Today we all woke up to this.
A winter wonderland! Absolutely breathtaking.
It has not been warmer than 26 degrees the past two days, but wow, what a sight to behold. In fact, yesterday, the high was 22. bbbrrrr
Can you see our cute little frozen ghosts hanging from the tree? ;)
We had a rough and scary night with Sam. He was struggling to breathe for about 5 hours. I gave him cold medicine, and decided that if that didn't help him, we would take him to the E.R. A few hours later, his breathing was smooth, and he slept. Once we got Mary's fever under control, she slept well too. We all slept in. I slept in until 11:00 with Mary!
It was the perfect morning for something yummy, so we all ate some "warm, fuzzy, feel good food."
We spent the next few hours just being together and taking it easy. Aside from the kids being sick, it was really nice. Ben made a great train track for Sam. Chamonix was even into it. We changed our Halloween countdown and got all excited as well.
We couldn't attend church today, but it didn't stop us from having our own church here at home. It was actually really fun! Everyone had a good time. Mary perked up a lot, and Sam got off the couch long enough to participate for a while. He is having a rough time with this terrible Flu.
Sam helping Ben make their scripture story, or, Sam playing with playdough.
Ben telling us what he made. It was a great story of the sons of Moroni.
Mary is telling us about Noah and the Ark. She is making the "rain" fall.
Ben's creation. Can you tell he loved me taking a picture of him right now. ;)
He was a good sport and Mary was really into his story. It was cute.
Mine and Mary's finished product. Can you pick out the rainbow? How about the dove, or Noah? Yeah, I know, I missed out on Playdough 101.
After "church" we packed up our coats, put on our sweaters, turned up the heater, scraped the windows and went on a drive. It was really peaceful and fun. It was also so nice to get out.
Garden of the Gods was GORGEOUS! The camera doesn't even come close to doing it justice. It was amazing.
On our way through Garden of the Gods, we saw some Bighorn Sheep on the side of the road. We pulled over and Ben got out. He got really close to them. It was so cool. We had fun watching them for quite a while. They normally do not come this low down from the mountains.
After Garden of the Gods, we drove up through Woodland Park. It was green, warmer, and as always, pretty there. We drove right up out of the fog. I took this picture on our way back into the Springs. We drove right back into the fog, it was pretty cool looking.
Now we are awaiting my new meatloaf recipe to finish cooking. I am just about to go make some killer mint brownies too. ;) The kids are snuggled on the couches watching movies, and Ben and I are relaxing. I guess it isn't so bad being stuck at home. At least not on a day like today. It was a good day.
I have some things planned for the rest of the week, while we are lying low. I had to get creative, but I think we will have a good time.(when the medicine is working and the kids are up to doing things) Sometimes, being forced to slow down can be a good thing. Hopefully it will keep us all happy and sane. Wish us luck!