Snow Day

The alarm went off this morning at 6:04 and we were all hoping for a snow day. When the radio won't list the school closings, Robby will check the neighbor's lights and if they are on, school is on. If they are off, no school. Lights On! Rats, we were hoping to sleep in a little longer. Schools did close two hours early. Although Finley's Valentine's Party at school was cancelled, she did get out today at 12:30! But, still no snow. We even got a text from Aunt Mandi showing all their snow, but no snow for us. Then while Finley was napping (rare event), it started to snow. And then more and more and more. By the time she woke up, everything was white. She was so excited! We bundled up and headed outside.

Finley made a snowball and just had to take a picture of it, by herself.

And here I am with the snowball...

After an afternoon in the snow, we headed in for some Hot Chocolate!!

What a day!


Sweets & Treats

It is well known that Finley loves a party. Be it a birthday party or a classroom party. The only problems is she never gets to have a "Girls Only" party. So, we decided she could host her very own Valentine's Party and invite a few of her closest girlfriends and boy did they have fun. It was a great time for all. Moms had a chance to catch up and the girls were able to just play and enjoy some normally off-limits treats.


A Special Treat

Just about every night Finley asks...
"Mommy, can I make my own decision about what to wear to dinner tonight?" Most nights I have to say no, only because she creates enough laundry as it is, but there are some nights I just have to give in to her because she is so darn cute.

Well, the other day was a special day and I decided she could pick out her own clothes, from head to toe for school. First we had a quick little chit-chat about matching and off she went. There were just two rules:
1. NO tank tops
2. She had to have something on her legs, be it tights, leggings or pants

She was SO excited! You would have thought I told her we could get a puppy (which, by the way, will never happen).

I think she did pretty good. This skirt is her absolute favorite piece of clothing; she would wear it every day, if we let her. I knew she would pick it. She was very particular about the buttoning of her sweater and only wanted the 2nd button from the top done. And of course she had to have on her sparkle shoes and her umbrella in case it rains.

So, I think this getting dressed thing must be getting to her head because after she "cleaned" her bathroom Saturday night (which consist of her spraying everything with a water bottle and Robby coming behind her with a towel to dry it all), we decided to take her for a treat at Dairy Queen. Because of the hard core cleaning she had done, she was wet from top to bottom and "had" to change her clothes. She wanted to pick her outfit again. She did so good the first time, why not?

Yep, that is a purple shirt with a pink and yellow skirt, with brown and white polka dot leggings. At least the brown vest kind of matches the leggings! And of course the sparkle shoes again!

I think we need to review matching 101.