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Snow Day #6.

I told myself back in December that I would blog on each and every snow day this winter so I could document how we spent our unexpected days home from school.  I thought it would be fun.  I expected to write a few posts and include some cool pictures of the kids sledding and throwing snowballs.  I never imagined that we would have SO many snowdays that the kids don’t even ASK to go play in the snow anymore, and I really have NOTHING to blog about because we’re all so flippin’ tired of the snow.  When I told the kids that school was canceled, they COMPLAINED.  Torin just wants to go see her friends.  And Parker is worried that if school keeps getting called off, he’ll “never learn what 1,000 plus 800 equals.”  (I told him if that was really a big concern, I could make him an excel spreadsheet to figure that one out.)

We spent most of the morning in our jammies, and Torin didn’t leave her bed until at least 10 a.m.  I put an electric blanket on her bed last week, and it has changed her world.  She loves cranking it on high and crawling under the covers.  I think she also likes the element of extreme danger that it brings… I overheard her telling Parker, “If I pee in my bed, I will get electrocuted!”    :)

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Hey, Atlanta, my family needs to eat.

 The kids went back to school today, which meant I caught up on work in the morning and hit the grocery store in the afternoon.  I love Publix.  I’ve tried Kroger, but I don’t like it as well.  I’ve tried Wild Oats, and it’s too expensive.  I’ve tried Wal-Mart, and their produce section scares me.  So I will stick with Publix and their fabulous customer service and their great BOGO deals.  But good gracious, it was slim pickins’ this week.  Apparently, the trucks that bring the food to the Publix stores have to go through Atlanta, and nothing has “gone through” Atlanta for several days.

This is sort of how I imagine the end times… a world completely void of boneless, skinless chicken breast.

And no Kraft shredded sharp cheddar.

And no crescent rolls. 

So listen, Atlanta, it’s time to plow the roads and push those trucks out before I have to start eating the baby yogurt.  Thanks.

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Snow Day #5: Operation Frosty Rescue.

We woke up this morning to a horrible crime scene.  Our snowman had been decapitated and knocked over.

There were body parts everywhere.

Witnesses?  Or suspects?

Torin found the head and went to work.  He had to have a complete face transplant.

She also dusted for fingerprints.  We found a few clues, but no real admissible evidence.

Thankfully, we were able to save him, and our snowman is now back in the vertical position.  And he’s got some extra protection over his left shoulder this time.  You know, just in case our neighborhood gets a little rough after dark.

Both kids wanted to booby trap our yard like Kevin in Home Alone, so they poured water all around the base of the snowman.  That way, if anyone tries to knock him over again, they will slip and fall on the ice.  Consider yourself warned.

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Snow Day #4.

We’re getting a little bored.

It’s too cold to play outside.  So they’re climbing the walls inside.

The sofa cushions are ready for them to go back to school.

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Tis the season.

Dave didn’t turn into Clark Griswold and decorate the outside of our house with lights… there was no jello mold with cat food on top… no cousins had an unidentified lip fungus… no tenement on wheels parked in the driveway… and no squirrel on the loose, but there definitely was a nip in the air, and we did have a fantastic Christmas vacation this year!  Our guest room has had a revolving door for the past two weeks, and we have loved every minute.  My parents came from Illinois, Dave’s parents came from Arizona, and his sister’s family drove from Colorado.  I made little photo books for Torin and Parker to help them remember all of the crazy fun we have had!

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