I had a crazy week this week.
First off on Monday three of my families were going to be gone for the day because of President’s Day. I ended up taking the day off and thought I would get lot done…I didn’t. I did enjoy the day and I did get a few things done but lots? Nope. That’s okay. I had fun and that’s important too.
The weather here had been fascinating. Honest. Completely fascinating. When in February in Iowa do parents let their kids outside with short sleeves and no coat at all?? NEVER. Well that’s what we did most of the beginning of the week. The weather was amazing. Which is what is going to make this snow storm/blizzard we are experiencing now so much worse. We got teased into believing spring was around the corner.
Here’s Carver outside with no coat in February.
Just before we were going to take him in I thought I better snap a picture quick and mark the weather history.
Today…it’s more like this…We’re expecting LOTS of snow….high winds. We are just on the edge of the blizzard area…
…but got only two inches of snow and then rain. There was freezing rain so school was cancelled.
From summer to winter all in a day or two…that’s Iowa for you!
Neighbor Girl has been coming every day before and after school now….usually one day on the weekend too. We’re still hanging out and having fun. She ends up eating here often as Mom works late a couple days a week.
Here I was teaching her how to make baking powder biscuits from scratch.
More and more she’s one of us and we are totally fine with that.
She wanted tacos one night so we made homemade tortillas.
This is the first one she rolled. Not bad at all for a first try to make a circle! Hubby told me she was better at it than I was at first. That’s true. My first attempts looked more like the shape of Florida.
With the summery days at the beginning of the week we asked her about a bike…her’s needed repair. Hubby gave it a try but the tire is an odd size and her seat is ruined.
We talked with mom and then together we opted to put some money together and help her get a new one. The new one is fun bright fuchsia color with lime green. She’s in love. We can’t wait for warm weather to be back so she can get out and ride.
On a side note, if anyone know tricks on how to get kids to memorize their multiplication facts faster, please send them my way.
Connie and her son Dan came for a quick stop on Wednesday. It was great and sad all at the same time. They had a schedule to keep and wanted to get back before it got really late. Connie had found the pedal fire truck on a for sale site and picked it up for Hubby..and she delivered it…WOW.
He loves all things fire truck toy related so he was really happy to see this for sure.
I was able to give Connie a couple boxes of men’s shirts that I’ve been collecting for her…what a great relief to have that to it’s new home!
It was a busy week….busy…but good.