The kids absolutely LOVE waking up to snow! The first snow this year they were so excited they went out in their jammies! At least Isabel put on gloves and a hat before going outside to get her breakfast of snow :)
Ben put boots on before he made it outside! We haven't had a lot of snow this year, which is ok with me. We still haven't been able to go sledding yet.... we didn't make it last year either :( Well, the groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter, so there is still hope!
Brady is the webelos leader and the kids had to make a box sled to race at pack meeting. It got stored at our house. All kids need is a cardboard box! Luckily we had 2 big boxes left from Christmas, so I made 2 more cars. The kids are still playing in them.
Nara got her tonsils and adenoids out and got tubes in her ears this past week. Chris came over to fix my computer and brought Nara and Jen and Jon and Tamina were having their ducts cleaned, so Ari and Sarah came to play too! Here they all are chillin' on the couch watching Tangled. So cute! Glad Nara' surgery went good. Here's to a speedy recovery!We have been getting packages from the Philippines the past couple of weeks. Mom and dad are starting to send stuff home. They could only take 40lbs each to the island, so they decided to just send stuff home instead of taking it with them. We HAVE to air the stuff out. It smells like all of my stuff I brought home from Brazil..... like mold. They sent home 2 nativities this week. Isabel was in charge of putting them on the table so they could air out. She had to make sure all of the figures were looking right at baby Jesus. Isn't she so cute! Notice the Rapunzel dress?? She has worn it everyday for almost 2 weeks now. She told me she wants her hair to grow all the way to the floor, like Rapunzels', and then when she tuns 18 she wants me to color it yellow. HaHa! Her hair is already really long, and she complains about it when we brush it, just imagine if it went to the floor..... At least I don't have to worry about that argument until she is 18 :)And last but not least, I made treats for scouts and they turned out cool! I figured I should put it on this blog cause I have lots of rice crispy ideas here :) I made regular rice crispy treats and spread them as far as they would go on a cookie sheet. Then I melted some dark chocolate chips and some butterscotch chips (1/2 pkg each) and spread it over the top. Then I rolled them up cinnamon roll style and sliced like you would a cinnamon roll. They turned out really yummy! Chewy and chocolatey! They would work good with just frosting too! You can make anything with rice crispy treats :)