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We had over a foot of snow this week. This also meant we had a day without power. We were without power for over a week last summer with the east coast power outage. Then the children and I were out-of-state and without power for another week during Hurricane Sandy. These events made me think about items that we need in our home for power outages. For Christmas I asked my husband for several pieces of cast iron cookware. This way I can cook on our wood stove when we lose electricity.
I wasn’t able to become a total pioneer momma during our one day without power. I was able to break in the 7-qt cast iron dutch oven and boil water for hot beverages. It’s about baby steps. 😉
I’ve mentioned before that Jadin is madly in love with WWII history. He spent many of his creative hours this week making WWII weapons out of card board. He uses these creations in reenactment battle movies that he films in our back field. Since we had over a foot of snow this week he focused on the Battle of the Bulge.
Amelia will be one month old this weekend. She’s doing her beautiful baby activities like snuggling in the Moby Wrap, nursing on demand, and co-sleeping with mommy.
We had a play date at a good friends house. Gabriel, Naomi, and Liam loved the activity that my buddy bravely pulled together (homeschool moms think fast ;)) She simply put baking soda in old pie pans. Then she gave the kids vinegar with food coloring and straws. This made some fizzy fun! You can tell how it ended with Naomi’s blue hands above. We had 6 small children that we kept engaged for nearly an hour with this activity.
Here’s a pajama picture of Gabriel, Zion, and Jadin with Amelia. She has her big brothers wrapped around her little finger already!
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