Saturday, December 7, 2013

Snow Days!!

We are snowed in!  (Currently on day 3--we did get out today but the roads were terrible.) It all started Thursday, though.  The news and forecast were so bad that they cancelled school before it all even started.  On Thursday there was freezing rain and sleet off and on during the day so we just hung out inside.
I guess the kids needed a day to relax because they sat still and watched movies all morning long which is not really like them. 
Lilly did get up to put her Tangled dress on before starting a new show at one point.  ( ; 
And Lola was my kitchen helper.  Ha!  It started snowing Thursday night and didn't stop until 1:00ish Friday afternoon. 
The kids woke up pumped and ready to go outside and play Friday morning. 
I think we are going to have to ask Santa for some snow gear. 
The kids ran around and were so excited!  The first thing Reid did was grab a handful of snow and eat it.  Every time he talks about snow he says, "I love snow!  It is so yummy!" 
Oh, and the snow was so powdery that you couldn't really make a snowball but that did not stop him from having a pretty good snowball fight. 
Lilly was trying to catch it,
roll in it,
and make snow angels in it. 
Such a pretty snow bunny! 
Lola ran around like a crazy dog in it.  It was entertaining. 
This was several hours before it stopped snowing. 
We made at least 3 new loads of laundry after all of the snow clothes throughout the day. 
Reid was having a blast in the snow and then just stopped all of the sudden and said, "I'm going inside.  I'm freezing!"  So, of course, we made some hot chocolate! 
Reid drank all of his! 
She looks like such a big girl holding her cup like that! 
After the second round of snow play Lilly came in crying that her foot was frozen.  I was a little worried because it was SO red but I tried to warm it up a little and then get them in a warm bath.  Thankfully, all toes were back to a good normal color after that.  (: 
Lola just laid in bed all day.  I tried to convince the kids THAT was the fun way to spend a snow day but no such luck.  Haha! 
They did get in their "snuggly" PJs and watch a Christmas show, though! 
And had a picnic in the living room while they watched it, too. 
 After naps some of our neighbors sled to our house and we all went back outside for snow play round 3.  Look at Lilly-she is covered in snow! 
 Reid gathering some ammunition. 
 We measured 8 inches of snow in our front yard! 
 After dinner we made snow ice cream. (8-10 cups of snow, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 to 2 tsp of vanilla)

 It got two thumbs up!  It was tasty!  (: 
 Then we played Hi-Ho Cherry-O.  This was our first time to play and the kids LOVED it!  It is really an age-appropriate game for them.
And after all that fun we put the kids to bed and had a little snow day date with a couple of redbox movies.   I am so thankful for fun times like these with the people I love most!  Snow days are one of my favorite things!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

What fun. We have had snow here too. I have been in the house for 3 days and have loved every minute. Jammies every day, catching up on housework and most importantly watching plenty of sappy Christmas movies.