Monday, February 22, 2010

Gotta LOVE the Texas Weather!

I can’t believe that it’s taken me over a week to post these pictures of our BIG snow. Last Thursday when the girls got up, it was snowing!!! The girls were so excited! That’s when I made the decision to CANCEL school for the day. That’s another good thing about home schooling----I get to play superintendent!
The girls couldn’t wait to get outside and start having fun.
Building a snowman…
Making snow angels....

And having snowball fights!
Thawing out with a nice cup of hot cocoa...

Unfortunately, that’s the last warm thing the girls had. Our electricity went out Thursday night and we “roughed it” for about 48 hours.
Backyard-Thursday night
Friday afternoon
No lights, no television, no computers, and NO HEAT! We all slept in the same bed and did a lot of snuggling for two nights. By Saturday night the girls had decided that they were heading to a hotel if our power wasn’t restored by bedtime! They were tired of being cold and ready for a warm meal. I’ve never been so glad to see an electric company truck in my entire life. They fixed the problem and we were “back in business.” I remember looking at the thermostat about ½ hour after our electricity came back on. 58 degrees never felt SO warm!  We still had snow on the ground in some areas YESTERDAY!
Amazingly, I made these pictures yesterday. With temperatures close to 70 degrees, Doodlebug played outside in summer clothes…that she obviously picked out herself. lol
Snow is in the forecast again for tomorrow!  Gotta love this Texas weather!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

When I Grow Up...

Last night was Career Night at AWANAS.  The girls were supposed to wear the appropriate attire  for their desired future career.  Desheng Darling couldn't decide whether she wanted to be a nanny who rocked babies in an orphanage or a violin teacher. Interestingly, these are both service type careers where she is helping others.  We decided that she could rock babies in any attire, but that she could wear her favorite "school girl" dress and play her violin for the class if she went as a teacher, so she decided to do this.
Doodlebug had the same assignment. It should come as no surprise that she wants to be a "princess" when she grows up!  So much for serving others. LOL
It's a good thing we've got several years to make all of this happen, and I'm sure they'll change their minds a million times.   I've read that a child's personality is mostly developed by the age of 4, so if you see a nice prince around 5 years old who is single...let me know.  We may need to start preparing him NOW for Doodlebug. LOL