Snow day!

Yesterday afternoon Lex announced that he wanted to go outside. He doesn’t make this announcement often, so Eve and I jumped at it. It was almost 4pm and closing in on darkness, so we all scrambled to get dressed and head out. As we got ready he told me the process and order for putting on winter clothes. First you put on your snowpants, and then your boots, and then your coat (“if you have a coat, but I don’t have a coat because I have a snowsuit!). It’s fun to hear him repeat back what he learns at school. I can just imagine 11 little people all trying to dress for the outdoors and the helpful teachers reviewing the proper order.

A happy boy in the snow!

A happy boy in the snow!

XI = jumping jacks

Mary, Mary quite contrary, what does your garden grow?  Eggplants and green beans, by chance?

Mary, Mary quite contrary, what does your garden grow?
Eggplants and green beans, by chance?

What's in your winter garden? Every time Eve watches this video she laughs at the end, points to herself in the video and says 'she's a radish!'

Silly kids

Silly kids

Outside we played in the snow, sat in the garden (they were thrilled because I don’t normally let them sit in the garden), played on the swingset, and went for a walk to look at the holiday lights. By this time it was after 5:00 and after dark and I was COLD! So in we went for warm chocolate milk.

The snow started falling yesterday and today we have our first snow day of the year, and Lex’s first snow day of his school career. What do you think he said? I told him there was no school today because the roads aren’t safe for people and buses. He said, “but we can still go to school, right?” (we drive the car). He was sad when I said no, but happy again when I told him it was a daycare day. I LOVE that he likes daycare now. The whole family bundled and got in the car and as we headed to daycare I decided that working today was kind of silly, so we grabbed my work laptop from the office and headed home! Spent some time playing in the heavy snowfall, took the sled up the road and back, and then headed in for warm chocolate milk and sugar cookie making.

Sledding

Sledding

This is a silly way to sled (and tough for the mommy doing the pulling!)

This is a silly way to sled (and tough for the mommy doing the pulling!)

Eve drowns her cookies in sprinkles

Eve drowns her cookies in sprinkles

Lex is a little more careful with the sprinkles.

Lex is a little more careful with the sprinkles.

So far everyone is enjoying winter (day two of snow… we’ll see come day 20!)

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