And that can only mean two things.
I put on my first pair of socks since last Spring.
And the kids were outside in freezing weather by 9:00am. I love the freedom homeschooling offers this way.
They love it, too.
Please excuse the giant gloves and sock mittens in this picture. The kids were in such a rush to get outside they couldn’t wait for last year’s mittens, hats, and gloves to be washed. We grabbed what we could find and headed out the door. Where they….
I do not love snow. I do not love cold weather. I do not like having to wear socks and shoes outside. I’m a flip-flops girl. Just ask anyone who knows me. But, in Illinois, it snows. That’s why we’re thinking about moving to Texas where they had summer weather on Thanksgiving.
We are thinking about moving there someday, but not because of the weather. For now, though, we are here and we’ll enjoy the snow while it lasts. We have kids, after all! We have no choice. 🙂
We shared God’s Word with about 50 children yesterday! And we got several comments on the “good candy.” But most of all we are greatful to have been able to give God’s Word to the children and families that came to our home to trick or treat.
Trick or treating in our area went from 4-8pm, and I was surprised by the amount of children who came to our home. We don’t really see a lot of kids playing outside in our neighborhood (you can’t miss our kids, they’re outside almost every day), but they were out yesterday afternoon!
Breanna and Isaac handed out most of the bags of candy and had a blast doing it. I can see this becoming a tradition that we’ll continue on for a long time. This was our first year being able to do this in our own home. We’ve previously lived in apartments, and you don’t get trick or treaters in apartment complexes. It isn’t allowed.
We were able to purchase tickets for Legoland for about 75% off from a local Radio Station in our area. Since we were able to get them so cheap and we’d never been there before, we decided to take the kids last Saturday. We learned two things. One, you can build some amazing things with legos like lifesize giraffes and tigers. And two, do not go to Legoland on a Saturday.
Here’s a peek at our fun day.
The best part, I think, was a 4-D movie that we watched. It was about 20 minutes long and sooo cooool. It was like the Lego movie characters were right in front of you, and when the wind blew in the movie, we’d also feel “wind” (aka fans blowing) or when water sprayed….we also felt water. Not quite like the movie, though. The movie character was spraying a fireman’s waterhose at us; I felt a couple drips on my forehead as a result, but I’m not complaining! 🙂