We braced for a snow storm today and a blizzard tonight (no we don't live in the arctic, honest!) But the kids were home from school in preparation for the coming snow and wind today. (And probably tomorrow too.)
They played outside (Nolan's first time really "playing in the snow ... he's not too happy about it yet.)
The older boys had a ball!
We also made stuffed animals!
It originally started out as making gingerbread men ... that morphed into a monkey ... then a bear ... and a frog ...
I finally said, "ENOUGH!" "You design whatever it is you want on paper and I'll help you make it." Luckily we hadn't started anything concrete yet.
They chose their fabric.
Brayden drew a bear and Easton drew a frog (or toad I'm not sure.) They have such character!
I cut out the shape on the freezer paper, traced it onto fabric, they drew a smile that I sewed on and then they chose eyes from the button jar. This part took ... FOREVER! They did a marvelous job though (from an artsy perspective especially.) The eyes match ... shape ... not color (ha!) And after I sewed up the edges they stuffed 'em and are SO happy with them!
Here they are snuggling on the floor (sorry the photo is turned the wrong way ... oops.)
We did do some reading today and lots of hockey ... I always wondered how I'd do at home schooling. I think there would be lots of art projects! :-)
P.S. I just checked outside and there is a lot of snow and it is BEAUTIFUL! Walking up the lane in the dark with the snow falling quickly but gently, the glow of the warm lights in the house and the Christmas tree glimmering through the window ... ahhhhh ... so blessed.
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