We had our first, and possibly only, snowed in weekend of the winter. It started “snowing” on Thursday night and continued into part of Friday. School was cancelled on Friday and I was very thankful to have an unexpected day at home. The kids were outside in the snow/ice by 8:00am on Friday. They were so exited. They yelled, “it’s snowing!”. I tried to tell them that it wasnt really snow but they didn’t believe me. It was the loudest snow I have ever heard. :).
We threw snowballs, went sledding, and made snow angels…all of the snow activities that we could. I think that the kids got dressed and undressed in their snow gear at least four times through out the day…it was exhausting.
It turns out that we have a great sledding hill in our neighborhood. Many families from across the main road came over to our neighborhood to sled. Amazingly, we met one family this past summer in our Bible study and they live across the street and homeschool. Fortuitous. Here is a picture of all the kids and families hanging out in the street together at the sledding hill….
I didn’t start getting cabin fever until Sunday afternoon. At that point I took my book and headed over to Panera to get some quiet time. I had to get away from my house, my kids, and the endless amount of chores that could be done. A few hours away helped to bring me back down to earth and find my sanity again. The fun didn’t stop until Monday morning. The kids had a delayed start to school and my preschool was cancelled due to ice. We don’t get many snow days each year, but when we do, they always last longer than expected. They could last longer in my opinion. It is nice to have life slow down for a few days and not be able to do anything but lay around and spend time at home.