We don't let the kids have sleepovers but sometimes we have what's called a "late-over". We let the girls have friends over until after bedtime. They have dinner with us and change into jammies and play until they're tired, then the parents take them home. For this late-over we decided to try making maple snow candy just like Laura Ingalls Wilder did. We boiled some pure maple syrup and butter and poured it over packed clean snow until cool enough to eat.
I'm sure we'll be making this again. Everyone but Tommy tried it and loved it. That kid is missing out on so much good stuff!
Way to go girls!
We had some excitement in our neighborhood for a few days. A moose was wandering between our neighborhood and the one just south of us. We called Fish and Game when it got a little braver and close to our houses. It chased a few dogs and had some favorite spots where it would hang out.
One day the moose was in our backyard for over an hour but we weren't home. A neighbor kept an eye on it. Something spooked it and it jumped our fence. We went out later to investigate and found lots of moose droppings near our raspberry canes and a clump of hair that caught on the barbed wire of our fence. I am so bummed we missed it. The pictures above were taken from my front door. The kids and I sat out on the front steps and just watched the moose wander between our neighbors yards. It was an amazing sight to witness right in our neighborhood.
January is always a tough month. Christmas is over, temperatures are bitterly cold in Idaho, and sickness spreads like crazy. We tried to take it easy and just relax at home so avoid catching any serious bugs. It worked. Sorry we don't have more pictures for this month. It was a quiet few weeks around here.