Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bean Angels

In lieu of a written post, I present to you a video.

 Bean Angels

Wait for the end, it's worth it.

Aren't you glad you aren't at my house right now?

(2 weeks later...)

In response to several emails regarding the bean event at the house, I feel I must explain:  The weather here in CT has been less than ideal, rain, snow, mud at the park, and just plain cold temperatures.  With little ones cooped up, I had to be creative.

What could they do and not get hurt?  What could they play with and still have a bit of educational impact?  What would let them be physical and get off my back???

Yes, I thought, beans.  They could sort them, count them, place then in size order, pour them, dump them, and manipulate them - sounds good right?

Well, as you saw in the video, things got a bit out of hand.  I didn't stop it because I knew I would have a lot to clean up, so why not just play it out? They were safe, and they were having fun.

I would like to add that I am still finding beans in corners, and under couches...  fun times!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Winter Storm Nemo - 2013

So... we got back-slapped with Winter Storm Nemo.

When I say "back-slapped" I suppose I could have said whipped, inundated, slammed, smacked or any other forceful descriptor.

Three feet.  We got 3' of snow in less than 24 hours.

The roads are closed.  Even if we could get our cars out, there is a total driving ban on all streets in the entire state.  The best thing I can say about this is that we didn't lose power.

Also, the shear beauty of the untouched clean, white, snow that blanketed everything was enough to put a content smile in anyone's soul.

 At least until they have to start shoveling.

Here are some photos from the early morning, then a couple once the sun came out so we could shovel a bit more:

Then, I started to shovel out:
And the kids were able to play in the tight, shovel width path,
and in the street for the first time.  There was nowhere to go, I wasn't worried...for them.

Perhaps I wasn't as prepared as I should have been on the glove/mitten front.  Perhaps next year I'll learn how to knit.

Don't you wish you were here?