Sweet Surprise

With the crazy weather this year, we were not sure if we would get enough sap from our trees to boil down for this year’s syrup.  However, a friend offered us what he did not need. We were able to make enough syrup from our trees and, with what he shared, we had enough to make a little maple sugar also!

Snow Day

Every year, we go sledding. We were wondering if we would have the chance this year since we have received very little snow since Christmas and we have had some very warm weeks.

Today, when we woke up to a few inches of snow, the kids ran to shovel neighbors’s driveways and then we left to enjoy the sledding hills. We were thankful there was not enough snow to cancel nearby schools but enough that sledding would be fun.

We all enjoyed ourselves very much and spent over two hours playing outside. Since Megan did not mind the snow in her face for the first time and it seemed to make her laugh even louder, the kids tried new ways sledding down the hill. They raced each other and tried to get everyone to sled together as a group.

I enjoyed watching the kids interact with each other.  They all wanted to play together and even though they split up sometimes and played alone, they seemed to have more fun being together. I am so thankful that even though the kids are different ages and all have different personalities, they are all best friends!

Bubble Weather

img_8861-bubblefav_phatchIt has been very cold out, but we have been enjoying going out and playing with bubbles.  Yesterday we were out for hours, experimenting as the day warmed up slightly.  We also used different bubble solutions and different ways to blow bubbles. It was a fun science experiment!

We even had fun destroying the frozen bubbles.

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