Sunday, January 04, 2009

icy sunday.


Ahhhh. A Sunday at home. We were going to leave and do some things, really, but when we woke up the world was covered in ice, and we decided to have a nice day at home.


It wasn't a little bit of ice either, it was quite a bit. Yes, that is my husband ice skating down the sidewalk this morning...before the sand went down. Thick ice.


The boys had a fun day. They jumped on the trampoline.


A lot.


We baked YUMMY whole wheat strawberry muffins.


We played many board games, read books, made things, snuggled, cracked geodes.


We watched the birds skid, slide, and freak out on the deck. Made more things, jumped more on the trampoline, played more, read more books, did many puzzles, and played more board games. I even finished cleaning/organizing the dining room and craft supplies. A perfect Sunday! Hope you had a nice weekend~

17 comments:

anthromama said...

We've got some ice here too, because we had a bit of thaw recently. . . . not enough for skating, just enough to fall on your tuchus if you're not careful :-)

I HATE falling (dislocating one's knees repeatedly will do that) and so it's easy for me to stay in the house for days if I don't force myself to be brave.

Hege said...

Sounds like a wonderful sunday :)
We've had lots of snow, but it's been so clod, -20C so there has been very little time playing in the frsh snow...

Have a great week!

Sarah said...

That skating photo made my day! I kept thinking that a little trampoline would be fun inside, but then realized that Hels would bonk her head on the ceiling if she used it...

Rosa said...

We stayed home all morning too. But the natives were restless and so we had to take them out to dinner. When they saw the parking lot of the restaurant, our oldest said, "Why the heck are we out walking on this?" (we pulled up right in front of the restaurant so the walking on ice was way minimal) Ahh, to be a six-year-old.

Tara said...

Fun Day for all!

Joy said...

I'm glad you guys had a great Sunday. We did too, making your birdie treats and cracking our geodes as well. :)

Stephanie said...

It does sound like a perfect Sunday!

I can't believe he had iceskates on the sidewalk! But what a marvelous way to get somewhere.

This reminds me (for some reason, probably because it's so dang cold and snowy up there) you know how in grumpy old men Walt (I think that's his name) wears one of those old-fashioned (mens) winter hats that come down, fur or fleece lined lined over the ear sections?, then strings dangle?
My neighbor across the street was wearing one yesterday while using his snow-blower.
I sooooooo wanted a picture, but I didn't dare get a picture of him - didn't want to offend him (or give him more reason to think I'm crazy)
... that was a Perfect Sunday thing for me!! :)

RunninL8 said...

AAHHHHHH HAAAAAAA!!!! A TRAMPOLINE!!!!!! PERFECT!!!!
It's been -1o+ this past week with no signs of change in the near future. Poor Lo lasts about 15 min outside and then it's back in for some coccoa. A trampoline would be great for her to get some of that energy out. Do they seem pretty safe? Have you had any problems with yours?

Dawn said...

That does sounds like a perfect day. That picture of your husband ice skating on the sidewalk made me laugh...that's a lot of ice!

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Wow! I've ice skated a a number of non-rink places, but never down the public sidewalk!

Annie said...

That picture of skating on the sidewalk is unreal!

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Jessica said...

It looks like the perfect day yesterday! It was awful icy here yesterday and today morning. I'm going to have to make some strawberry-whole wheat muffins...they look so yummy!

so NOT cool said...

That trampoline has got to be a great way for the boys to burn off some energy!

The ice has been crazy (and I think that you might have had slightly more). My sidewalk is clear, but anything beyond that, like the roads, is still treacherous.

Dawn said...

Ha! Skating down the sidewalk....I called my hubbie over to see that one!! Your day sounds wonderful~

We enjoyed ours as well...

:)

Mindful Momma said...

Cool - I don't think I've ever seen someone ice skating on the sidewalk - I grew up in Madison and thought I had seen it all!

Shana said...

Are you kidding?? That's ice-rageous! The snow is falling beautifully now... yeah for more snow forts this weekend!