Sunday, April 21, 2013

Another Weekly Recap

It looks like it is about time for another one of my infamous weekly updates.  While I always have great intentions of posting more frequently about our lives, the living of them seems to take precedence over the documentation of them.

Basically, we're all still desperately awaiting the arrival of Spring:

Our attempts at running through the house in bare feet and sun glasses are not working.  This Thursday morning as Zach, Olivia, and I returned home from swim lessons at the Y, the first snowflakes began to fall. 

What was supposed to be 2-4 inches of snow turned into about 8-10 inches when it was all said and done.  Even the ducks were wandering the street, aimlessly searching for any sign of spring.

By Friday morning, our backyard looked a little something like this:

A snow day was called in the school district we live in, resulting in the cancellation of Olivia's ECFE class and Zach's preschool.  Allie's school called a severe weather day and after the nasty road conditions we experienced the previous evening (resulting in an almost 2.5 hour siege for Ben to pick Allie up at school), we opted to keep her home. 

Needless to say, we've been spending lots of time indoors.  We've read lots and LOTS of books.....

We've also played board games, card games, watched far too much TV, and  baked WAY too many chocolate goodies.  It seems my initial reaction to snow in the forecast in the middle of April is to whip up a batch of brownies or cupcakes.  Our waistlines desperately need to see the arrival of spring!

It looks like snow is in the forecast again for tomorrow evening, but I did see a 70-degree toward the end of the 10-day forecast.  Heck, at this point, we would be elated with 50-degrees and a little sun!

Other highlights of this past week include a visit to Ben at work with Zach and Olivia, celebrating my mom's birthday with lunch at Panera and a trip to the mall, attending my very first Zumba class at the Y (it was a blast and I'm going back tomorrow), and date night with Ben to Paza Luna in St. Paul (thanks mom and dad for watching the kids).  All in all, a busy, but another great week! 

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