Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Days & Santa

We had a few inches of snow last Thursday into Friday morning.  Rob and I are lucky enough to be able to work from home when inclement weather, so it's nice to have a bonus day at home and not have to get the kids out in freezing weather.

We had a nice 3-day weekend where we didn't do much but yet did a lot at the same time.

Avery was excited to get out in the snow on Friday, but she didn't last long.  Too cold.  Ben, who likes to carry the step stool around to access things he shouldn't-wanted to go outside, but I don't think he would have lasted long, either.  He hung in the garage for a few minutes.

Ahhh, hot chocolate.  And all is right in Avery's world (after a frigid 6 minutes outside).


She really wanted to get down to business on making the gingerbread house, though.  I held her off until Ben went to bed because no.

This troublemaker and a gingerbread house assembly? Don't think so.
She wrote her letter to Santa.  She wasn't really into it-I had to prod her along.  She has an interesting flair to her letters…just need to work on the spacing.
Toy kitchen

For a change, I took Ben out shopping with me Saturday.  He was fairly content with a box of Teddy Grahams.

We got home just in time to see the Sooners win in the last few minutes of Bedlam. Best five minutes of the game.

Saturday night we treated ourselves to pizza and frozen yogurt.  A hit on both accounts.

We finally hung the measuring stick Avery got for her birthday.  Ben is 2'8" and Avery is 3'5" (they were both just under the marks but close enough).

Sunday I decided to brave the dreaded mall.  The below-freezing temps and snowy roads luckily kept some people at home.  It wasn't THAT bad considering it's just a couple weeks before Christmas.

I told Avery Santa would be there, if she wanted to see him.  She did.  She didn't.  Then she did.  Then she didn't.  Definitely no.  Then I pointed out he had packages of M&Ms beside him.

She was in.

Then she wasn't.

Long story short, she braved it and fared much better than her brother.

She enjoyed the carousel.

Ben enjoyed the play area and the Christmas tree.

Sunday evening we went to dinner for Gigi's birthday.
Happy birthday!

Great end to the weekend!

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