Last night the meteorologist predicted that we might have up to 8 inches of snow through out the night. Most of the snow was to be from 8-10:00pm. It turned out that ALL of the snow was during that time. So, in its usual Southern style, there was only .5 inches of snow on the ground this morning and most of it was really just slush. Schools were cancelled as of last night and now they are delayed/cancelled for tomorrow. This is due to the fact that Charlotte has only two snowplows (I am guessing) and the snow melt will freeze tonight. If the buses can’t run then the schools all close. Depending on what I had planned to do that day, sometimes I am excited about schools closing and other days I am not. I wasn’t supposed to work today anyway so I would have loved for schools to be open. I was rather looking forward to going to Bible study since it was cancelled last week due to ice.
We woke up bright and early this morning and were out in the yard by 9:00am. The kids played with Ella across the street and then her dad, Erik, came out and had a snowball fight with Wilson. Erik is a big kid and is great at giving Wilson another boy to play with since the girls aren’t into snowball fights. Because we only need gloves once a year, we don’t have the proper equipment for playing in the snow. No one had waterproof gloves on (only padded cotton ones) which meant that the throwing of snow only lasted a few minutes before everyones hands were wet and frozen. I am vowing to go find some gloves on clearance so that we will have them for next year. Here are wilson and Erik…..
Wilson and I threw a few at each other as well. Of course, I went to take a picture and he threw one right at me with perfect precision. Can you see it coming at me? Hit me square in the chest. Nice one, Son.
My shadow for the day. Adorable, but overly persistent….
In the end, Miller got tired of the snow and we went back to doing what we do everyday that we are home together and outside…..play baseball.
As you can see, the day started off well, but as it wore on I grew tired and cranky. Miller did not leave my side all day. I love him to death, but it is difficult to have someone at your side constantly throughout the day. By 3:30 I was yelling at him to get his shoes on so that we could take Faith to gymnastics. I think I yelled at everyone. Thankfully, no one said a word during the ride to gymnastics. I think that they knew better than to speak. This was the perfect time for me to sit by myself, enjoy the quiet and to reset.
The rest of the night went well. I had a crockpot meal ready when we returned home. It was delicious and super easy. It was Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. I don’t typically like mushrooms but it was very good. And the best part was that all three kids ate it. A miracle! It is from my new favorite website: 100 Days of Real Food. http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2014/04/04/recipe-chicken-wild-rice-slow-cooker-soup/
Looks like we will all be home together again tomorrow. I think it will be the perfect day to go to the YMCA to either workout or just sit around by myself. We may even drive by some houses that I found on Zillow that look very interesting.