It only took a 10 degree jump but my spirits were lifted today. The sign on the local Credit Union registered -10 degrees and the sun was shining. Soren even seems a little less leery of going out for nature’s call as opposed to scratching at the door, letting the wind hit his face and turning around to come back inside.
And how is “SNOW” week going so far? It’s doing its thang, giving direction to our day, inspiration to our art and creativity to an otherwise miserable home-bound housewife.
You would think I had the most stoic kid in the world, when in reality most can attest the fact that once the camera comes out, Jakob lets all life slip from his eyes…his BIG BLUE eyes.
Today we made a snowflake chain. I had a roll of paper that I folded over and over. I did most of the cutting despite Jakob’s obsession with scissors. But he was able to decorate the flakes with LOTS of glitter.
The pattern can be found here.
Like today most of our better days happen when I throw my agenda away and adopt Jakob’s, which means I didn’t get any work done, but rather made cupcakes. My boy loves to cook. Comes by it naturally, kind of like his need to get up at 6am.
I asked Jakob what he wanted to do with his cupcakes since it may just be a few too many for our little family and it was decided that he would give them to friends. Unfortunately, there were only so many cupcakes and we didn’t make it around to everybody but that, I suppose is the only downside to having so many wonderful friends. My heart smiles every time I look at my fridge packed full of new Christmas cards and family photos. We are so blessed.