Snow Days

Over the last two weeks it seems the world is out to get us. We’ve been buried under more than 30 inches of snow. 20 of those inches we got in one storm.

So much snow it was hard to move in. Poor kiddo fell a lot! But she had a blast.

I’m usually not one to complain about snow and winter but it’s kind of ridiculous to get so much at once. I love New England, really I do. Of course if someone gave us the chance to move to say… Aruba or somewhere else tropical right now, I’d totally jump at it.

Oh and … it’s snowing again today.

What makes matters worse, beyond our being snowed in, is this same kiddo that was happily playing in the snow is now sick. She has a pretty spectacular case of viral pink eye. It’s not nearly as scary today as it was two days ago. Thankfully she’s getting better bit by bit even if other cold like symptoms that go along with this are lingering.

Growing up my Gramma use to give us presents when we were sick. She called them a happy sick. They don’t have to be expensive or anything crazy, just something to cheer up the sick kiddo. I happened upon a kids play tent on clearance at Target the other day and couldn’t resist. It’s a perfect ‘happy sick’. Seriously – $20 and it’s made pretty well!

They played and laughed and totally enjoyed the tent… even being sick. We’ve all enjoyed it, including the cats.

Yesterday we had a cute little visitor chirping away right outside of our living room window which brightened up our morning and had both girls squeeling with joy.

Due to the snow and sickness plaguing us lately I don’t have a new recipe to share today but still wanted to share some of what we’ve been up to and pictures to go along with it. I hope you don’t mind. Shooting for some new recipes next week! Stay tuned. And as always, if you have any requests, questions or just want to say hi – feel free to contact me via email, twitter or facebook . Have a great weekend!

Have you had any fun snow days lately? Do you have any traditions for when a kiddo is sick?

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6 Responses to “Snow Days”

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    natalie (the sweets life) — January 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    cute pics! I hope your little one is feeling better!

    In St. Louis we got a LOT of snow yesterday and I got to work from home…so it was kind of like a snow day :)

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      Rachel — January 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks – she’s definitely on the mend :) Too bad you had to work on your snow day!

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    Lyndsey — January 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    What a nice post. Yours girls are adorable. What a deal you got on the play tent, my daughter would of loved that at that age. Don’t you love Target’s clearance? Last Christmas was the first time in her 15 years that she saw snow. We went to Michigan to visit family. She got to sled, ice skate and make a snow angel! We don’t get snow days,(Florida the only state without any snow) but once in awhile we might get a hurricane day. :D

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      Rachel — January 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

      Sometimes their clearance prices are a joke, especially when it’s the kids clothes… 50 cents off… really?! lol But yeah this one was a good enough deal for me to jump at and it’s definitely working out for us. I can’t even imagine never seeing snow! That must have been so much fun for your family to play in the snow – extra special since it was Christmas!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — January 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Love the picture of the girls in the tent! Hope your daughter is feeling all better soon!

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    Ann — January 23, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I love this tent. We must live near each other. I am also buried in feet of snow. And, I’m a Red Sox fan!

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