Mr snow head

My eldest currently thinks 5am is a great time to start the day and my youngest thinks 1am is a great time to go to bed.  4 hours sleep maximum is slowly taking its toll.  I had a lovely day planned today but unfortunately the weather decided otherwise.  We had been forecast 10cm of snow but I think we probably got about 1/2 cm.  With our early morning start we were able to get out early and attempt to build a snowman, unfortunately there was not quite enough snow so we improvised

putting on hatsnow mound


mr snow head

eldest and mr snow head

Curiosity then got the better of my eldest and she decided to eat snow

eat snow

Before wandering off to bounce on the trampoline

snow bounce

My youngest was tired and wanted cuddles, I did not mind

me and youngest

We headed back inside to get warm and my youngest had a sleep.  My eldest wanted to finish her Easter cards  so we stuck on a pom pom for the rabbits nose, and pieces of coloured thread to make the whiskers

Easter cardsfinishing the cards

I love our Easter cards, I would have used bigger eyes but I only had small ones left.  My eldest wanted to do more painting so we started our secret craft project [fingers crossed it goes to plan] and then baked a cake

spooning mixtureCracking egg

I love the look of concentration on my daughters face as she cracks the egg.  My youngest helped by eating the cake once it had cooked

Eating cake

You would think after waking up at 5am followed by playing in the snow, crafting and baking that they would be tired, but no my eldest wanted to do more baking.  So we made some food for the birds.

First we melted a block of lard in a pan

lard panchopping lard

 Next we mixed in bird seeds

mix in bird seeds

Added some string to our shape moulds, we went for butterfly shapes

string in moulds

Before finally adding the mixture to the moulds and placing in the fridge overnight to set

bird feed

In the morning we will hang our bird food out.  After all the activities today I was tired and ready for a sit down, it was only 3pm by this point, so we sat on the sofa and watched Toy story before I had to go and cook the girls dinner.  I am hoping its not another 5 am start tomorrow.

This day I love Mr snow head.


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  1. Aw this is so cute! What a perfect little snowman :)

    xo,
    Lela - http://www.lelaLONDON.com

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    1. Thanks I am rather proud of our snowman

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  2. A proper little Miss energetic this week! Some delightful photos from your busy day. I bet the birds are going to love your bird food in this cold weather. Thank you for the tip of putting a piece of string in the mould. So obvious yet I didn't think of it we we made ours! Thanks for linking up, I hope all that fun gave you a lie in till 6am the next day?

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    1. I got to 7am, cant believe difference with 6 hours sleep! Off to hang out bird food today think birds need it with this snow

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  3. What wonderful activities. We don't get snow like that here, it looks magical. I hope you get to sleep in a little later tomorrow :-)

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    1. Thanks, they went 1am - 7am never had so much sleep!

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  4. love the snowman, its bigger than anything we have managed this year, we just have not had lying snow on the ground all winter. roads 20 miles east of me are shut with snow, roads 20 miles south are shut, road 10miles north is passable with care and we have nothing.
    like the bird feed maker with the string idea.

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    1. I love our snowman too, got a lot more snow today so might go out and make another.

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  5. Wow you've had such a busy time. We have lots of snow today so might build a mini snowman outside! Love your mini man and the bird feeders!

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    1. we are off to hang out the bird feeders

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  6. My goodness you had a very productive day.I love your little snowman and your little ones are are so cute. If you fancy it, you could link up with my Mummy Mugshot linky ;) http://www.lifeloveandlivingwithboys.wordpress.com

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  7. Now that is a busy day! I love Mr Snow head too x

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    1. Thanks, I cant believe how much we did

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  8. what a busy day, I too love Mr Snowhead :-)

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  9. Lovely snowman! Looks like a lot of fun in one day :)

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  10. you have had a busy activity week! the butterfly shaped bird treats are such a lovely idea. and i love the snowman with the Mr Potato face!! and your Easter cards are cracking (lol) - what a clever way to make bunnies x

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    1. I wanted to do something for the birds I really feel for them with weather like this. My daughters loved it

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  11. ps. i cant believe you had snow and we poent a day at the beach in sunshine!

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  12. you got more snow than we did! Love using the mr potato head bits - fab idea! xxx

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    1. I saw it on Pinterest and wanted to give it ago as eldest loves her Mr potato head. Was lots of fun

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  13. I love the Mr Snow head - great idea!

    Popping over from Country Kids

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  14. love the mr potato head snowman, what a great idea!

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  15. Brilliant pictures. The home made bird feeders are fantastic, such an ingenious idea to use the moulds

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    1. Thanks, I liked the butterfly moulds thought it was more fun for the girls than round shapes

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  16. I love your snowman his brilliant ours got squashed by my little boy and his daddy! I love your bird seed idea I might borrow that if you don't mind!! Xxx

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    1. Yes feel free, please let me know how you get on

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  17. Wow I love the mini snowman. It snowed where we are but it didn't stick at all - cannot believe it's nearly April and still snowing. Loving the blog and stopped over from the linky

    Laura x
    www.sidestreetstyle.com

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    1. Think ready for spring now getting fed up with snow

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  18. Love the Mr Potato head snowman! Must see if I can find our Mr Potato Head stuff...! I am so impressed by the number of activities you did in one day :) Especially on so little sleep - you are amazing! xx

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    1. Thanks, I think getting up early means there is more to do to fill the day for the girls

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