Snow Day

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Last Thursday, a few lazy flakes began to fall.

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They turned into a few more.

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I was so proud of Michaela–she conquered her fears and went outside!  Snow is hard for her, but she went out twice and had a great time swinging on her swing set in the snow.

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Patsy and Alissa sledded down the driveway as the snow continued to fall and accumulated almost an inch!

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Jake is the cutest snowflake on the block!  He would have liked to take his entire fleet of vehicles out, but we limited him to just a few toys.

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Really early in the morning, we all realized that, although not one flake had fallen, school was cancelled due to the expected storm, and my sister and her husband both still had to work.  Thankfully, my aunt was able to take the earliest shift and headed over to the house.  I joined her a little after 8.  Let’s just say–it took both of us.

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4 of the kids played outside for a few hours.  1 kid sat on the couch for a few hours, not wanting to get cold and wet.  Projects were made, including a batch of fudge, Perler beads, those little kits where you melt the plastic crystals into metal frames, a sewing project cut out, lunch, and some tv.  By mid-afternoon, it was melting, the kids’ Dad was back home (he’s a professor and finals had to be given, but did not last all day), and my aunt and I headed to our respective homes, leaving a huge pile of wet and soggy clothing and coats.   It was a great day with the perfect amount of snow–enough to have fun in, but not enough to be dangerous.  I was glad to get home safely, as it cooked off again and froze to the branches and made icicles on the wires.  Where we live, freezing rain is a very dangerous weather event.  All evening activities were cancelled, so we enjoyed a rare evening at home.  I think everyone had a great snow day!

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8 thoughts on “Snow Day

  1. Great photos! I love the fact that you are so close to family that you can help out.
    We had snow as well. Forecast predicted 20cm ( I’m just getting used to metric so I’m not sure of the exact measurement in inches). By Thursday night we had that amount. It snowed all day Thursday. We also had snow last Monday that never melted. When it was all over, we had about a foot (mixed measurements, sorry). It’s starting to melt today with rain. I don’t mind the snow. I don’t like the ice, though, which is what we’ll have by tonight.
    Oh, well, I just think of it as our summer water. Ha! SJ in Vancouver

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  2. I love snow from inside! But, I am a Southern girl. Looks like you all had a great day especially since you got to leave the pile of wet snow clothes behind! 🙂 We get freezing rain here in SC too and it is so dangerous. I’m glad you could all stay home and have a cozy evening and you had power. 🙂

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    1. I’m glad we had power, too. We did have this house wired for a generator when we moved in. Ours is not super big, but it would keep the freezers running in case of a power outage. I’m not fond of freezing rain, either. It’s awful, even though it is breathtakingly beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful! I was just thinking today that I would love to have a snow day! A day off to stay home and enjoy. But, alas, I live in Georgia and those days are rare and never in December. Sometimes in Jan, Feb or March, but we haven’t had many in a couple of years.

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    1. Lisa, It’s pretty rare here, too. I live in the Willamette Valley, in Oregon, and we have a climate that is so influenced by the Pacific Ocean that it hardly ever snows. I’m not good at driving in it, so I was delighted that it waited until I got to my nieces and nephews’ house to start and began melting right in time for me to drive home safely. Win-win!

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