Since it wasn't a school night she was able to have 3 friends over actually on her birthday, for a sleepover! They came over late in the afternoon, we made our own subs for supper, had presents and cake, the girls made their own face masks (banana + honey), I painted everyone's nails (fancy "french tips" and stickers!), and we had a movie night (watched "Mirror, Mirror).
I think everyone had fun, and Ruthie was happy about it. It did make for a late night (Levi was in bed around 10pm, the boys went to bed after the movie at 11pm, and the girls, Josh said, stayed up until between 1 and 2am!), but it was worth it. And in the morning, we had homemade waffles with fruit and whipped cream - yummy!
Levi was very excited to give Sissy his present - he couldn't sit still!
Ruthie asked for a black forest cake for her birthday cake this year - the same as I'd made Josh the week before!
They were calling for a big snowstorm to hit us Friday afternoon, but nothing started here until after 9pm. Once it started, though, it made a mess - snow through the night Friday, some freezing rain Saturday afternoon, and more snow overnight last night.
We haven't been out of the yard since Friday, and weren't able to make it out for church this morning. Josh and the kids got outside to get the driveway shovelled after lunch today.
Levi helped shovel the front steps (taken through the screen door)
and he got a ride in the big scoop, too!