Thursday, February 21, 2008

An Icy Day

As you may have read on Nicole or Alison's blogs, we had an ice/snow/winter storm today. Luckily we didn't have any plans anyway. We were already planning on having a lazy at-home day. Kevin headed into work around 8, but called at 9 to say he was his way home because he wasn't even halfway to work. Yea! We tried to leave him alone so he could get some work done. It was not an easy task for me - the girls wanted daddy's constant attention.

The girls used do-a-dot markers for a long time. Lucy took a morning nap because she didn't sleep well last night.

While Lucy napped, Norah wanted to "have school" (just a quick note, I am going to homeschool Norah for a couple of years - more to come on this in a new blog). Norah has been learning some Bible verses (we are using a book, My ABC Bible verses - totally age appropriate - love it!). She has memorized A-F, so we worked on those today. She also has been wanting to learn to write her letters, so I have been teaching her (capitol and lowercase) along with the verses she is learning. So today she practiced writing A-F. We wrote letters (as in snail mail) & Norah drew pictures to the 2 girls that we sponsor through Compassion International.

After lunch, Lucy went down for another nap and Norah and I made chocolate chip banana bread. Norah is a great little helper - complete with an apron and all. Then Norah went down for her nap.

While the girls napped, I ran on the treadmill and did one of my strength training workouts that I got from my trainer, Melissa. I have had a hard time getting up in the morning to get to the gym - thankfully I have 2 workouts that I can do just as easily at home.

Once the girls got up from naps, we basically just played until dinner and played after dinner until bed. I didn't get a lot done - but I am really trying not to obsess over housework and really enjoy my girls instead. They are only going to be little for a short time and I want to cherish my time with them - isn't that part of the reason that I am at home with them?

Sorry for the semi-boring details - but I know the grandmas like to read about our day!!


Melissa (aka Kitty) said...

Trainer!!! What? You're way ahead of me there. I have a snap fitness card and I made it one month faithfully. I do have an excuse though: without a nanny there's no way i can make it to the gym.
Kudos to you.