Saturday, January 15, 2011

The week of ice

Last weekend, Lance and I snuck off to New Orleans with some friends to attend a private showing of a Better than Ezra concert. I was such a fun trip and the concert was a blast. We were able to stay at Lance's sister's house the first night and spend some time with them and our sweet nephew, Hudson. It was being able to relax and watch the LSU game with no distractions! ;) The next day we met up with everyone else to watch the Saints game and then attend the concert at Harrah's casino. The concert probably had less than 1,000 people there so it was unique setting where everyone had great 'seats' (standing room only) and they played for a long time and seemed to have more fun than anyone else!

The next day we tried to get on the road as soon as possible because we heard the weather was getting icy back in Ruston. Well, we didn't try to hard since we made a stop at Cafe du monde before leaving!! ;)

sure enough, our power went out at our house while the sitter was there with the kids. She did a great job entertaining them until we got there and then the power came back on. Landon was excited about the possibility of snow so he was eager to get outside and play in it. Monday morning we all got out in it and had a ball knocking all the icicles off of everything. I was a little disappointed there wasn't any snow, but the kids didn't seem to mind. Here are a few pics of the kids playing in the ice:

Landon standing on his toy story "ball"

The rest of the week has been extremely cold and the ice remained on our trees all the way through Thursday. I can't stand cold weather, so I kept the kids home from school one day and we had a ball just goofing off at the house. By far, the activity of the week was a hit this time around. Landon has loved the new phone app called Angry Birds so instead of him wearing my phone out, I put together our own version of Angry Birds.

I got some little people farm animals as our 'targets' to knock out and we just built obstacles all around them. Then i let Landon decorate his marshmellows with 'angry' faces (which he loved) and he was so proud of his. Then he was step back and throw the marshmellows at the animals to knock them off. It was great! I may have had more fun than him! ;)
His "angry birds"
He kept gettting closer and closer trying to knock them down.

Hope everyone is staying warm and have a great week!!

1 comment:

Amy Mac said...

What a fun idea! We'll have to steal that one :) You're so creative!