Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Snowy Day...

It snowed here again this week (just a dusting) and the white landscape outside reminded me that I hadn't posted about a very special snow day yet. So, despite being sick with a head cold I'm going to post about it now, because tomorrow I start a temporary attorney position, and things will quickly get busy (especially with Hubby traveling Monday - Thursday next week).

On Inauguration Day, the day after we got back from our trip, we woke up to see snow everywhere. While Little Man's preschool was open (since it is subsidized by Hubby's company), I decided he should get a snow day. After all, snow doesn't happen often down here, and if he had gone to school he wouldn't have been able to play in it. Plus, I think he should be able to have a little bit of that Northern experience: The Snow Day... he is half Yankee after all! We ate breakfast, watched a little bit of Playhouse Disney, and then got our snow gear on...including the cutest little cowboy boots that someone passed along to us.

We threw snowballs!

We looked at the beautiful scenery!

We made a snow doggie (with berry eyes)

We made a mini snowman

And Mommy and Me snow angels.

Little Man took it all in...

...and played hard....

...and loved every minute of it!
Then he decided he was cold and was ready to go inside (I think knowing hot cocoa was going to be made had something to do with it). We had that hot cocoa with marshmallows and a cookie, and then we played with play-doh. And I played with some Sculpey, and we watched Barack Obama's Inauguration. It was a little surreal honestly, playing with Play-Doh with my little son, and watching this inauguration.

And I felt creative, so while also helping Little Man make his creations, I made these stitchmarkers. They were modeled after some I saw that someone else made, except for the piggie, that was all me. There are sushi rolls, a plate of sushi, a teapot, a bowl of miso soup, and a plate of shrimp tempura with chopsticks.

Later after lunch and a nap, Little Man and I did some "cooking" while watching the "cooking rat" movie (aka Ratatouille). We made all kinds of yummy food. It was just a great day of Mommy/Little Man time.

And, because it's really cold at times, and because the Charlotte Purls are doing a mitten KAL, I decided to make Bella's Mittens. The designer made them to look like the mittens worn by a character in the Twilight movie, and I loved the cables. But I didn't like that I wouldn't be able to use my fingers, so I used the idea of the Peek-A-Boo Mittens along with the pattern for the Bella's mittens to come up with a pattern that was perfect for me.

Other than that project I've been knitting away on the never-ending Clapotis, and, because I'm truly a little nuts, I signed up to do an indoor triathlon at the end of February. And I'm writing it here so now I have to do it because I've publicly put it out there!


Sinéad said...

Sounds like you had a great snow day! We had very rare snow here too this week and I did the same, kept my daughter home from school. I love your snow doggie, I'd never think to make one!
Your stitch markers are great too; what a cute idea.
And the gloves!
Congrats on getting a new job, hope it all goes well for you.

Connie said...

So happy to hear you have a new job! I also love the mittens and hope to see them in person, or should I say in mittens? LOL

Anonymous said...

Ah, the snow day..remembered with love from childhood... :) ..looks like he had a great time in it, much like we wouldve..congrats on the new job..the stitch markers look bithcen, although Im not exactly sure that I know what a stitch marker is..but they looked right up my alley with the sushi and piggy! Oink, you!