Wherein we play in the SNOW.
Like real snow. It was so unbelievable except that it was real and cold and wet and white and totally believable!
[[Snowflakes on eyelashes]]
In the morning I told Zachary that if it snows for real, we would put away our school books and ENJOY the snow. We got through phonics and language when it started snowing like I haven’t seen it snow in years! The air was thick with tiny flakes and it looked like the kind of snow shower that would last for hours.
The boys put on coats and gloves and hurried outside. It wasn’t too long before they were cold. We ate lunch then I bundled them up in layers–pajamas then shirts and pants and sweaters and hats and coats and mittens (or socks) and two pairs of socks on each set of feet and boots (one pair lined with plastic bags) or the most waterproof shoes we could find. This time they were toasty warm and so fat they nearly fell over from a finger bump. =)
The beauty of the snow was enchanting, but I must say the beauty of these little boys in the snow is what really caught my eye. They were so adorable!! It is so much fun seeing them enjoy something that was such a part of my growing up years. Knowing snow days, sleeping in, hot chocolate, sledding until your fingers and toes are nearly numb, standing at the window mesmerized by the falling snow is all such a part of winter–real winter. :)
Wherein the boys warm up with hot chocolate
Wherein we explore a snow covered city.
We first returned a stack of books to the library. At the first light a car so nearly slid into us. I won’t say that we were only spared because of my scream, but it was pretty close. Paxton imitated the scream for about two blocks because he thought it was hilarious.
When I took out my camera to take a picture of a beautiful street there was no memory card in the camera! Steve kindly drove back home so I could grab a card. It was like a once in a lifetime opportunity(!!)–or at least a once-every-few-years opportunity. =)
As we rounded a corner close to our house we saw a guy getting out of his car because couldn’t make it up the hill. He was going to leave it parked at the bottom of the hill, but we thought it was pretty likely he’d get hit by anyone who was coming down too fast. We offered that he could park his car at our house. He did and also accepted a ride to the train station.
The man was one of our neighbors we haven’t met, yet; we were glad for the chance to get to know him. When we headed back out we couldn’t make it up the hill, either! Steve loves a challenge, though, and after four tries and we finally made it over and out.
It was a little crazy out there. People were slipping around, so you definitely didn’t want to get close to other vehicles. Most of the city streets had good flow which made it hard to believe the interstates were so jammed that people were stranded for hours.
I thought the couples strolling through the snow were so cute.
A little tipsy
Wherein we find places to go sledding
Our neighbor stopped by and said she had a great hill for sledding. The boys took two cookie sheets and she supplied a table cloth and plastic tabletop. :) Hey, it worked, and they had so much fun together.
She’s showing Paxton videos of the boys sledding.
This snow was the highlight of our winter, and was great while it lasted! With temperatures heading to the 50’s and 60’s in the next couple days we’ll probably only have a few patches left tomorrow.
Here today and gone tomorrow.
Winter today and spring tomorrow--
That’s winter in the South.