Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's SNOW much fun!

Welcome to the south!  Where our winters are either for short sleeves or look like this...

But every once in a while, we get this...

This was actually our second snow, but the first wasn't much.  Having only an hour delay, none of us got to play in it.  This storm was a doozy for our coast, but only brought us about an inch.  But we played in it like we got a foot!  And cold! was cold!  As in the 20s! (ok. I know.  You northern family just understand that it was 65 the day before we got the snow!)

Yep.  Christmas Story kid.

Our sweet boys, heading out on the sled

Heading down to the park

Our neighbor J came along for some fun! Brant hitched a ride

First slide down.  It doesn't look like much, but it was slick!

 Henry and I headed back before the big boys.  It was just too cold for his sweet little fingers.  But he has mastered the word snow.  "Nooooow"  is how he says it, so sweet.

Scraper? nah.  Broom works great on powdery snow

Cold, but having so much fun he didn't want to come in!
Snow days are great, and very rare going to a school without buses.   So we packed our day with fun, used the extra time to work on some school projects, Mommy got a nap (!!!!!) and had lots of snuggles.  All in all, a great day!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Finger painting fun!

Henry got finger paints from Mommy and Daddy for Christmas.  Big brother was the one who was anxious to try them out, as Henry really didn't know what they were.  

We decided to get finger paints for a couple of reasons.  One, it's good for their motor skills and development, two, Henry finger paints with his ketchup...ranch...BBQ sauce....might as well do it in the right way!  

A little tentative at first, he soon got down to some whole hand painting

Brother, quite the budding artist, enjoyed being more, errr..hands on! lol!  And he's sporting his new headlamp

An itchy nose=painted face

Soon he wanted his hands clean and the smock off.  We changed mediums for a bit while brother finished up.

Stickers!  Henry LOVES stickers.  As in will stick away for a long time.  I purchased him some animal stickers, which had big and little animals.  He wanted to have them all together, and searched out the "mama" and the "baby".
I love lazy vacation days like this.  I love to see the boys explore with all their senses.  And I get some beautiful artwork!