So I did what my parents did to us on the first nice saturday of the year. Made my kids go outside and start cleaning up. For some reason, no matter how clean the yard is when it starts to snow, by the time the snow melts it is trashed.
The only thing that made it worth while to them is that we started up the firepit and burned leaves and trash.
After we got done cleaning we went to our favorite store, Northweast Seed and Pet. Played with cute and cuddly animals and bought crickets.
Came home and detailed the cars because they have been neglected since it has gotten cold. And the kids got the fire going again in the back.
Ike put down blankets for all the kids to kneel on and we roasted cocktail wieners and steak.