So we have not visited our DAB blog in over 5 months! Good thing those that follow this blog also follow us on Facebook! I often wonder if miniblogs like FB and Twitter will be the end of sites like Blogger, but then realize those that have a lot to say need the bigger platforms of "orginal" blog sites. So does that mean DAB does not have much to say that can't be fit into a 140 characters or a stats update? Stay tuned....
Hello there! Sorry for the long delay in posting. Life has been CRAZY busy and we have been trying to keep up. With all new carpet in the upstairs our world got turned upside down for a bit and we have been trying to get organized again.
Walking in the back room this morning I found this note:
I had to post and talk about the "daily message" I received this morning! Belle had been playing back here with Derrick last night. She wasn't sure where her crayon box was so she and Derrick decided to write a note to ask me. She asked him which letters to write and then made this note. He did aid her with spacing and with the formation of the question mark but the rest was her work. I had to take a picture to savor the moment!! I am thrilled to see her handwriting progress!!! She is SO ready for writing letters and being told how to spell things. She is still using all uppercase letters but I'm so pleased with her writing that I don't care! She's not even 4 yet!! I'm so excited to watch her blossom!
Speaking of being 4...she will turn 4 in less than 2 weeks!! We are busy planning a "Fancy Nancy" birthday party for her and several of her girlfriends. It promises to be a fun and silly time for all as we dress up and get super "girly"! I'll try hard to post pictures of it up here before too long!
WOW. I have REALLY been wanting SNOW! Well, I got it! I have dreamt of playing in it with Belle and I have to say that today has been all I had hoped it would be---FUN!
I woke up at 6:30am this morning when Derrick's cell phone started ringing. I couldn't stay in the bed b/c I just had to know how much snow we got! I came downstairs and looked outside. (Although I haven't measured myself, Midlothian is reporting 7 1/2 inches of snow!!) I knew it would be a fun filled day!
Derrick had to get to work and left here around 7:30ish. I got nervous as I always do when he heads out. I am always a little anxious about him out on the roads and I'm always a little anxious about me at home without him. Once he called and said he had made it safely I began to plan our day. We had a leisurely morning watching cartoons and snuggling. (It was STILL snowing and so beautiful to watch!) Then we fixed a yummy breakfast--yeah bacon--and I took my shower. I just knew that I would enjoy the day so much more if I treated myself to a nice hot shower first. (You other mothers know as well as I do that once the day starts it's going to roll so you can't expect to stop and enjoy a shower later in the day if you miss it early on!)
After bundling BOTH of us all up (the wind was whipping and it was 25 degrees out) we headed out to play. We spent a few hours out in the white wonderland that is our neighborhood today. I pulled Belle on the sled all the way to the opposite end of the cul-de-sac to sled with some of her playgroup friends. We had fun chatting with neighbors along the way---everyone was outside enjoying the day!
I pulled Belle down the hill over and over again. She LOVED it! I wish I had taken the camera but our neighbors took some pictures so hopefully I'll get to see those.
After a hour or so we hitched a ride home since it was snowing like crazy and I was TIRED! I was really thankful for a 4WD vehicle and my neighbors willingness to bring us home! :-)
Once home we played in our yard for another hour or so before coming in for lunch. After lunch Belle was ready to run right back outside for more. "I have to have rest time Belle", I said. She replied, "Why?" I explained that I was tired and her reply was simply, "Why?" She cracks me up! She couldn't understand why pulling her through the snow would be at all tiring for me. I love her innocence!
After a bit of rest we headed back outside with Derrick. (He got home around 3:30)
We sledded some more and even got to borrow a neighbors float/intertube. See the pictures below---we had a blast and we could really FLY down the hill. It was amazing how fast we could go on that thing!
After a while I came in to start making dinner. My crew came inside a bit later and we are OH SO THANKFUL for our warm house. It is COLD! They are expecting near record lows here tonight...12 degrees in fact! THANK YOU GOD for heat!
We had a warm cozy dinner and then made snow cream---YUM! It brought back some good memories and we have a picture of Belle enjoying hers. Derrick and I enjoyed some too and we put the "leftovers" in the freezer for tomorrow.
What a great day! We've done it all! Snowball fights, snow angels, building snowmen, sledding, playing with friends, and making SNOW CREAM! I am EXHAUSTED but I will treasure the memories of these past 2 days for a lifetime. Enjoy the pictures of our adventures---I hope they bring a smile to your face as they have to mine!