This weekend has been filled with lots of fun activities for the little Farrs in the family!!
It all started on Friday when Brenden had "Hibernation Day" at school. The kids were supposed to wear their pajamas to school and they ate pancakes for a special snack. They also took a teddy bear in a box to put into hibernation for the rest of winter. Brenden was VERY excited about this special day at school!! He could not wait to get "dressed" in his pajamas on Friday morning and he wouldn't put down his teddy bear all morning for fear he would forget it when it was time to walk out the door. Last year he went in his Hugh Hefner PJ's but this year he decided to go a little more low key in his sporty pajamas! :) He had a great day and loved this special time at school!
(Pajamas are on and he's ready to go)
("Cheesing" for Mommy)
(Brenden with his teddy bear)
Finally, the rest of our weekend has been filled with lots of cold wintry fun! Brenden was super excited to see the snow start on Friday night, but not as excited as he was on Saturday when he looked outside and saw all that accumulated.
We thought that he would be very eager to go outside and play in the snow but he was very reserved at first. He just said "not yet" when we would ask him if he wanted to go out. About half way through the morning we asked him again if he wanted to go outside and he just looked out the door and said "Not now, I have to wait for that (the snow falling) to stop." We're not quite sure why he thought he had to wait, but we didn't argue with him. Finally, about 30 minutes later he looked at us while playing and said "Okay, I'm ready to go outside!" :) We don't really know what changed his mind, but we were eager to get him dressed and send him out to enjoy! He had a blast playing on the deck by himself for awhile and then he wanted to venture out to the front and side yards so Mommy decided to join in on the fun!
After making snow angels, trying to build a snowman, making tracks in the snow, and having a snowball fight we decided to head inside to warm up for a bit. Brenden didn't object too much since he had face-planted during the snowball fight and got the snow all in his mouth and nose! ;) After lunch, some indoor play time, and some rest Brenden was eager to get back outside and this time the whole family joined him for the fun. All four of us bundled up and headed out.
Brenden was just as eager to get as cold and wet as he was earlier that morning! He was digging, throwing "snowballs", making snow angels with Daddy, and enjoying every second of his experience. Bryleigh on the other hand was not as sure of the cold and snow! She didn't trust her feet and was VERY fearful of falling. (Which was ironic because she never did.) She mostly just stood still watching the 3 of us but after awhile she warmed up to the idea some and walked around the yard behind her "Bubba".
It didn't last very long though and then she was ready for Daddy and Mommy to hold on to her and help her stay warm and of course we didn't mind that ONE bit! ;)
We have had a house of coughing, runny noses, and fevers this weekend...which has been NO fun at all! However, this snowy weather was just the perfect "medicine" for our souls! It brought smiles to our faces and encouraged us to get outside and get some fresh air. PLUS...it gave Mommy and Daddy lots of quality time with these two cuties which was the biggest blessing of all!