And you would think that all that indoor time would allow me to clean my house or blog or write a novel or something awesome, but all I wanted to do was curl up under three blankets and binge-watch television shows on the computer. So that's mostly what I did. Except when I was working on my graduate classes. Or when the kids were home for snow days. Which was a lot. Really. On those days we spent a lot of time at the library. I think the kids have read through every Peanuts and Garfield comic ever written. And thank you local public library for having the sense to carry such wonder things in very large books.
So, what have I missed blogging about on the 182 days of snow? Everything.
1. Kate became an expert bike rider last fall, but I didn't manage to get a decent picture of it until November. Because I am that awesome.
2. Kate's first grade class studied Chinese New Year and performed a ribbon dance for the whole school. She was amazing, of course.
3. My kids love each other, even when they are fighting like cats and dogs. Unfortunately the cats and dogs thing is more common than not. Thankfully I caught them on a day when they were all getting along. (I am sure someone got whacked on the head minutes after I put the camera away.)
4. Did I mention it snowed a lot? This was one of the early days before we actually got bored with snow.
5. The three bigs were in the church Christmas play. They sang together as a trio and were 1940's kids who also dressed up like wise men with lampshades and hub caps. I can't remember why.
6. We celebrated Christmas, of course! (I think they have already grown about 2 inches each since I took this picture.) The favorite gifts this year were video games, puzzles, and books.
7. In January Will told us that he had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and wanted to be baptized. We were thrilled and celebrated with him. And Tim got to do the honors. After which, we attempted to get a family photo, which only proved that we are not good at group shots.
8. It snowed some more. The kids built a snowman.
9. I celebrated my 20 year high school reunion. It was awesome and weird at the same time. That's what growing old is like. And now you all know how old I am. (I would post the group shot, but the photographer didn't push the button down hard enough. I'm looking at you, Cooper.)
10. Kate played basketball and had a blast doing it.
There is more, but for some reason the kids think I should fix dinner. I guess they are hungry or something. See, this is why I don't blog. Next thing they will want clean clothes or something crazy like that. Maybe I will write up the rest before the leaves fall off the trees. Everyone hold your breath.