Thursday, February 4, 2016

What to Do on Snow Days

I took Tuesday off of work. I woke up to a white out, pink lightening, thunder, and high winds. The power kept flickering on and off. It was on just long enough to make breakfast. It went out for good around 8:30. Then it came back on in time to make lunch.

The boys kept going around turning lights on, and wondered each time why they wouldn't come on. I think we told them, "The power is off!" 10 times or more.

All morning we worked on getting the boy's Valentines together: 1 Mad Lib Valentine, 1 Mad Lib sheet, 1 heart candy, and a pencil. I'm so glad we did it with them. They really didn't know what they were doing. The Mad Lib sheets weren't easy to rip out of the pad like I was thinking they would be. Adult supervision was a good thing.

We helped them decorate their Valentine boxes as well. I've never put too much effort into Valentine boxes. For Halloween they can wear a costume two or three times, but for Valentines day it's just a 1 time thing. Mica made his box look like a typewriter, and Isaak just wrapped his in pink paper (his choice) and put hearts all over it.

Travis insisted on shoveling the driveway, but asked if the boys could shovel the walk. Isaak was so excited. He put on 3 hats, 2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of pants, 1 sweatshirt, snow pants, a coat, and a scarf. Was it all necessary? Heck no, but it's what he wanted to do.

Isaak lasted 10 minutes. I don't know how much he really did. My guess is, not a lot. He said, "My hats kept falling off!" Mica took over.

It started to get really cold in our house around 11 AM.

Thankfully around lunch time everything came back on. 

We played games the rest of the day. Monopoly isn't my favorite game. It takes so long to play. Everyone else likes it. I happened to win. Isaak wasn't happy about that. I ended up owning most of the green and blue sections. :)

I played Rummikub with Isaak, and helped him to win. That's one of my favorite games! I also love Scrabble, but I'm horrible at it. What board games do you like?

BTW we didn't even end up getting that much snow. A lot of hype for not much snow. Two hours away they got pounded though. 

With the ice, snow, white out, thunder, lightening, and wind the boys ended up getting 2 days off of school. I really felt like the 2nd day was a waist, but it is what it is. 

What do you like to do on snow days? Remember we didn't have any power. Movies were pretty much out. 


Ai Sakura said...

When I lived overseas with winter, I liked to snuggle in bed and read a book too :) but guess that's hard to do now with 2 active children!

My fave boardgame is cluedo actually... haven't played that in years. I should introduce it to Lil Pumpkin.

Hope this weekend is warmer for you!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

An Apel a Day said...

Ai, I had to look up what Cluedo is. Here it's just called Clue. I wonder why it has two different names? I must look into this.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We got tired of our power always going out in the dead of winter or the scorching summer so we broke down and bought a generator. Snow days are a thing of the past here lol.

mail4rosey said...

I like Aggravation. I guess because I played w/my gram when I was a kid. None of my kids ever really liked it though. 3 of the 4 love Chess (the youngest has only played once). I like Monopoly. :)

~ Noelle said...

Broxton loves when we play monopoly, but it is SO LONG.............
We like connect four. We have the original and the launchers version :)

Harry Flashman said...

You folks need a backup heat sources, Alissa. They make propane space heaters that run off those little green metal canisters of camp stove propane. Or you could get a non vented kerosene heater, but kerosene is very expensive.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

cards...lots of rounds of card games. Bo et Obi just discover the joy of playing it and they keep doing it all the time :)

Masshole Mommy said...

When we have no power, we play games. Either that or the kids read.


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