Our First Snow of 2012!

At least for those of us in New Jersey. ๐Ÿ™‚ We woke up to snow Saturday morning… Not tons, but enough. More than enough for me! I’m not a huge fan of snow. It’s wet, It’s messy. It’s a horror to drive in.

BUT, I have to admit, seeing Andrew’s excitement over the snow is fun. From the moment he got up he was singing, “It’s snowing, it’s snowing. We have snow!” And the snowball fight we had was fun. And watching him make snow angels. Of course, the best part was the cuddling together on the couch as he drank hot chocolate and I drank tea !

Here’s a bunch of pictures of our snowy backyard:

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You can see the icy rain and snow coming down very well in this picture

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Can you see the animal footprints?

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You can see the snow/sleet well in this picture, too.

Still, give me the heat of summer anytime!

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

A Spot of Tea with Saint Clare

Yesterday was the St Clare’s feast day – the foundress of the Poor Clare Nuns. And, since Andrew has been asking for another tea party, I decided to combine the two!

First, Andrew “invited” some of his stuffed animals (!), and we set the table with our table cloth and china. Then we made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that we cut into shapes. While eating lunch I read about the life of Saint Clare and talked about it for a bit.

St. Clares Teatime

St Clare Andrew

After lunch, we ate homemade sugar cookies and I read to Andrew from two of his favorite books: “Guess How Much I Love You” and “Children’s Book of Virtue.”

Sugar Cookies

Andrew and Sugar cookies

Teatime books

He loves the stories in the “Children’s Book of Virtues! If you are familiar with the book, his favorite story is ‘Saint George and the Dragon’; which is so typical of a boy! lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

Indoor Tea Party Picnic!

So, yesterday morning my sweet little boy asked me if he could have a pajama day. We had no plans to go anywhere, so how could I refuse?! ๐Ÿ™‚ As he was playing, I decided to give him a little surprise and put together a little tea party for lunch!

All I did was throw a blanket on the floor, put the lunch down on it and told Andrew to grab a couple of books. We cuddled on the floor, read, ate and just spent a wonderful hour or so together.

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Of course, no tea party is complete without cookies! I happen to have some girl scout cookies on hand, so that’s what I served. (FYI, we don’t buy girl scout cookies anymore due to their support of abortion.)

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tea cookies

The tea party was such a little thing, and yet it made Andrew so happy! It just proves that you don’t need tons of money or do “great things” to make memories. ๐Ÿ™‚