26 February 2010

Kinda like hitting a "replay" button....



So - another snow day. This time, we are semi-prepared - have all the board games out - batteries in the handheld games for when boredom sets in - dug the sleds, etc. out of the latest snowfall - have soup, cookies, hot chocolate on deck and ready to go - possible plans to ski later in the weekend (have to get "Mad Milo" on a board and curious Enzo BACK on skis plus Olivia and her friends are into it lately) - tentative plans to run out for a quick and close late lunch today..... It'll be fine :-) - though I am sensing some cranky / antsy - and it's not just the kids :-(. And, by the way - we've already done some glitter (like A LOT of glitter - all over the front hall glitter) and glue - painted some dinosaurs (and, yes, Milo did ruin his brand new very cool stripey retro shirt that I bought him for v-day - I am not shocked or saddened - merely ready to check it off as the "thing" that got ruined TODAY - there will be another tomorrow - I'm just kicking myself because I did not make it into the room in time to undress him for the craft :-) - and we've all pummeled each other with snowballs from the front yard onto the porch (and through the door!!!)... and MORE :-). The down side thus far? Lilliana has become obsessed with Oreos - Milo, now shirtless, will not redress for the day and will look like "jungle boy" until bathtime - and Enzo had a meltdown, feeling like he was being judged for not wanting to touch snow. Also, poor Olivia has homework - and I HAVE to mention here that I am exceedingly proud of her mature voice, incredible insights and great use of vocabulary in her latest book report (Bridge to Terabithia - sniff - I know there is a movie, but I remember reading it when I was O's age - maybe younger - and here I am proofing my middle schooler's book report....).

Olympic watch continues... though, there is so much going on - DQs for the strangest offenses - odd things like alternates not showing up for races - crashes - surprise medals - world records..... I can't keep up with the details - though I still love watching :-).

Stay safe - I see the same slippery slush that caused our pre-Christmas accident out my window. Enjoy time with family because, if anything, that's what snow-ins allow us to savor :-). Unfortunately, I am, again, sending positive thoughts to more friends and family experiencing loss or pain this season..... Many good things to celebrate too, but let's think of others less fortunate when we can....

Photos: Someone just sent us this photo of me and my Milo at a volunteer luncheon last year. I didn't know it existed - happy that it does, so... am posting it. Evidence that Milo really can stay calm - especially with Mommy (who was just like him as a kid ;-). And ... a pre-snowstorm(s) photo of Olivia and her confirmation class.