Butterfly Wings

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There’s No Day Like a Snow Day! January 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,Winter — anet smith @ 10:32 pm

I picked the boys up at school yesterday on my way home from work. It had just started freezing rain. D. got home early and my sister came over to stay when she got off work. By the time we watched the news last night, it seemed we had missed the worst of it. Yes, we had some ice, but everything was moving out and we still had electricity!

Then it started snowing around 9 this morning and snowed all day! I never remember it snowing like this here when I was a kid. Maybe that’s because Mom hardly let me out when it snowed – she was afraid I’d get sick. I however, do not have that fear! Mid-morning, the boys played football outside. From there, we went on to have a great snow day out of school…

I made snow ice cream. I used a recipe from Paula Deen. In the midst of making it I realized the milk I had was evaporated, not sweetened condensed. I added sugar. Then I realized, I didn’t like the consistency, so I doubled the snow. Then of course, I had to add more sugar! One of my favorite snow ice cream memories is when M was two. We sat in the living room floor and used two spoons to eat snow ice cream out of the same bowl—for lunch!


The boys played a game with their aunt.

We cleared Aunt’s car so we could get the van out to go for a movie. The boys and J. (the dog) played.

Sorry no movie pictures, I was concentrating on getting inside! We all laughed out loud at The Tooth Fairy (and how appropriate, L lost a tooth – with a cap – today!)

M. made homemade limeades by himself to go with dinner and then cookies afterwards! I enjoyed my family so much today!


“There’s Snow Place Like the Library for a Good Book” January 23, 2010

Filed under: Display Cases,Library,Winter — anet smith @ 11:45 pm

I don’t have anything wonderful or witty to say about this, I just wanted to post the display case I did at work. I actually did it in the middle of December and my goal was to make somthing that would work for Christmas, but we wouldn’t have to change right away after break. It worked! This week we’ll be changing it because magazine sales and book fair are coming up. Have I mentioned I love my part time job?


Snow-klahoma January 3, 2010

Filed under: Winter — anet smith @ 4:02 pm

In recent posts I have oft mentioned the snow. Why you ask? It’s just not normal! After leaving Iowa several years ago and then most recently a much warmer winter climate, it’s a bit of a shock to my system. If you live in Oklahoma, you’ve probably seen this on your facebook, email, or the news. It’s our state song rewritten.

“Snow-klahoma, where the cold fronts sweepin’ down the plain; And the piles of sleet beneath your feet Follow right behind the freezing rain.

Snow-klahoma, Ev’ry night my honey lamb and I Travel home from work and hope some jerk Doesn’t wreck our car in passing by.

We know we belong to the land But it could use more salt and more sand!

And when we say Yeeow! Ayipioeeay! We’re only sayin’ you’re slick as snot, Snow-klahoma! Snow-klahoma, Oy Vey!”

See the video of LeAnne Taylor from KOTV singing “Snow-klahoma”

Our front and back yards from the original 8 inches.