Today we celebrated like we always do with a parade and a fun family and friend picnic!! Lots of fun and the girls had a blast all day! Melody kept saying, “This is the BEST DAY EVER!!” It was pretty funny to hear all day long! She loved Gram Gram’s options of ice cream for dessert this afternoon as we had about 10 – 15 options! I don’t think Melody has seen that much ice cream in one place in a home ..ever! We also let our Painted Lady Butterflies free today at the beginning of the picnic so that they can live out the rest of their adult life, which consists of a whole TWO weeks! I did notice some butterflies mating yesterday and the day before so hopefully they will go lay their eggs and more Painted Lady Butterflies will be born in a few weeks!!
When we came home we started watching all of the 4th of July programs on tv and the girls enjoyed the music and the fireworks! I took the girls outside after it got dark outside to light some sparklers too. (I bought them last year and forgot about them so I saved them for today!)
I also had Peter help me wash three loads of laundry and put away all of our stuff when we got home today so it was a full and joyful day all around. Peter just went up to bed because he needs to get up in about 8 1/2 hours to mow some lawns and I will be getting up to take the kids to the beach on the Farmington River for the afternoon. Because of all of our time at the beach so far this summer I have built up a pretty nice tan so far too! :) I usually just burn and that is it for me all year so I am grateful for a slow building tan this time around.
This afternoon we went to Borders and the girls had fun listening to the new story “Silverlicious” and playing games and enjoying some yummy snacks. They of course had to look around a bit at all the cute kids books too!
I think the kid are enjoying all the snow that we have been getting lately. 80.6 inches of snow ..so far this season!!
This morning I got up after receiving a text saying that school was closed. Zachary was already up and I didn’t quite know why since he is never up that early. He said he woke up to nightmares of being stabbed to death in his own bed!!! It makes me wonder if I have been letting him read too much lately! Or if it is this cold he has picked up. He has a fever and body aches and pains. Yesterday his nose wouldn’t stop running for anything but today it is fine!
Melody on the other hand has been fighting a fever for three days now. It goes up to about 103 and then with the use of Motrin or Tylenol…we ran out of Motrin so only Tylenol now..it goes back down to normal. She has been a little stuffy and congested too but not too bad. The part that worries me the most is she has no appetite at all!! It is hard enough with the little she does eat but to not eat at all worries me.
So I am asking for your prayers that everyone feels better in my home.
Peter is also sick and has been for a few days. Stuffy, congested, coughing, achy and just icky feeling. He seemed a bit better yesterday after a good night sleep so I am hoping for even better today!
The kids all had a blast playing in the snow! I have seen several different numbers for our totals here in Winsted but I measured 21″ out front when I measured so I am going with that. Others said 24″! So yes we got a LOT of snow!
Photo taken on my iPhone.
I bought these frames two years ago at the Big E and I just finally put pictures in all three!!!
Today Peter and I took the kids to his Grandmother’s house to go sledding in her yard…which is PERFECT for sledding! Even though the top of the hill didn’t have a ton of snow on it the bottom sure did! We only stayed about an hour but the kids had a great time! Kylie even fell asleep on the way home!