Saturday, January 26, 2013

Take That Winter!!

The idea began slowly and then within a matter of hours the plan was formed! 

Wednesday when I was folding laundry Hannah asked, ‘Mommy, When will it be summer?  I want to wear my short clothes!’ Smile  This week we were stuck in a deep freeze for a number of days and then when the cold snap finally broke it was to drop a few inches of snow on us.

Thursday Hannah brought home a list of special theme days that she will be celebrating at preschool.

Thursday night as I headed to bed a plan was formed.  Saturday was going to be a pretty quiet day for us once we returned from gymnastics graduation so I decided we’d have a theme day of our own.

Today was, ‘SUMMER DAY!’ at our place!

I pumped up the heat and we dug deep in our dressers to find summer clothes.  What fun we had!    We started by baking sugar cookies together and decorated them to look like watermelon.DSC_0941



We enjoyed a picnic lunch on a blanket in the kitchenDSC_0948


which looked normal…until you looked at all the snow outside!DSC_0954

Hannah enjoyed her ‘spider dog’ but since she’s not a fan of spiders we changed the name to ‘octopus dog’ and all was right in her world once again!DSC_0953

We enjoyed a great day together and were joined by Uncle Dave, Auntie Trish, Makenna and Kallen for supper.  We made pizza for supper and although it’s hard to tell from this picture, we were on our way to the local community centre to go swimming!  Hannah and I hadn’t been swimming since last summer but it’s safe to say that my little fish took to the water like we’d never left!  It will soon be time to sign her up for lessons again and I know she’ll do well.IMG_9833

It was fun to switch things up a bit and welcome even a few hours of summer!  DSC_0962


  1. What a great idea and what a wonderful Mummy you are.

    Now how do I make pretend know fall from the ceiling? LOL Oh I know I could cut 1,000's of tiny pieces of paper and put them on the ceiling fan then turn it on. NOT! The clean up would be horrendous but the kiddos would love it. LOL

  2. What a fun idea . . . might have to borrow that one sometime!


  3. You are the coolest mom on the planet.

  4. What an awesome idea!!! I might just have to borrow it one day. ;-)

  5. Wow, what a fabulous idea! You have the coolest ideas--you're such a great mom; I need to start thinking outside the box. I love the watermelon cookies.

    Can't wait to celebrate Chinese New Year with you and Hannah this weekend.

  6. what a cool idea!!!! I can't wait to do a summer day with Grace, maybe not this winter but in a few years! I love it Catherine, thanks for sharing!


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