Monday, January 5, 2009

Love this idea

Jordan from Oh Happy Day came up with another great idea. A Leisure Book! For those times when you have free time but forgot what it is that you like to do when you have free time!!!! I am unabashedly stealing this idea and, with a little modification, it will become a gift for Eric when he celebrates his birthday in March.

details here

A nice side effect of snow.....

is that I got to take some lovely photos both of the children and just the beauty that is this place I live.

Please to enjoy a sampling!

A New Year

but still the same old snow. We have been walloped here in the Pacific Northwest. It seems to have been snowing since summer! School finished early for Christmas due to snow and today was going to be the first day back. However, last night we received about 6 inches of snow in about 2 hours! This morning, the snow was still all around and school was delayed two hours. This would be okay except that the buses run on a snow route and that means much difficulty for an autistic child. To get Alexandra to school would have required getting her into the car and driving about 5 minutes to wait for a bus that may or may not have come. Then she would have been at school for less than 2 hours. I knew that after 3 weeks out of school, this kind of change would not have been a good thing for her. So I sucked it up and kept her home. What is another day between mother and daughter?!! She needs school and I need her to be in school! Another side effect was that Owen did not have preschool as the snow kept them from their work too. Can we please just get back to rain please?!!