Wednesday, October 26, 2011

News From Longmont

We got over a foot of snow dumped on us last night/this morning, and while our trees are basically OK, our neighbors have a number of trees that have broken because of it. One fell on our mail box, another in the swing set area,

one fell over our fence, and another on our driveway (my husband had the foresight to move the cars).

Nothing on our house, thank goodness. Seth was out during the night and for hours this morning knocking snow off of the trees in the neighborhood. Probably saved a good few. Lots of trees in town have broken due to the heavy snow, and some of the schools in the district were closed due to power outages.

So, here at home, we had a snow day. The kids played indoors with some new lincoln logs,

played in the snow outside, had hot chocolate,

built a snowman, and had a day off of school.

I got to shovel the driveway and walk and talk to our neighbor while Seth helped knock trees. It totally felt like a laid back holiday. The kids said it felt like Christmas because of the snow. It's actually been a nice day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Here's a conversation that I had with Sierra while looking at dried fruit in the grocery store. . .

"Mom, what are dates for?"

"They're for eating. Their really good."

"Eww. Grose. I don't want to be eaten!"

"That's right, if you go on a date you might get eaten."

"I'm never going on a date, ever!"

"I'm sure your dad would be happy to hear that."

"Dates are bad."

"Yes dear."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat

Or, at least, Sierra does!

Her musical theatre class had its tryouts yesterday, and we got the results this morning. They are going to be preforming Aristocats around the end of April, beginning of May. Sierra gets to be Toulouse, the little brown kitten from the Disney version. It's the part that she really wanted!

Congratulations Sierra, and we'll see your performance in the spring!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fish Sticks

We like to have fish sticks, or fillets, or whatever for snacks with veggies now and then, especially in the cold months when a hot meal is enjoyed. I'll put these in the oven while I'm working with Bailey and Blake before snack time. Then we get to eat them nice and hot with tartar sauce or catsup along with our carrots, cucumber, broccoli, or celery.