So Monday after school, everyone is a buzz about the impending weather. Having grown up in Texas, I've heard this story before. We get all excited about about seeing some winter weather and then it never shows up. Well, this time IT SHOWED UP!!!! And yes ladies and gentlemen, Irving ISD (along with all the school districts in the metroplex) close school for FOUR DAYS!!!!! Let me also mention that Roger, my wonderful husband left town for work since Sunday. So yes, do the math, I have officially been trapped inside my house with two toddlers and myself. I did have the occasional visitor (thanks to you guys for braving the streets to check on us!). I guess I never knew what having four days off would feel like. I always assumed it would be so cool, but the truth of the matter is that by the close of Day one - I was ready to bust out! So how, you might ask, did we spend our time? Well let me tell you.
Day 1: We woke up to what looked like snow but was actually ice. Not fun to play in. Olivia was so excited when she saw it she insisted on going out. Here is a picture of her walking out. Notice how her feet are not sinking into the snow - because it's ice!
Day 3: Still nothing really going on with the weather other than the fact that the temperature has remained in the teens which means so has the ice. I decide to make a second attempt at taking Olivia to the dr. At this point I'm not sure if I really thought she needed to go or if we just needed to get out of the house. So once again, our angel Claudia comes over to stay with Juliana while I take Olivia to the doctor. The last time we were there I was shocked that we actually got a prescription. So I figured I would try again. No dice. She pretty much made me feel like an idiot and stated she has not had fever, her oxygen level is 99% and her lunch are completely clear. She as a cold. Why don't you try and give her some honey. Honey?? Really??? So we ski back home. We made homemade play dough. Unfortunately right before we were going to sit down to enjoy the play dough, Juliana had a seizure. No matter how many times it happens you are never prepared for it. Really put a damper on my day. Then we enjoyed a visit from the Pacheco's. Thank you so much for braving the ice to visit! It really brightened our evening.
Day 4: Who knew it could get worse. Livi woke me up at 3:30am complaining of leg pain. She's been doing this lately off and on, not sure what it is. Could just be growing pains, but I digress. I looked out it's a winter wonderland. A blanket of snow is covering everything! We go back to bed and when we wake up there is about 4 inches on the ground. Wow!
I know, it's totally wrong to compare my beautiful little angel to the psycho from a Stephen King movie, but keep in mind it's Friday and she has not been out of the house since Monday. I'm sure we were all resembling Mr. Nicholson at this point.
And here is sweet Olivia. Boy she sure knows how to ham it up for the camera. Her and I have had a difficult week. She's in this weird phase where she goes from happy go lucky 2 year old to cry baby whiny girl. And she switches on a dime. Oh well, she turns 3 in a few weeks, maybe this will pass too.
We came back in, colored awhile (Juliana used her computer to tell us what color she wanted to use), played memory on Juliana's computer, watched Toy Story 2. We had a yummy dinner and then I made some arroz con leche!!! Yummy!!!!! I'd been craving that since day one and just hadn't gotten around to making it.
So now here we are. It's Saturday now and I am praying that Roger will be home by this evening. Being a single parent is tough, especially when you are on house arrest.