Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Snow? It kept comin'......

The snow kept falling and falling and falling....  my hopes of having school back in session the next day were crushed....  But, we decided to make the best of it and sent the boys out to make a snowman.
 The snowman didn't quite happen - the snow was hard to pack and harder to roll...  but Brian and Ethan persevered and we all brainstormed....
 And thus, the snow became Jabba the Hut.  Which Lucas kept calling Jabba the Beast.
 As Brian's creative outlet was fulfilled, I moved on to find mine....  And so we had snowmen for dinner (biscuits with pepperoni, and grilled cheese snowflakes)....
 Some have asked me what I do with the waste - well, here's what my dinner looked like :)
 By Thursday we were all going a little stir-crazy - even even-keeled Brian....
 The boys entertained us with concerts - and we actually got a lot of cleaning out and sorting done - miraculously!
 I started to lose it in the afternoon, as I realized I was probably missing Friday of work as well....  I tried to relax by making another fun, snow-themed snack... (tortillas folded up and cut into snowflakes - like you do with paper, butter, cinnamon and sugar.)
 It wasn't enough.  I was really starting to lose it and insisted we all dress up for dinner (we were all still in pajamas) and make fondue...   The boys turned the dining/living room into a restaurant and after dinner we had dancing!  I was amazed at how much Brian and I remembered from our Swing Dance lessons - fun!
 Friday (Day 3 of isolation), we were just all cranky and lazy.  We watched movies, read books, and played games.  We were all ready to get out, but by the time we could get out (as it had finally washed away), we were too lazy to go anywhere.  That would have meant getting out of jammies, and that was a big no....
Saturday was game #2.  They were much more basketball-like this time.  I was amazed at how much they improved in a week.  There were a few really great moments - my favorite involving the coach picking one of the players up and carrying him down court when he wouldn't go.  He also helped Ethan so he could get into a good shooting point - building confidence....
 After the game, we headed to Bremerton Bar and Grill to have lunch with my parents...  Lucas enjoyed bossing everyone around.
 Ethan was looking stellar in his uniform, but was so tired he barely made a peep - a nice change to our usual restaurant-ing out.....
 There was plenty of yummy food and tic-tac-toe-ing for us all and then we were home for naps....
 And then this morning?!  At the wee hours?!  I became an Auntie 5 times over....  Cooper Piazzese was born at 5:24 a.m..  6 lbs, 5 oz., 19 inches.  We got the call that Angie was in labor at 3:45 and Brian was in the car by 4.
He didn't make it there by the birth, but he did get to be there for those first few hours of Cooper's life - pretty darn cool!  He then took big brother Cole back to his house to play and get spoiled rotten.  How exciting!!!  I wish we all could have gone, but since we were planning on getting out there next weekend, I'd been scheduled to teach Sunday School and had a lot of school work to accomplish.  Luckily we've gotten lots of cute pictures!
What a crazy week/weekend it's been!  Tomorrow it's back to reality, and all the stresses that missing three days last week bring....  Breathe, breathe, breathe, and look at that cute little monkey.  It'll all work out....

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