Thursday, October 26, 2006

Great Day!

Today has been a great day! Yesterday we met some fellow unschoolers; Connie and her daughter, Hannah. We spent the afternoon at their house and were so inspired. Just a great kid-friendly, fun, creative house with fun, creative people living in it, which is exactly what I needed to get my head out of the sand. They have a swing, trapeze, and climbing rope right in the middle of the living room! So guess what we are building this week? You got it! A swing, trapeze, and climbing rope!

We woke up this morning to a little bit of snow on the ground. Winter is officially here! I was surprised at how well I handled it. It actually felt very refreshing. It always makes the air smell and feel really clean. Connie and Hannah came over to our house this afternoon and the girls had a blast. Lots and lots of noise filled our home today!! Tonight we had our puppy class and then we came home and had a snowball fight. All that running and cold air burns the lungs I tell ya but it was fun!! We came in and made homemade hot chocolate and now the kids are watching Smallville (one of their favs).

We ordered, and received, some woodworking books and are going to get started on some projects tomorrow. We also have a sewing project book on the way so we will have plenty to do over the next couple of weeks. Martin almost has Kevin's room and craft area done; we just have to get it mud and taped. It will be so nice to have a craft area that we can leave messes out in. We have lots of projects in mind but all our project stuff is still in boxes waiting for that area to get completed. My sister, Ren, just unpacked their last boxes, after one year of living in Jonesborough so I shouldn't feel so bad :) .

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I left you a comment this morning but I don't see it?

Just wanted to add that I added you to my favorite links on my Heather's Moving Castle blog. :~)

~HB

Heather said...

The comment I left earlier said I think it would be cool if all homes in really cold or hot climates had indoor play areas! My dream house has an indoor pool complete with waterslide. lol.

Have fun with your craft room once it's done!! At least you're making real crafts and not just paper junk that is cluttery. You can sell yours on ebay maybe? Our crafts end up on the floor an chewed by our dog. lol.

kelli said...

***We woke up this morning to a little bit of snow on the ground. Winter is officially here! I was surprised at how well I handled it. It actually felt very refreshing. It always makes the air smell and feel really clean.***

Yeah, :) I had the exact feelings the other morning.

I thought~~ this is so beautiful, cold, white, glittery and such a fresh smell. This is why I love the snow and why it makes it ok to live in this area of the country. :-D

(although I'm only in MN *g* not quite as far north as you)

Snavleys said...

<<<(although I'm only in MN *g* not quite as far north as you) >>>

I'm guessing our weather, in this area, is similar to yours. 10-40 degrees average temperatures, although it will go down to 0 for a few weeks in December/January. Depends on the year how much snow we get. The first year we were here, in Wasilla, we only got snow for two weeks in December and the rest of the winter was brown and ugly. Yesterday it snowed and rained which made for icy roads.

Ren said...

"My sister, Ren, just unpacked their last boxes, after one year of living in Jonesborough so I shouldn't feel so bad :) ."

Yeah, and I just took all the bubble wrap and newspaper left on the floor out to the garbage (or recycling) tonight!!
I thought I was doing pretty good to get everything unpacked within a year. dang.
I do have two boxes of books, but they're open and we have been through the whole thing so I'm not counting those as still packed.:)