Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Year

We were supposed to go back to school on Wednesday, but it was not to be. Looks like second semester will start on Monday. School's been cancelled for three straight days due to cold and snow. So it's our second three-day snow break this year. Craziness!

For the new year we spent our time at home this year. We had gone to a morning matinee of Sesame Street Live and had lunch out. Then we just hung out at home after B and I got our hair cut.

One of our traditions now is to get new year's poppers, we got them last year and now our B insists that we must have them for new year's. Ours this year didn't quite pop, I'll have to look for higher quality ones next year.

At supper, we enjoyed some sparkling grape juice and took turns making toasts. Good times with small children, you should try it some time.

The poppers contained one of those whistle thingies! And a tiny parachute man! Treasures galore!

General silliness has been the rule. We've spent a LOT of time at home, a LOT of time together.

We got Christmas decorations put away on New Year's Day.

And then went about getting ready for school to start.

But it didn't.

So we're just home. Staying warm and being grateful for our trusty old furnace. Thank you Furnace!

See our patio chair? It's in there.
Might not want to sit there right this moment, it may be a bit chilly!


Mama said...

Loved the pictures, OM. They are so good on this site! Your kids will "remember" this forever. Probably not in detail but in "loveliness". I once heard this, "Do you know how children spell love? T-I-M-E. You definitely got that one covered this month. Enjoy!

Katie said...

Sound like a fun time was had by all for New Years. I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Jenifer said...

We always have "crackers" that is what we call them and the girls love them and who can resist those hats.

We have not had a single snow day yet! Looks like you had lots of down time together, just what you needed!

Aliki2006 said...

Great photos! We do poppers (we call them Christmas crackers) every year--we love the tradition!

I'm still envious of all your snow...

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slouchy said...

i'm hoping that they've made it back to school by now! LOL!

mum2brady said...

Ohh - your kids are getting soo sooo soooo big!!! Guess that happens when I don't check in for a while ;) Look at all that snow - hope you got back to school - although I keep wishing for some snow days :)