Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow, Sleds and Friends

Whew! It's been almost 2 weeks since I wrote an entry.  Last entry I wrote that I was just recovering from a stomach virus.  Well that virus decided to make it's way to my J as well.  Poor girl had to miss a birthday party that weekend.  To add to that, Sweet pea cut 4 teeth during last week as well.  That makes for a busy busy week and a half for this mom.  So finally this past weekend we were able to actually get together with our friends.  On Friday night, I got to go to Charlottetown with 5 ladies to celebrate my friend Holly's birthday.  We headed to the mall and then out for supper.  We had a great time!

When Saturday came along, it was a beautiful day so we (and two other families) decided it would be a perfect day to go sledding.  So in the afternoon we headed to the hills in the parking lot of the car dealership that Hubby works at.  These hills were massive and steep.  Made for fast sledding and a good workout climbing back up.  I think the kids lost interest in sledding before the adults did! LOL  The kids just played in the snow while we adults took a few more turns going down the hill. After we were exhausted, we headed over to my house to start supper.  Hubby had decided to stay home and take care of Sweet pea and our friend's little 10
week old Juliette so he was able to get fried chicken in the oven. YUM!

  I had wanted to take a picture of the sledding but completely forgot to bring my camera with me.  Sooo I took a picture of what happens when 8 children strip down wet winter snow gear in my tiny little mudroom.

 The lovely Beth cooking bacon for our potato skins!
Someone's gotta hang with the baby!

 yum oven fried chicken!!

We did put Nathan to work mashing the potatoes.. The apron matches his shirt don't ya think?

 Nathan was starving.. of course he's always ready to eat!

All the munchkins!  It's amazing that we find ways to fit all of these kids in our house.  Now looking at the picture, I realize that they are saying Grace.  Which they did without us even realizing it!  Good little kiddies!

After supper the younger three decided to take some time to play some leapster.  So cute!

All in all, it was a perfect day!  I love getting together with my friends and I love their kids like my own!  I love my life!


  1. How do you like the Leapster? I love leap frog products but have never used this one.

  2. We love the leapster. My daughter got a Leapster2 a couple years ago and loved it. My older son got the regular leapster last year for christmas and didn't like it as much as his sister's. So this christmas he got a leapster2 and passed the old leapster down to his 3 year old brother. My daughter who is 8 doesn't play it as much anymore but she never was really big into video games. My 5 year old boy still plays his quite a bit but would prefer playing wii over it. My 3 year old boy will choose playing leapster over anything it seems. The other night, I gave him the choice of going to bed and playing leapster or staying up late and watching the rest of the movie we were watching and he chose leapster. I would say it's great for ages 3-8 but after that it doesn't hold their attention as much.


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