Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Second snow day in a row, play date and a mantel

Early yesterday morning we woke up to hear sleet hitting the windows.  There had been rain earlier in the evening so the roads were really bad and school was cancelled.  It was a cold day and things did not get better.  School was cancelled again today. We even lost power due to rolling blackouts for about 20 minutes this morning.

Here is the sidewalk in front of our house.  Dangerously slippery!

Our front porch step, looks like snow but it is solid ice.  We saw a little bit of sun this afternoon but not enough.  School is cancelled again tomorrow. 

We ventured through the neighborhood to go to our friend Courtney's house for a little playtime with her two little girls.  It was a bad idea to get out and drive even a short distance.  We slid around and it took at lease six tries to get back up our driveway.  The ice is so thick that some of the kids in the neighborhood were playing ice hockey in ice skates in the middle of the road.

We made tortilla snowflakes at Courtney's house.  You fold your tortilla into fourths and tear away pieces like you would cut away pieces if you were cutting a paper snowflake.

Then, you brush melted butter on them and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. 
Pop them in the oven.  They were yummy!

During nap time I had a little time to work on decorating our mantel for Valentine's Day.  I only used things that I had around the house.  I made the banner yesterday.  I changed out the ribbon that the T hangs from and dressed up the candle holders today.  Not exactly elegant but the kids get excited to have seasonal decorations out and it makes me feel like I have accomplished something.

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