Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day at the Museum

Last Saturday, we hit The Mall. No food court or Ladies Foot Locker, but the kids thoroughly enjoyed the Museum of Natural History.

From the warm temperature of the Butterfly House to the ice-cold bling of the Hope Diamond, this Smithsonian attraction was a hit.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hi Ho! Cheerio!

Finger foods are Isaiah's speciality. While he isn't able to feed himself with utensils, Isaiah can go to town with food he can pick up with his hands. I bought him a set of suctioned-bottom bowls from Target to help keep the flying finger food in check.

Honey nut Cheerios were on the menu for today's trial run.

Soooo, what's for breakfast tomorrow?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yes. Jesus* Loves Me.

*Jesus, not "hey-ZEUS".

This Valentine's Day as people scramble to buy roses, cards, and candy for the ones they declare to love--I can think of no grander gesture of love than dying for my sins.

That's the gift Jesus gave to me. And unlike flowers that wilt, candy that is consumed, and cards that get thrown out--Jesus' love is most definitely the gift that keeps on giving.

But if hey-Zeus is handing out diamond tennis bracelets this Valentine's Day, I'll accept one of those too...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am Snow-ver It

"Whoever keeps praying for snow...please quit."

~ as seen on a marquee outside of an area United Methodist church

Before most of us could even dig out mailboxes from the last storm, another one is already kicking up outside. The storm over the weekend dumped between 2 to 3 feet of snow on us. This next system is expected to add an additional foot. Did I mention that's on top of the 2 to 3 feet already on the ground?

For real.

The school system has given up its coy routine and finally cancelled school for the remainder of the week. I have reason to believe it's Mariah on her knees at bedtime praying. It has her M.O. written all over it.

The good news is that we are warm. We haven't had to deal with any power outages. J and Savannah made another firewood run today. And we have food. My mom made a vat of tasty soup today. Our junk food and comfort food tanks are also on "F". My mom, the retired school teacher, has kept the girls on their toes with their schoolwork--much to their chagrin. The federal government is going on its third day in a row shut down which is unprecedented.

Am I going stir crazy with all of this togetherness? If it hadn't been for Target, I probably would be. But I was able to get out during a "break" in the weather yesterday. What Target can do to relieve Cabin Fever should be bottled and sold over-the-counter. That's good stuff.

I know spring is coming. I know the snow will eventually melt. And I know my children won't always be home to get snowed-in with me. So I am going to savor it while I can.

But if the Snow Gods are listening:

sNOw mas.

Valentine's Giveaway!

I entered another giveaway on Ellen's blog! It's for a beautiful necklace this time. Wish me luck. :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pretty in Pink...

...I mean, Faded Warrior Heart, right Tiana? :)

Isaiah's manly, navy blue snowsuit his Ti-Ti bought him last year is still packed up in our household goods shipment. And with not so much as a pair of gloves available in this area, he was stuck wearing his cousin's pink snowsuit during the 2010 blizzard.

It takes a real man to wear flowers.

Don't hate.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Snowtorious B.I.G.

I was 7 years-old when the great Presidents Day Storm of 1979 hit the area. I remember stepping outside into a winter wonderland ~ in awe that the snow came all the way up to my chest.

The Blizzard of 2010 is destined to be my children's Blizzard of '79.

Nothing to do but light a fire...
...and microwave some S'mores.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Getaway from the Snow

With massive snowfall in the immediate forecast, thought I would share some pictures from our last snowy weekend. We surprised the kids with a getaway to a swanky resort at National Harbor.

With 2 feet of snow predicted for our area during the next 36 hours, I think I'm going to stay put this time.