Although it was lovely getting the kids and the house back to “normal” routine after the Christmas holidays, we only had a couple of days to get used to it.
Northern Ireland has been experiencing it’s worst winter in years, and snow which normally never lasts on the ground for more than an hour or two has been here for weeks. Yesterday there was another (heavy for us) snow fall.
Much to my two younger kids delight, their school has been closed for 2 days so the heating can be fixed. My daughter and her friends want to save the note from the school informing parents of the closure – saying it is the best note EVER!
Unfortunately there big sister has to continue to attend school, and the younger two have been practicising pretending to be not TOO happy!
The two NOT going to school
And the one who IS going to school!
Here they are enjoying the snow yesterday.
George, the cat, was unimpressed by the chilly conditions, especially when he got snow on his whiskers and he held a paw delicately aloft whenever possible!
This morning my son and I made up a feast of nuts, seeds, dried fruit etc for the birds, and with George safely snoozing inside, a number of birds soon joined the party we left for them.
Taking photos was tricky with a not-so-quiet 5 year old beside me,
but here are a few we spotted.
I must say I have enjoyed this unexpected time with the younger kids at home despite having had only a few days of “normality”.
So what about you? Is your house/life/routine back to normal?
This week I am hooked on and inspired by snow angels, and bird watching in our own back garden.
What about you? What has made you smile this week?