So cold that schools were closed to ensure that no child would freeze mid-step on his way to the bus stop. Or to the school itself, such as may be the case.
Not that our young teenager would ever walk out the door without his coat on. Especially in freezing temperatures. I have never found his coat left hanging there after he's walked out the door, declaring that it's not that cold. Ahem.
But it is cold today. Even Conner would acknowledge that. The kind of cold that takes your breath away and soaks into your face within one nano second before numbing it all together. Like, windchill factor of -24 degrees cold? I had never imagined. This is Ohio, for pete's sake. Not the Arctic.
Speaking of Pete. For your viewing pleasure I am posting a video of him singing one of his preschool songs about the continents -- one of my particular favorites, being the map freak that I am. How cute is that? Three- and four-year-olds learning the names of the continents already.
He actually sings it through twice: this is a good representation of how he will self-direct and self-correct when he isn't happy with how he sounds.
The second video is our very own little snow bunny, taken a couple of days ago (before the temperatures plummeted) when we rediscovered the video feature on our point-and-shoot. Ooh, we are nothing if not on top of all things techie here. And if you don't ignore our little mutterings at the end of Olivia's cuteness, you will bear witness to our discovery that our little camera can record up to 25 minutes of video, and not the 25 seconds that we had always thought.
Yes, I am kicking myself. At the very least, I could have been keeping a much better digital video diary of Sean-Peter's speech progress. (I do have some clips of him recorded on our archaic 8mm that I will someday transfer to a DVD...)
And if anyone knows how to edit these video things? Surely there's a site online somewhere offering these services for free. We would surely appreciate you passing that information our way.
March 30, 2012
5 years ago