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.
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.
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?