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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Baby its cold outside!

We've had a great time but christmas break has come to an end. Or has it?  Axel started back to school on Thursday, the rest of the kids start tomorrow. Only there is a problem. It's so cold here that on Friday our state's Governor has ordered a statewide school closure for Monday, and left it to district discretion as to whether or not they will open on Tuesday.

On Friday I took the kids out of the house for the first time all week to stock up on some staples like milk, bread and chocolate. The entire population of our town was also at the grocery store and all their carts were full. It was like everyone was getting ready for the zombie apocalypse or something.

All weekend the temperatures have steadily dropped lower and lower. As I type it is -18 with a -30 wind chill. Check this out. There are so many negatives this image that they messed up the graphic!

Keeping the kids busy has been a challenge, that's for sure. Its one thing to get your kids coloring, or playing with legos, playdough or other busy things, but when your kids....aren't quite at that level yet, it can get interesting. 

One day I broke out the slime. Two of the kids were not thrilled. 

Another day Asher, Abel and I did a bunch of coloring. No pics because my hands were busy stopping the crayons and markers from flying across the room in protest.

We have watched Dad snow blow the driveway. (too cold for little boys to go out and play!)

and there has been lots of napping for everyone. 

We did lots of Just Dance 2014. 

Tonight, I was really desperate. I let Axel paint my nails. He thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Asher was quick to put his in place to be painted too. 

Now if we can just survive a few more days!!!!


starr said...

Have you made snow ice cream yet? Snow, milk, sugar and vanilla very yummy and takes up a little time. We are in the same boat...very bored in frozen Illinois! Good luck.

Dianna said...

Great photos, Leah. Looks like even Zurri was tired out and not minding a bit of extra company during nap time. By the way, Axel did a great nail-painting job. :-)