As the cold rain falls
On the metal bucket
Outside my window
Winters last call
Beckoning me to
Give in to its grey skies
Tap tap tap
Like teardrops they fall
I pull the covers tighter
And long for Spring
|Saying No to The Beebs?|
|The back yard the first morning... serene and peaceful when the sound of branches cracking didn't fill the air :)|
|The gas grill not quite ready for a cookout|
|My new mantra|
|Solo cup art ice sculpture|
|Family togetherness at its finest|
Random Item #2: Be My Valentine (Kindergarten Style)
I helped organize Jacob's Valentine's Day party and of course I get the honor of manning the Cookie Decorating Station From Hell. I am truly a glutton for punishment. Take a relatively sane 42 year old woman, stick her in a chair that belongs in a dollhouse surrounded by 10 or so Kindergartners at a time that are already hyped up on sugar. Insert into this scene of horror tubs of frosting, popsicle sticks and jars of colored sugar, sprinkles and cinnamon heart candies and you have a recipe for disaster.
And don't let the angelic face below fool you (Jacob, not me) :) As you can clearly see, his sprinkle to cookie ratio is clearly in favor of toppings. After a few kiddos taking the lid off and dumping an entire jar of rainbow sprinkles out on the table and screaming in delight as they swing their arms through them sending colored morsels through the air, I hereby bequeath my title of Momma Most Easily Suckered Into Manning the Cookie Table to someone more emotionally qualified.
And that's all I've got for now, y'all. More later.
|Bushes frozen solid with a coating of ice|
|Some of the the smaller trees glisten with ice-covered branches|
|Pine tree limbs weighted down with icicles|
|Cassie riding out the storm in her usual position... relaxation. :)|