In other news, did you hear about all the snow we’ve been having in Minnesota? You may have seen it on the news or heard about the roof of the Metrodome collapsing? I guess we aren’t the only people who should have shoveled our roof sooner.
But seriously, 6 guys to shovel that huge roof?
Not gonna happen.
The roof collapsed on Sunday morning. Luckily the game had been canceled because the opposing team couldn’t fly in. I guess 21″ of snow will shut down the airport. Good thing too, because this could have been really bad if the roof had collapsed with a dome full of football fans.
Out here in west-central Minnesota, we only had about 5″ of snow. The problem is we’ve been having a snow storm every weekend, so we already have a lot more snow than we usually do.
Keeping the side-walk shoveled and the drive way plowed has turned into a part-time job.
Last Sunday we decided to have a family fish fry at our house, and put the snow to some good use – Sledding.
All the kids gave it a try.
This little guy was a first timer and you can see he’s not too sure about this!
We loaded up the sleds with as many kids as we could fit
The only bad part is when you get to the bottom
Sometimes it takes two adults to get the kids back up to the top of the hill!
But with smiles like this, its all worth it.
When the cheeks are starting to turn a certain shade of red, we know it’s time to get the kids back inside. They are still game to keep having fun, so despite some crying and whining, we get them all back inside.
After supper the kids were getting bored. We have a lack of toys at our house, so I decided to try to entertain the kids with making snowflakes.
I found some templates on-line and printed them off. The kids would select which one they wanted me to cut for them and take turns opening them. They seemed to enjoy the surprise, though my 3-year-old nephew Gavin informed me that one of his didn’t look like the picture. I thought it was pretty good of him to notice! I tried my best, but some were challenging. The kids decorated my fireplace and posed with their handiwork.
I think I had even more fun doing this than the kids did. I love trying to get them interested in doing crafts. Hopefully they will discover their creative side (and plus I get a chance to behave like a kid again)
After the kids left, I decided to keep the snowflakes and hang them in my dining room.
I may even keep them for next year.
Anyway, I just thought I would share this. I’m sure many of you know some little ones that would like to give this a try. It really is fun!
Edit: I’ve had a few people ask where I got the snowflake patterns. I’m sure there are lots of place to try but the two that are found are: