Thursday, February 13, 2014

Our Week in Pictures

What a week it was around here! We received snow on Monday and then again on Wednesday. We got a total of about 10 inches! Our week was filled with outdoor play. Even though we live in the mountains, snow is not a guaranteed occurrence here in the South.

The kids and Dad tried out sledding in the church parking lot near our home.

They moved on to sledding down the church stairs.

Sledding was fun on our street in front of our house (with parents at the top and bottom of the hill watching for non-existent cars).

There was also much shoveling done of our driveway and then on to the neighbors to earn summer camp money.

Then Goldilocks was having so much fun shoveling snow, she cleared the entire street in front of our home. The DOT man came by with his plow and thanked her for a job well done. Oh, if I could only bottle that girl's energy!!

Of course, we had to make a snowman and roll giant balls of snow into a snow fort, which led to an epic snowball fight! I am sure I lost...considering how much snow went down my neck!

There were hours indoors this week...calm, craft-filled hours. We decorated our storm door with hearts.

We enjoyed doing a fun pastel chalk Valentine tree tutorial from Hodgepodge.

Tom Sawyer made us a lovely dinner one night. He loves to cook and arrange the food on platters.

We enjoyed a box of Valentine candy...

And there were many hours of rubber band jewelry making.

We also enjoyed hours of watching the birds fight over the feeders, playing Wii fit and doing the 3R's. Our city came to a standstill for a few days, so dance and doctor appointments were cancelled this week.

We watched many movies this week.
  • The Bridge to Terabithia
  • Sounder
  • Wallenburg: A Hero's Story
  • The Sound of Music (started and will finish over the weekend)
  • Numerous Scooby Doo shows
Books we completed.
  • Sounder
  • The Life of Fred: Goldfish
  • DK Cookbook for Girls
  • World War II with live footage DVD
We are so grateful for the blessings this week ~ the power stayed on; Dad got to stay home for two snow days; everyone is safe and sound and snug in their beds; our oil is holding out well. I am even grateful for the endless puddles in my house, which is a sign of children having fun in the fresh air.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. I love everything your kids did this week -- this looks like a homeschool week at its finest, Dawn! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. You look like you all had as much fun in the snow as we did!! Gorgeous pictures. Love the Valentine's door and the Valentine's tree!! Great job. Happy Valentine's Day!!

  3. So much snow fun. We love the big snows here, as long as everyone has power / heat. Such pretty hearts too, truly lovely. Happy Valentine's Day.

  4. I love that you got involved in the snow play! I always enjoy it when I do join the kids outside but so many times it's tempting to stay warm indoors. Not that we have any snow this year - it's all been held up on your side of the Atlantic, I think!
    I love Tom Sawyer's platter and Goldilocks' energy clearing the road - how wonderful! Next time we get snow I will suggest snow-clearing to J(8), it would be wonderful heavy work for him :-)

  5. Love it - snow, art, food = fun! My kids so want to go sledding, but in Texas, it isn't going to happen.

  6. Looks like a fun week. Glad you had the chance to enjoy the snow!

  7. What a wonderful week!! This week is the first its been warm enough for our kids to play in the snow. We've only had a few inches more than you for the entire year but its been so windy here that the fields next to my house are about bare, and I have four foot drifts all over my driveway! Fencing and trees sure do build up the snow! I love all of your pictures. It looks like you've had a wonderful week!

  8. This is such a lovely post! You have all obviously had a great deal of fun in the snow and out! Have a great week this week, Dawn.

  9. What a blessing! Looks like the snow days were exactly what you all needed:) I loved the joy in your post! Sledding down the stairs?! Now that looks fun!