Elisabeth, Charles and Annabelle all auditioned for our schools musical, Aladdin. At the last minute, Charles was about to pull out (he gets a bit nervous, but I think experience and practice will help with that a little), but I bribed him with dinner-out and it worked :). They all think they did alright. I snapped this picture of Charles doing his audition, through the window.
The girls enjoy getting bundled up in their hats, scarves and gloves. They helped me shovel our driveway one afternoon.
Elisabeth has outgrown her old snowsuit (it's a size 6 and she's 10; but she still used it this week before we got her a new one), so I picked up another at Target. I got size 10-12, partly because of the way the sizes jump, it goes from 6 to 8 to 10-12, and I didn't want to get her 8 because she'd probably out grow it in a year. So we bought the 10-12 which is way too long, but we've just been rolling them under and they seem to work fine. Now she's set for another few years!
When it's snowing outside, or just plain freezing cold, I don't like to go out anywhere. I like to be inside my home cleaning, cooking warm foods, or sitting on the couch with a blanket and a book...and usually in sweats or comfy jeans :). And so I did that a lot this week. The girls and I made 4 loaves of 100% whole wheat bread, plus and additional loaf that we turned into a cinnamon swirl bread. You can find the recipe for that bread here.