Friday, January 25, 2013

A Wintry Friday

The area where we live tends not to get a lot of snow or wintry mix, so schools around here tend to over react at the slightest suggestion of snow or ice. Needless to say, Benjamin was thrilled to get out of school by ten o clock.  Cava was thrilled that his big brother was home.  And both were thrilled when I started to make a chocolate cake.

Knowing that all of us would go stir crazy since we couldn't go outside to play, I decided to be creative and bring the outdoors indoors, so to speak, by putting up our small pup tent in the living room.  Both boys were over the moon and promptly had their sleeping bags, pillows, and lantern inside it (along with themselves).

Of course, it's not enough to just do indoor camping, so I instantly realized that if we were going to do indoor camping right then we would most definitely have to have an indoor picnic. Benjamin put down some of our beach blankets on the living room floor and we enjoyed our plates of bologna sandwiches, a cheese stick for Cava, a pickle for Benjamin, grapes, and juice boxes.

Lunch was followed by chocolate cake, which Cava gave a big thumbs up to.

After we played a few board games (Yes, Candyland was among them.  I've now played this game so much I'm considering taking up residence there) and then a rousing game of hide n' go seek.

Wanting to watch a movie, Cava chose "Beauty and the Beast."  He got highly upset when Gaston hurt Beast. Something I'm learning is that Cava gets very emotional about what he watches (which means I am very selective about what he sees). Whenever he watches "Dora the Explorer," he gets very angry whenever Swiper actually swipes something. I calm him down by rubbing his back and telling him, "It'll be okay. Everything will turn out all right. You'll see." He is delighted and very exuberant when every one did live happily ever after.

Needless to say, I am polling high in the Papa polls today.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Sounds like an amazing day!!! I like 45 minutes from Charlotte and all the schools were closed with the whole "winter storm" panic too.