Monday, February 8, 2010

Sleeping in the Igloo

If I ever wanted to write a bucket list, making an igloo and sleeping in it would have been on it. The idea of making shelter in the wild and using it to protect yourself from harsh environments has fascinated me since I was a little kid. I asked Logan if he'd like to sleep in the igloo and he jumped at the idea. So with lots of padding and material to keep us insulted from the cold, we piled into the igloo. recorded the temperature in our zip code at 14 degrees that night. I installed a thermometer in the igloo and it stayed right around 31 degrees all night. Quite balmy compared to outside the igloo!

Snow Drive

For the first time in three days, I ventured out onto the streets to check road conditions. I drove past Logan's school and our two old neighborhoods. Still a lot of messy streets!


Snow! Again!! Thirty Two Inches!!!

My igloo from that last big storm was quite a disappointment. I fixed that this time. Reallllly fixed it this time.

Schools are closed, work is closed, and they're forecasting another 10 - 20 inches tomorrow evening. Wow.

The kids love it and aside from shoveling, I'm loving it too!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Favorite Childhood Toy

This little cash register was my favorite childhood toy (that I can remember.) When I saw one in the store a while ago I had to get it, probably more for me than for the kids. It's been around the house for a while, but today Gavin played with it for the first time. He caught on quickly! He can get make 'change' but not a 'sale' yet. That involves the much more difficult task of turning the crank! Maybe we'll work on that tomorrow.