in high demand. What does milk and bread have to do with snow? Well, everything. See because we rarely get snow here people panic when they hear the dreaded 4 letter word. So I guess making milk sandwiches helps them cope.... I don't really know why. I don't want to eat milk sandwiches. Yuck. Anyway, because of all the ice, roads where closed for at least 2 days and some places are still closed today. That my friend is too much ice. On Monday and Tuesday, the husband was stuck at home because he could only make it out of the garage. There was no going up our hill of a driveway. Yay! I was excited he got a four day weekend. It made me happy! So on Monday, before we knew our snow covered yard was really covered in ice a glacier, we got the kids all bundled up. Because we don't actually have snow suits, we had to do layers and layers of clothes so fingers and toes wouldn't fall off. So about 45 minutes after convincing Sweetie Pie that it was ok to keep her PJ's on under her clothes, trying to keep the boy happy with cartoons(Yeah, we're those kind of parents) because he needed to build a "no-man" and couldn't wait to go outside, all while trying to find Sweet Pea some warm clothes because for some reason they where all in the laundry room(...dirty, of course) we finally headed out the front door. (That was more fun than any family of 5 should have.) Only to find, everything was solid ice. Boy, where there some disappointed parents kids. They tried to make a snow ball but failed when they couldn't pick up the glorious white stuff we usually only get maybe once a year. Poor me Poor kids. After staying on the ice for about 30 minutes it started raining again so we had to go back in. The girls where ok with it because they wanted some hot chocolate, the Boy not so much. He was angry at his daddy for taking him back in, so while my husband was taking his boots off outside the front door, my boy was crying very loudly and shutting the front door...and trying to lock it.(hehehehe...it was pretty funny.) So there is our story of the first hard freeze in 40 years where I had to walk up the hill both ways....just kidding.[It's only been 20 years;)]
Hope you have had fun in your winter wonderland!:)
This is the question I was asking my son while I was cleaning his bedroom. Even though he wasn't there. My momma watched my 3 wonderfully messy children for me earlier this week so I could clean their not so wonderfully messy rooms and get rid of old toys that they don't play with anymore. All moms know you really can't get rid of toys with the kid there because they will open up their tear ducts at the drop of a hat and swear they just played with that toy yesterday, even though it was a month ago and they really just forgot they had it. No thank you to that drama. Anyway, I found myself asking lots of questions to my absent kids. Like, Sweet Pea, do you really have to keep every. little. piece. of. paper?! If there is a picture of a cute little puppy, the girl thinks she should keep it so she can have a picture of the "perfect pet" to show her daddy. You know, in case he forgets that she has asked for a dog(or a pig, or a goat, or a chicken, or a..well you get the idea!) every single day for the past 6-8 months, give or take a month. Or year. I also found half of Sweet Pea's toys(that she got for Christmas, mind you) under Sweetie Pie's bed. This really doesn't shock me since Sweetie has a tendency to hide stuff she wants to play with and finds it later when her sister or brother have forgotten about it. She also does this with DVDs that she doesn't want to watch. She hides them. In her sock drawer. I found 3 or 4 in there the other day. SIGH. After conquering the girls' bedroom's, I had to take a break. It was exhausting. I took a little lunch break then moved on to the Boy's room. (I swear I just heard music from a horror film play in the back round...)Why are boy's so messy and gross? And they really don't out grow it. I love my husband. Where was I going with that? Oh yes. I found about 3 diapers(only 1 was used..thankfully, #1, not #2...again, thankfully!) all under toys. You know since he's in this I think I'll just go naked stage! This is also where I found the 4 sippy cups. Under his bed. I guess he was saving them. Why I don't really want to know. Or it could be that Sweetie was hiding them because she still secretly likes to drink from a sippy cup. (Poor Sweetie, she is such a middle child!) So 3 bedrooms, 4 1/2 hours, 2 trash bags of broken toys and trash(thanks to Sweet Pea, saving every.little.piece.of.paper.)and 2 trash bags of toys to give to Goodwill, I emerged victorious! Until I stood up straight after 4 1/2 hours of leaning over toy boxes and couldn't move for a few minutes and had to use a heating pad so I could you know, walk again. Then I felt the victory dance coming up as I was getting the vacuum cleaner out of the closet and I remembered that the belt on the vacuum cleaner was broken. Oh well, you can't win them all! At least you could tell that there were bedrooms in our house and not a garbage dump!
P.S. the room stayed clean for exactly 1 hour and then the tornado triplets came home and well you can figure out what happened next...
It has been one busy holiday season! Not only did we have the normal every year celebrations like everyone else, we also had 2 birthdays thrown in the mix. We went out of town for Thanksgiving followed by about of month of sickness, that everyone willingly shared with one another and one gall bladder surgery for yours truly. I am glad to have that sucker out! It had been giving me problems off and on for close to 5 years since I was preggers with Sweet Pea. It was busy but aside from a few rough days, it was a great holiday season! We had such a peaceful Christmas where we were surrounded by family and friends. This year was the first year without Grams. It was sad not having her around during Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as the two little kids birthday's.But we also rejoiced knowing that she is celebrating Christmas with Jesus. As my girls said is she singing Happy Birthday to Jesus? And I said well she probably is babies! So I'll be playing catch up with my blog posts over the next few days. I hope to be a better blogger this year than last. (With 3 kids that's always up in the air!) There are many new things coming our way this year. Not just in our lives but also on my blog. I plan on incorporating some recipes in my blog. Since I love to cook, I figure why not share something else I love? So I hope things will be a little different this coming year. We will also have a brand new experience this year with Sweet Pea starting school and as if that wasn't enough of a new thing we will also be homeschooling her. After praying about it, homeschooling is the right decision for us at this time and we are so excited about this new adventure! So until next time, I hope everyone has a very happy and blessed New Year!