Saturday, February 20, 2010

more revolting...

No, I don't mean that kind of "revolting," (adj. causing abhorrence or disgust).  Don't worry, I'm not trying to disgust any of you.  I'm sure I've already done that in some shape or form on this blog.

What I mean is that we've been revolting more.  
(v. to oppose or refuse to accept something)

What do we oppose, you ask?  


This terrible, loathsome, frigid, arctic-like winter, that's what.

It started out delightful.  Just a few cute little snowstorms, giving daddy a few snow-days, and the family a chance to huddle around the fireplace.

Then it took a turn for the worse.  It just didn't stop.

If you're still not sure what I mean, read this post.

Then check out how we revolted the first time.

And now, months later, we're just trying to figure out how to survive this nightmare with still a few shreds of dignity.  And some sanity - that would be nice too.

I know I'm not alone in this, so I've put together a few ways we've been trying to brighten our dreary days.

Yes, our outdoor grill is covered in a mountain of snow, but we got a Grill It!  I feel like an infomercial here, but it is super easy to use and the burgers really taste grilled.  Because they are.  But on your very own stovetop!  And you don't even have to take your burner off - it just fits right over it!  Cool huh?  Get one.

Going through old cards.

Yes, this seems too simple, doesn't it?  Well, it is and it has provided hours of entertainment for these girls.  Luckily, I've kept all their baby cards and all other cards they've ever gotten (because I'm sentimental that way, that's why) in cute little storage boxes and save them for days when they need a little sunshine.  They sort them, make up stories with them, "read" them, etc.  So easy.  So fun.

Becoming Picassos.
We brought this easel up out of the basement (where it never got any use) and put it in the kitchen for a few days.  All of a sudden it was like a brand new toy.  You don't have to have an easel - just rotating your toys can do wonders.  We keep a big tub of toys in the basement and bring it up every month or so and rotate the toys out.  It's like Christmas morning all over again.

Easy, fun, "crafty" lunches.
English muffins + pizza toppings = a yummy, edible "craft"
I'm sure many of you do this, but I had forgotten about this easy meal so it was fun to break it out again.  The girls would love to do this every day.

Tickle wars.

Yes, nothing beats a good ol' tickle war.  A sure way to let those giggles out.  Even Tate got to participate.

And lastly, cuddle time.

Tate can stay content for an amazing amount of time when his sisters cuddle him.  And yes, here they are all in his crib.  Pretty sure the crib isn't meant to hold all this weight, but hey, he's our last baby so it's not like we'll need it that much longer, right?  :)

So, this is what we've been doing.

What have you been doing to beat this nasty winter?


This Heavenly Life said...

Well, I've been cursing at winter, shivering, applying lotion...dreaming of spring.

Nothing quite so constructive as you. (I love that grilling contraption!) Then again, our snow is GONE. So maybe you should lay a good, hefty curse on yours and it'll go away?

une autre mère said...

There you go again, Sarah, rubbing salt in my wounds with the whole "no snow" thing. But hey, just tell me the curse you used and I'll give it a shot!

And hey, I see you figured out how to use italics in a comment! I was going to look that up, but then got lazy. Kudos to you for learning something new. :)

Amy Kramer said...

ahoDenial. That's how I'm coping with winter. I just pretend it's not even there.

How do you do that cool thing where you can cross out words in your blog? I want to learn how to do that. I want to be just like you, Katie.


The Sneaky Mommy said...

Cute! We want to join your revolt! We went grocery shopping and just bought a big cart full of fruits and vegetables! We're going to pretend it was a great time at the Farmer's Market! (Actually, when they're begging for tomatoes, broccoli, grapes and everything else, how can I say no?)
Our revolt probably won't be nearly as cute as yours! :)

peter marie said...

Looks like you've been having fun! That grill it looks pretty me some good kitchen gadgets!