On Tuesday evening of this week, it started to snow. All across Facebook and texts, the word snow day and wishing kept popping up in the same sentence.
I was lying in bed at 5:30 am Wednesday morning thinking about substitute teaching in a 5th grade class versus playing with the kids all day. You can guess which one I wanted. All of a sudden I heard a pause in the practicing coming from the piano room, and I heard Jesse yell, "Wohoo!" That's when I knew we had a snow day! Holli told me later that's when she figured it out too!
I thought we would all sleep in, but no, it was practically like Christmas morning.
By 6:30, everyone was jumping around the kitchen and giddily happy. We did get the scripture study in, and some breakfast and then by eight something, Peter was out with the four wheeler and the sled. The others soon followed.
With 8 inches of snow on the ground, the street was snow-packed and perfect for sledding. We had the usual melee in the laundry room where all the snow gear is stored. Between sledding, we played board games and had hot chocolate and crepes.
|Libby in the snow|
Walker, Skyler, Trent, Kalli, Nathan and Darrin all came over, so with Kyle, Dustin and Brooke already here, there were lots of kids floating around here. Four year old Payton rode on the back of the 4-wheeler for so long that I thought he was going to be half-frozen. Nathan came in and said, "I can't feel my legs." Having moved here only a year and half ago from CA, I believe this was his first snow day, and his jeans were soaked from top to bottom. He recovered. There is something very unique about a snow day. It's a guilt-free play day, and we did take advantage of it!
|Tara and Mary|
Here is a picture of Wade and Holli's family - the ones that have been staying with us. And here is a picture of Payton (the one I mentioned earlier).
|Kyle, Dustin, Mary and Holli|
|Both families together|