Looks like this has become a "monthly" blog. That's about all I can muster up these days. February is over which means I am closer to warmer weather and my trip to Utah--things I look forward to:) Here is how we spent our February days:
At the beginning of February we had an ice storm which closed school for 4 days. Wow!! We were going a little stir crazy being stuck in the house. Our street was literally an ice rink. I have some fun video of sledding without a sled, but I'm not sure how to get it on here. I wish I had pictures of outside, but all I have is some of us stuck inside:
Jane painted the kids faces with red marker to make it look like they were bleeding. Weird? I know. Oh the things they do to keep busy.
The absolute BEST part about February wasn't the ice storms, the 6+ days of cancelled school, the 2 hour delays, the below freezing temps, the flooding, the replacing our sump pump (just in the nick of time for the flooding:) Nope!!! Wasn't any of that:
Joshie, Megan and the BABIES came to visit. As much as I say thank you to them, they will NEVER know how much their visit meant to me. I am so lucky to have such a great family--that is why I miss them soooo much:(. So anyway, Josh came and brought his lovely wife Megan, their adorable babies, Benny and Colin and the sunshine. We had the best weather of the month while they were here so we got out and did some fun things.
Here we are at IvanHoes in Upland, Indiana. It was an hour drive (with babies, that is a good nap and a little peace and quiet:) just to get ice cream. They have over 100 sundaes and shakes to choose from. Yum!!!
Here we are enjoying the sunshine. Seriously a week prior to this visit, the lawn, sidewalks and streets were covered in 6 inches of ice so I'm not kidding when I say they brought the sun:)
Colin can walk.
We rearranged the room to keep the babies in. They still found their ways out but it helped for a bit. Those boys are so busy but so dang cute!!!!
This is the night we sent Megan and Josh out on a date so we could have a little time with the babies (they both like their mama--A LOT!!). Tobe loved playing big brother and he wanted his picture taken with the boys. (Most of their visit Tobe was worried about their wardrobe, and the fact that they were messing up his trains. He kept asking Josh to get the babies back on the airplane so they would stop messing with his trains--oh that boy)
Joshie is still their favorite uncle. How can he not be with a Star Wars t-shirt and an IPad. He's the BEST!!!
We were so sad to see them go. They are so fun to be around. I just barely cleaned the hand prints off my walls and windows:( We needed a little Benny and Colin hit for a while.
Thanks for the visit!!!
Last weekend the kids created a little camp out in the kitchen. They even roasted strawberries on a lantern. I think we are all longing for warmer weather.
So there you have our February. It went by much faster than January and we are that much closer to summer. Man do I need to live in a warmer climate. I am not a winter person, if you couldn't tell. But I've survived......barely:)