I had some happy news last night. My niece is going to have a baby. This is her first baby and she just found out on Friday. I worry a little because she is young (well, 20) and they aren't married yet. I know for a fact that both of these can be difficult factors when having a kiddo. But I'm really happy for her. She's a smart girl with a good head on her shoulders. And she seems to really be happy with her boyfriend too. So, yay, we're going to have a new little one. I hope this will lift my sister's spirits. She's going to be a grandma. I know she'll spoil that baby silly. It's really hard to believe that my mom is going to be a great-grandma though.
The kids got a snow day today. Well, sort of. They were off anyway for MLK day and we woke up to 8-10 inches of snow on the ground. I had planned to take them up to the ski resort today but I don't trust my driving skills up the snow-covered canyon road, not with my babies in the car. H is up there today anyway doing his volunteer ski patrolling. I thought he would be super busy today with Sundance going on, but apparently, the ski crowd is nonexistent during the festival. So, we may still go tomorrow. H and the kids all snowboard and love it. Tiny started when she was about 4 and Mister at 7. They now have their own boards, bindings and helmets. I'll have to post pics of that soon.
But today, we're snowed in. Living in this area, 8-10 inches isn't even enough to close schools, but today, we'll pretend it is. We'll probably stay bundled up in the house all day, watching movies, letting the kids play video games and generally being lazy.
I had the urge to bake yesterday and had a craving for peanut butter cookies. So, I looked up a recipe online and came across this one that only requires three ingredients: pb, sugar, and an egg. However, I added about a 1/2 cup flour to the mix to keep them from sticking too much. They were the best pb cookies I've ever made. It makes about 2 dozen small cookies. So, click on the link above and enjoy.
I am also taking a picture each month of my belly to keep track of its growth. I had thought of posting this and wanted to know what you thought of it first. Do you want to see my bare growing belly on here, or should I keep it under wraps? Let me know if you do and I will post it asap.