well, it's been one of those weeks. i know i don't have to explain, you know what i mean. unfortunately, i can't say it was one of my shining moments of parenthood. we did get through it though, and we did have a few good moments. the photos above show a mini-time line of some of those moments. we played in the snow (on my birthday), snow ball fights and snowman building are always good fun. sidney and i had a little valentine project that she was quite proud of.. it is very simple sewing, i cut out the heart and helped guide the needle a little but she did most of the sewing and stuffing. finally we were blessed with a surprise at the end of it all... a wonderfully warm day!
i didn't think ahead before we set out to the park about what a warm day actually means... a winter thaw and lot's of mud. i should have put them in their rain boots to play. jack henry ended up losing both shoes in the mud, and i had to wade in to retrieve them after he came running back in just socks! they spent a lot of time rock jumping and running around. it was a much needed break from this very cold winter. i have been quite the hermit and really needed to get out in the sun. my husband finally has a day off today (after a week straight), and doesn't have to go back to work until tomorrow night. so, i am getting a glorious break from the children. don't get me wrong, i love them and all, but you know what i mean... i don't have to explain to you.