Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Snow Day

We were under a winter storm warning all day today, but when the school district called with the school closing message at 6am (thanks for waking us up, school district), there was only a dusting of snow on the ground.  I felt like we were living in Tennessee!  Amelia cried when I told her that preschool was cancelled because she was so excited that she was supposed to be snack helper today.  I checked with her teacher, who told her that she could bring her snack in tomorrow instead, and Ben even rearranged his schedule so that he could go to school with her tomorrow instead.  She is really looking forward to it.

It snowed pretty hard all day long, but we only ended up with 4 or 5 inches of snow.  I made the girls wait until late afternoon to go out and play, because I was hoping the snow would stop entirely, but it was still flurrying and blowing when we went outside.

Megan was still not a fan of the snow.  She spent less than 5 minutes outside, didn't want to touch the snow, didn't want to eat the snow, didn't want to do anything at all.  She tried one bite of snow, then cried because she said her mouth was cold.  So Ben took her inside.

Amelia, on the other hand, loved the snow and spent over an hour playing outside.  She was excited to find icicles under her little picnic table, and of course wanted to eat them:

Then she and Ben kicked some snow at each other (the snow was terrible for packing) and she had a good time being dramatic and falling down,

And then she and I went sledding down Cosette's backyard.  This time Sydney, Payton, Marli and two other kids were outside sledding on the steeper side of Cosette's house, so we joined them.  Amelia did a fantastic job avoiding the trees, and learned to bail before she ran into the swing set or the fire pit.  She went really far and really fast and had a great time!

Tomorrow the high is supposed to be 11, and only 6 on Friday, so we might not get to play outside again for a few days.


  1. I'm glad Amelia like to play in the snow. It reminds me so much of when I was growing up! Learning how to bail out is important... I had a few near-misses of trees!

  2. Schools always call early so they can get people before they leave for work. If you took your kid to before school care really early, you need the phone call early. When they activated our school tree before automated phone calls, it was around 5 am. Brian has been on his way to school when the calls come so they need to make sure they do them early!

  3. I don't miss snow very often, but Amelia DOES make sledding look pretty fun!