We've been anticipating some snow for the last 5-6 days now. .
We REALLY expected to have a snow day today. .
So we were all a little disappointed this morning to wake up to a mild dusting of snow.
The kids got on the bus an hour late and made the trip to school. It proceeded to snow the rest of the day. .
School was let out early. .
Sports, drum line practice, and 4-H were cancelled. .
And everyone could make it home to enjoy a VERY frigid romp in the snow!!
It was about 16 degrees when the kids got home. .
And the whole event lasted less than an hour!!
But very happy children I had, indeed!!
Look Mama!! It's beautiful!
They rode homemade snow boards (YES, those are old road signs. .I have no idea where they came from. .but remember. .NONE of my crew can drive. .so I know they weren't stolen!--at least not by them)
They worked slick down the sidewalk. .No pun intended!
SHE hated the gloves. .and the coat. .and the snow pants. AND I asked her twice to pee BEFORE we made all that stuff fit on her. She did NOT have to go. .now quit asking!! NOT 10 minutes went by and guess who had to pee?? (and I was already ticked off because we had argued about the pants. .and the boots. .and put the gloves on 4 times--and I know all you mom's can relate to the GLOVES!) We have hit the "I know everything and you can't tell me anything stage!!" She even advised me today that if I didn't stop telling her (giving her orders) she wouldn't be my mom anymore!! I swear I have never said that to her!
So back out in a completely different outfit. .except for the pink gloves--the only pair that weren't knitted ones that would get cold and wet--she played ever so nicely with Grant!
The boys walked to Granny's pasture across the road to try the boards down the hills
And fell off into a huge snow drift. .so they weren't gone long.
Did I mention that the wind was blowing. .so the wind chill was REALLY chill!!
I enjoyed snapping pictures of the kids and the landscape. One of my favorite things about the spruce trees has been how pretty they look all dressed in snow!
It's now 11 degrees with a wind chill at -5. BRRR! Temperatures won't warm up much for the next few days. I think they will be spent in my front window watching the birds eat and frolic on the ice!
Thankful for heat. .and an insulated house. .and comfort food!!
Hoping you are all enjoying the same!!