Last week, we finally got some snow. And it was the wet heavy kind that makes for good packing. Last year we had a lot of snow, but it was never good for making snowmen and mostly too cold to even go outside. Well, it was in the high 20s on Monday, so when the kids got home from school, I figured we could go out and play.
not going to lose him in any snow piles.
trying to make a snowball
building a snowman
building snowmen together
We were outside for about half an hour, and that was certainly long enough for me. We went out again yesterday for about the same amount of time, but they did more snow angels than snowmen. And I didn’t get any pictures of those.
Ok, so our kids aren’t actually clones of us. But, sometimes it seems that way. Actually, neither of the kids look too much like me. Both are blonde haired and blue eyed. Neither got my brown hair or brown eyes. But, we’ve always said our daughter takes after me in just about every way. That was made even more clear last Thursday night at her school’s Open House. We walked into her classroom and she led us right over to her table. They had their writing notebooks and folders set out at their seats. I flipped through the notebook with drawings and little sentences.
Then, opened her folder. There was a little “book”, a title page and three pages of story. The title of this was “The Time We Went to Splash Lagoon.” Splash Lagoon is a local indoor water park. I read the three pages(1 sentence each) and looked down at her and asked, “When did we go to Splash Lagoon?” Because we have never been there before. Apparently I am raising another storyteller.
My son, on the other hand, is pretty much the spitting image of his father. Not only does he look just like early pictures of him, but he thinks and acts like him too. While my daughter and I may be creative with words and ideas, they are creative when it comes to figuring out ways to do things. If something won’t work one way, my husband can usually figure out a way to rig it up so it will work another way. And our son apparently takes after him.
We got him this tool bench from a local yard sale group on Facebook for Christmas last year. It came with a bunch of the tools as well. The little saw didn’t work though. Even when we put new batteries in it. That never seemed to bother him though. Well, last week he comes out with the drill and this saw. And holds the drill to the middle of the saw blade to make it spin around. Apparently he figured out how to make it work!
Getting the saw to work.
He also has put a whole train track together himself.This track is more complex than the ones I usually make.
He only needed help snapping the bridge on.