Hello from snowy Kentucky! Today, is snow day #2 in a row, and with no school on Monday, we had a very short week of school.
After a hectic first week of break, it was nice to finally have time to do things that we normally don’t have time to do. Also, we had extra family time which is great too.
We saw the new Spider-Man movie, went for a hike at Red River Gorge, and went to Cincinnati for the Chiefs vs. Bengals game.
Our favorite moment from this week was the snow day yesterday! They were forecasting snow, and I thought we may have an early release, but as the time got closer, the forecast for snow was earlier, so we had no school.
We woke up to no snow, flurries around 10:00, and then inches (and inches!) of snow by noon.
The kids played outside quite a bit, and they went sledding too.
The forecast was for 4-8 inches, but kept getting bumped up. Yesterday afternoon, I measured 6 inches of snow and then the official total was over 9 inches by evening.
I’m always thankful that a snow day means not having to go anywhere. There were hundreds of people stranded for hours and hours on 64 and 75 due to collisions yesterday. Travis came home around 1:00, and even the main roads were backed up.
We celebrated the kids great report cards for 2nd quarter (and Hayden making the basketball team) with the You are Special red plate at dinner this week.
My favorite picture this week is from Sunday at the Chiefs game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs lost, but it was a good game, and we had fun.
I’ve been able to meal plan and meal prep this week. We’ve had some great meals.
This week we’ve eaten:
- Chaz’s Chicken Noodle Soup
- Honey Garlic Pork Chops
- Burger Bowls (I’m saving this for the weekend, but can’t wait to try it)
- Giada’s Pasta with Pesto and Green Beans
Giada’s pasta was delish:
Another favorite food this week was our traditional snow day pancakes. I make these snowman pancakes every year on the first snow day!
I ordered these snow pants in just the knick of time. Hadley’s still fit, but Hayden’s didn’t. My kids usually get a couple years out of these, and I just buy the next size up as they grow. I ordered teal for Hadley and navy for Hayden.
Speaking of staying warm. I’m loving my new puffer coat from Walmart. I have a heavy winter coat, and this quilted one is a little lighter. I ordered it in dusky green which appears to be out of stock at the moment.
Favorite Kid Quote:
No specific funny quote, but the kids have been practicing presenting their science projects. They worked hard on them, and they have to share them with their classmates next week!
Usually I share a “Mom Meme,” but these two “flashback” ones made me laugh.
I remember calling my mom at her school, speaking with the receptionist who would have to page my mom for the phone call. Then, I would have to wait for my mom to walk up to the front office to talk on the phone. As the years went on, she’d eventually have a phone in her room, and the secretary would connect me, but still more effort than texting nowadays.
This one is timely…this is the first school year the kids could know about school closing before bed. There have been years I knew school had been called off, and I would just send them to bed anyway. Wednesday night, they got the texts too saying “no school.”
Bonus Fave: Flashback Friday:
In honor of all the snow, here’s a flashback to January 2014…the froggy hats slay me!
Here are my posts from last week and this week:
Not Just A Mom:
Monday is the first NJAM link up with these ladies:
Our topic is favorite bloggers. We’d love to have you join us…either by linking up or reading our posts 🙂
I hope you have a great weekend. I guess we got a surprise four day weekend, and I’m looking forward to enjoying it.
Thanks so much for reading! See you back here on Monday!