First thing, the kids are so used to going out in the rare snow and summer rain storms that they just couldn't resist the lure of the rising mud puddles in the yard. So they decided to go for a drive in their power wheels while all bundled up for the wet and cold:
Back inside, it quickly became apparent that we would need to find another way to expend their energy so we allowed them to do some tricks off the couch, which led to Joe playing with the camera settings to "capture" the motion. Well he caught the motion, but Jake looks like a ghost!
During the quieter periods, the kids have been playing with their "Fun Fusion" beads and I have been meaning to make a product placement for this greatest of great craft inventions. We initially got them as a good activity for when Jake patches his eye but the kids have played with them for literally hours on end. After you get the beads on the peg board in the design of your choice, you use the provided wax paper to iron the design in place. Then the kids can play with their creations. Pretty cool.
The rest of the day included comfort foods like homemade chicken noodle soup and chocolate chip cookies, popcorn and a movie and some family friendly competitive video games. Like I said, leave it to us to turn a simple winter rain storm into an event.