Tuesday, January 15, 2008


First of all everyone slept in .... ah bliss! 8:00 feels so decadent these days!!!

Nature Girl played in her room with Pollys until she was ready for breakfast.

Wild Thing and I cuddled until he was ready to get dressed. Nature Girl helped him.
We had a snow day breakfast - toast with almond butter and blueberry jam, mincemeat pie...and olives. Hmmm, my kids have strange palates what can I say?

The Sprout woke up in a fine mood.

Wild Thing and I played with the recorders.

We moved bookcases around in the Family room.

Nature Girl read to Wild Thing - Mouse Paint - http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Mouse-Paint-Ellen-Stoll-Walsh/9780152001186-item.html

I read to everyone. The Mare's Egg - http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/The-Mares-Egg-Spray-Fave-Atwood/9780920656075-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527mare%2527s+Egg%2527&sterm=mare's+Egg+-+Books

I did laundry while Sprout napped and they played pirates. They drew monsters too.

When Sprout woke up Nature Girl changed his diaper and got him dressed with just a little help from me.

We played yoga games - http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Yoga-Pretzels-Fun-Yoga-Activities-Barefoot-Books-Inc/9781905236046-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527yoga+Kids%2527

We had sloppy joes for lunch.

They played fishermen. They bounced on the bed downstairs "On your bums only and watch those elbows!"

When Sprout went down for an afternoon nap we went out to play in the snow. I shovelled the driveway until my asthma made me stop, Nature Girl did the walkway and the steps. Snow angels fill the front yard.

I got out fish for dinner.

We all sat around eating mandarin oranges and chatting. Apparently, pirates always listen to their mummies, and they like eating carrots, broccoli - if it is cooked, and chocolate Santa figures. I never knew!

Papa Pan got home and made us his special fish fry (yummmmm!!!!) while I worked out the issue of where to keep the television in the Family room. We've agreed we watch it SO little that we might as well put it in the closet and plug it in when we want to watch something. Which of course will mean we watch even less - always a good thing.

We ate, did more spelling homework, and Nature Girl read The Mole Sisters and the piece of Moss http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Mole-Sisters-and-Piece-Moss-Roslyn-Schwartz/9781550375831-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527mole+Sisters%2527

Bedtime for Wild Thing and Sprout, I read Sun Bread http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Sun-Bread-Elisa-Kleven/9780142400739-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527sun+bread%2527 to Wild Thing. Some Club Penguin time for Nature Girl, then her bedtime. We read Sky Tree - http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Sky-Tree-Thomas-Locker/9780064437509-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527sky+tree%2527.

I nursed a lot, changed diapers a lot, tidied a lot, checked email occasionally, joined a Facebook group - The Story of Stuff, and signed a "Save Scrabulous" petition.

I also joined a new site/service - http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/intro.html. Pickuppal.com - no it isn't a dating site! It is a networking site for drivers with space to spare, passengers and stuff in need of a ride. Check it out, and reduce your carbon footprint!!!

It was a really easygoing day for me - Nature Girl entertained the Wild Thing, and Papa Pan made us dinner!


Eric Dewhirst said...

Hey there Mud Mamma!

No Snow day here in Ottawa - but we could all use one.

Thanks for joining PickupPal.com - and thanks for the mention on your blog.

All the best - Eric

riversprite said...

Sounds like a lovely day!