It's unusually cold for Abbotsford, but I figure if it's cold, then we might as well have some snow to show for it. Micah has really enjoyed playing in the snow, but our kids aren't really outfitted with proper snow gear. Micah only has rubber boots for his feet. Keziah has some good snow boots (bought on a great sale last year), but she has NO other snow gear. I found Micah's jacket from 2 years ago and layered her with 3 pairs of pants and she seemed to stay fairly warm and dry. I thought of heading to Value Village to stock up on some winter items, but I'm guessing there won't be much there since every other person in Abbotsford will probably have the same idea.
There's not a ton of snow, but we were lucky enough to get a big pile right outside our door after the snow plow came through our complex the other night. The forecast says we will be getting more of the white stuff this weekend so hopefully it will stick around until Christmas.
The other night I was trying to keep the kids occupied while Erik had an early hockey game. Those evenings alone with the kids always seem endless. But, we got into colouring and Micah surprised me with his sudden ability to draw people. He seemed surprised by this sudden ability as well and has been drawing like crazy ever since:
Keziah has been doing alright in her "big girl" bed. She is still playing for a LONG time before she settles down to sleep, and then usually ends up in a position like this one:
Last night we made the attempt to get the kids to sleep at Grandpa & Grandma's house. This is something I'd like them to be able to do now that we no longer live there. That way we won't have to always leave the family get-togethers early to make it home for bedtime. It was a bit interesting since we put the kids in the same bed. Micah eventually fell asleep around 9:30 and Keziah never did fall asleep there. We'll keep working at it though and hopefully they'll get accustomed to it.
Erik is finished up a job today and will work a few days next week hopefully. Work has been slow for him here so if you think of us, pray that some consistent jobs will start to flow in - if not right away, then at least after the Christmas season. And you can also pray for my nephew, Noah - he had emergency surgery yesterday and now it looks like he'll be spending Christmas in the hospital.