Thursday, February 6, 2014

Beating the Winter Blues

If you haven't noticed, it has been an incredibly cold winter.  Cabin fever has been running high around here with every member of the family and colds aren't making life any more tolerable.  But with temperatures running below zero and the wind howling, play time out in the yard is just not happening.  Timothy broke down in tears the other day because he just wanted to go out in the sandbox.  :(

Luckily, he has been a good sport about finding ways to stay entertained...


Timothy has a large selection of books that he has memorized, so now he "reads" to himself.


Forts have taken over various locations in our house in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors.  And sometimes a good movie is fun, too.


What is better than a new box of crayons?





Or a new blanket to snuggle under?  My penny patch quilt is done and currently in residence on our couch.  At 60" by 72", it is the perfect size for snuggling under and even to share with Jared when he isn't under his own quilt.  I am loving this multiple quilt situation...no more tug of wars over precious inches of quilt goodness!


Masking tape has been my new best friend the last couple of days.  Timothy has been busy racing his cars, animals, and himself along yards of tape all throughout the house.  Desperate times call for desperate measures.  I think later today we'll have a car wash for the matchbox collection in the kitchen (the floor needs to be mopped anyway), a crockpot of chicken soup, and maybe some playtime with scissors (Timothy loves making confetti and practicing his new skills).


Wishing you sanity until the temperature breaks!

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