Last night I took the hook, and went in to work for about 4 hours to help out. Grace was to babysit for about 3 hours total, not bad really. I called her mid way through my short shift to check on her, things were fine. Told her I would call once I was leaving. We have had crazy weather! It was snowing hard, and the roads were all slushy, so I had to drive slowly. I kept calling her from my cell, no answer, I was starting to panic...BAD! I finally got over the hill and noticed the power was out in our area. I felt so terrible! She did a great job keeping the kids calm, and had a candle lit in one room. I am very impressed with her on this. Up to this point I have avoided allowing my 12yo dtr to have a cell phone. I am not saying I will allow her to now, but I think the next time I have to work, overlapping D's shift, I will leave my cell with her 'just in case!' Do I feel like a bad Mom? No, but I definitely could have made a few better choices due to the weather. We all learn our lessons...
This morning we had a few inches of snow on the ground. The most we've had 'stick'thus far. I figured I better get those kids out to play in it. Leah has never played in
She loved it, but got cold very quickly, and kept saying, "Mom! I want to go home!" Home? We were home! Silly girl!
She found a mud puddle to stomp in, they had thier rubber boots on. But, as it would be with a 'princess', she got her pink kitty boots dirty, and this triggered some tears. Oh, the drama!
I got quite a few pics, keepsake. Used to be I took pictures for everyone else. Now, it's for me, and my blog :) Have fun watching!
My cousin, Melissa, is once again walking for the March of Dimes. Only, this year, donations go toward specifically helping the babies!!! How great is that? I would love to help her reach her goal of $400, and she's already met $100 of that, so, please, take some time, offer as little as $1, what does it mean to you? DONATE HERE!