Our latest adoption fundraiser, a cookbook, consumed our ENTIRE day today. Although very easy to put together, we waited until our deadline to start proofreading every recipe. That takes a LONG time when you have 190. It's sure to be a book full of great recipes!
Adam was in charge of the devotions for the Upward basketball games tonight. In true Adam fashion, he did a science experiment. He has red water in that jar with a mesh screen over the opening. How is the water staying in? Ask him. I don't know!
I celebrated my last birthday tonight. I've decided I will hold at 29 for the rest of my years. We celebrated with a nice date out at the dinner theater with my parents. The food and the play were both great. And it was a meal I didn't have to cook!
Tonight, Adam and I had the privelege of assisting our adoption agency in the mission of finding people to sponsor orphaned children all over the world. We volunteered at the Winter Jam concert and only had to work during the 20 minute intermission. This might become an annual event for us.
Oh, what a BEAUTIFUL day we had today! Our high was 71 degrees! So, after weeks of snow, Adam's car was covered in layers of dirty. While he was at work, my little helper and I did him a favor and washed his car. Grayson was very excited to help.
While we were washing, Grayson came over and picked up my camera with his soapy hands and gave it to me, saying, "Mama cheese". This means, "take my picture". Of course I did!
Grayson had a busy morning today. First we went to My Gym and then we went to my gym.
My Gym had a free open house today, so we took advantage to run off some energy and play with friends. Grayson loved all of the activities, many of which he had never tried before. He did a great job. I keep saying he needs to be enrolled in a tumbling class.
Every day when I take Grayson to daycare, I pass by this pond. It's very intriguing in the winter when it is frozen and covered in snow. All of the ducks form a circle in the middle and stay that way all day. The water in the middle of the circle does not appear to be frozen, but behind the ducks, everything is frozen and snow covered. I guess I could look up why this is, but I don't have the time.
We attended a large Super Bowl party with a bunch of friends from church. There were several games and prizes throughout the evening. The biggest contest was the chili contest for the men and the dessert contest for the girls.
I took these caramel chip bars that, in my opinion, are delicious. Unfortunately, they didn't win.
When you're stuck inside there's only a few things you can do to entertain yourself. Grayson is catching onto the Wii pretty quickly.
So, remember a couple weeks ago when I had to shovel the whole driveway by myself? I was glad when this snow came and Adam volunteered to go out today. And then. . . .
This guy shows up after 5 minutes after Adam started and did the whole thing for him. He was hired to do the house across the street and then volunteered to do everyone's driveways who were outside working. Seriously?! How does he get out of this so easily?
The snow drift on the side of our house. Where did the air conditioner go? Good thing we don't need that now.
The blizzard of 2011 began this morning, so we started out at Chick-fil-a. Our local stores are giving away a free breakfast item every day this month. So, before we got snowed in the house, we thought we would get our free chicken biscuits and let Grayson play.
The snow has been coming down all day and the wind has been blowing hard. We have quite a bit so far with more to come and some tall snow drifts.
This is the view of our neighbor's house from our window. The snow is not too far below their window!
Today was a big day for us. Adam was ordained as a deacon tonight in our church. This carries some big responsibilities, so it's neat to see him be so respected in our very large church at such a young age.
The other part of our day that made it so big was the training we were at all day in preparation for the adoption, but I will post about that on the other blog.
Another busy day for us. We started our morning at a jamboree with our school district's Parents As Teachers program. Grayson enjoyed most of the activities.
His least favorite was the pudding play. It just broke my little OT heart to see him not enjoy putting his fingers in the cold, yummy mess. He didn't even want to eat it! I guess we have work to do!