Snow, Snowland, Sniffles – and cheerleading…

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Ugh, I don’t know exactly what’s going on this year but I can’t seem to stay healthy for more than a week or so at a time. Right now it’s just a (nasty) head cold, but it’s certainly not a fun one. I’m so tired of being stuffed up and not able to breathe! My nose is running like a faucet, my throat hurts and I have the feeling that I’ll be losing my voice (again) in the next day or two. Which should be interesting, because…

This weekend is going to be a really full – and fun – one! I can’t write about it here due to restrictions with BlogHer ads, so you’ll have to check out my other site if you’d like all of the details. In brief though, we’re heading up to the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI later this morning for an event with 9 other MI bloggers to help kickoff their month-long Snowland celebration. To say that my girls are excited is a bit of an understatement – I told them last weekend and they haven’t been able to talk about much else since. You can follow along on Twitter (#greatwolflodge) as well if you’d like to hear how the trip is going. I’m planning to have a blast, head cold or not.  🙂

It felt very odd to be packing swimsuits, flip flops and shorts yesterday – especially when we’d just gotten our first, and very large, snowfall of the season. In fact, we got so much snow that school was cancelled, leaving three very thrilled girls at our house. After I hunted down the boots, snow pants and gloves, they immediately headed out to thoroughly enjoy the white stuff.

Interestingly enough, the one who lasted the longest in the cold (and only came in under great protest) was Becca. Abby only spent a few minutes before heading back inside – which I’m sure had something to do with the fact that one of her gloves is currently lost at school and the other has all of the finger holes pulled inside out, so she had nothing to keep her hands warm (which is one of those lessons about natural consequences that we’re using to hopefully help her remember and keep track of her things). Hannah did spend quite a while outside (mostly eating snow), but even she didn’t outlast my littlest penguin-girl. I wish I could’ve let her play longer out there, but I’m still not completely comfortable with her playing outside all by herself, and due to this darn cold, I wasn’t up to staying out there with her. Sigh.

As if all of this wasn’t quite enough, at the time that this posts we’ll be on our way – to Hannah’s first cheerleading competition of the season, which will take up most of this morning until we head north to Traverse City. I’m glad that we’re able to do both, but it’s going to make for a very, very long morning – especially since Hannah has to get there at 7:45 am. And since we’re leaving straight from there, we all have to drive together.

I’ll have lots of pictures to post (at both sites) later on – of the snow, the cheerleading, and more, but right now I’ve got to get to bed so I can get at least a few hours of decent sleep and hopefully kick this cold to the curb. I’ll try to pull my photos off the cameras at some point over the weekend and get them uploaded and posted, but it may not be until early next week, depending on how I’m feeling and how exhausted we are.

Hope you all have a happy weekend!  🙂