Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Back to school

It's quiet here, this morning. Too quiet.

I miss my troops. All of them.

Never mind that the FIVE days having them home (three snow days and the weekend) were busy, crazy and LOUD.
We had fun.

I cooked constantly. Those kids can EAT!
Bread and cinnamon rolls.
Chicken noodle soup.
Spice muffins.
Chocolate chip cookies.
More cinnamon rolls.
A ham.
Baked Potatoes.
And countless eggs, sandwiches, fruit smoothies and bowls of oatmeal.


Not the mention the laundry.
Good heavens.

For some reason, the fact that they weren't in school caused the laundry to explode. Which makes no sense at all considering the fact that they wore their pajamas the majority of the time.

Out into the snow. . . back in the house. . . out in the snow. . . back in the house.

It was a full time job to feed them and keep up with the laundry.

And the dishes that never ended. . .

But we had a great time. We watched the entire first season of Columbo. We watched "Faith Like Potatoes" and some movie about love that I can't remember the name of. We watched "Song of the South" and countless "Dirty Jobs" episodes on Netflix.

And three of the nights? A big "Snow Day Slumber Party" in the Living Room.

On Friday morning, when we woke up to a blanket of white - Little Man exclaimed, "It's Trismas!" How sweet is that?
I cleaned a bathroom or two and washed some of the sheets - but mostly, we just relaxed. We drank hot chocolate and Chai tea and popped lots of popcorn.

There's still LOTS of snow, outside. I'm only hoping I can get our big van out to pick up the kids this afternoon. Once I get out of the neighborhood I'll be OK. But watching the Coach help 5 or 6 cars that got stuck on our street, yesterday, doesn't give me a lot of confidence.

But for now? Quiet. Only two kids. Less laundry. Less food. Less of everything.

I'm missing those snow days, already.


Emily said...

What a precious mommy you are! Such a very sweet post! Thanks for keeping us inspired. Now to go tackle my piles of laundry!

Lori said...

I don't envy you the ice, but my kids would absolutely love to see some snow. :)Can you ship some down?

Leah Belle said...

what special days! i love snow days, and i sorely miss them! enjoyed your pictures of the ice and snow....

Corrie said...

awww - looks like so much fun! Especially the living room sleepovers! Mom said it was a bit like a vacation to be stuck at home. :-)

And we have no snow. :(

See you soon! :-D

Jen S said...

I can't believe all that snow! It's beautiful!! The living room sleepover looks like so much fun too. What great memories!