The boys had a great time in the snow. We were all feeling well so they had the opportunity to enjoy playing outside. It looks pretty enough, but it gets old fast. I hate having to put on the layers and pulling off wet boots and having my entry floor dirty and wet. :(
|Sun! Unfortunately, clear skies mean it is colder. :(|
|The community has someone do off our driveway. They don't do it all the way, but they do it enough that we can get in and out. Sure glad I don't have to shovel the snow. Brrr!|
|Ryan at school. When I went to pick him up, he couldn't figure why I was there. He couldn't believe that it was already time to go home. He had a lot of fun playing in the snow with the other kids.|
|J and R had fun playing out in the back yard.|
Evidently, the apartments are redone and some are small studios while other people have taken over all of the apartments on a floor and made them into a large place. Heating and water conditions vary according to apartment as well. The building, as others I have seen, is really ugly on the outside. It amazes me to think of what the apartments used to be like and what a depressing place it must have been to live. I guess some of the places still are.
Ryan got to have his preschool winter performance. He has been SO excited for it. It was a nice little show. The teachers are very kind and hard working. They love and care for and about the children and it shows. The parents are great about helping to make the preschool a good place to be. They are generous with time and resources. It will be sad to have Ryan leave in the Fall when he is ready for kindergarten.
On Friday, Justin took cupcakes in to school. His birthday is over the break so he can't take in cupcakes on his actual birthday. It just so happens that his teacher has the same birthday as he does. Justin took in cupcakes and a present to celebrate HER birthday and will take in cupcakes for HIS birthday after the break. He has a great teacher and he really likes school because of her.
Now the boys are on winter break until January 7th. It might be long. They alternate between playing really nicely together and fighting like cats and dogs.
On Saturday, Rob and I went to a Christmas bazaar and then out to lunch. I bought several wooden ornaments. There wasn't much else that interested me. Lunch was fine, not great, but it was good to be out of the house without the boys. They were at home with Skyler. They lover he babysitting so much that they wanted to know if she could be their new mommy. I'm glad that they are happy when we leave them. I wish Skyler could be their mommy when they are sick or up in the middle of the night. I doubt she wants the job though, especially since the mommy job doesn't pay.
|There wasn't really anything to take a picture of at the Christmas bazaar, so I took a picture of a statue we walked by so I had a picture of something. :)|
Tonight we had the missionaries over for dinner. It was fun to have them here and they seemed to enjoy having some American food and conversation for a change. We had Christmas cookies to give to them. It was amazing that I hadn't eaten them all myself.