We had a snow day!
|Grateful the snow didn't pack into snowballs|
Then we had another one
followed by a weekend,
and another snow day,
and two more after that.
Max remembered how much fun snow can be because he LOVES to dig.
|Snow is soooo much better than the sandbox|
Alexandra only experienced a light dusting last year, so when I told her we needed to get dressed to go play in the snow, she selected this outfit:
|Looking more like a spring fairy than a snow bunny|
We finally convinced her it was cold outside. She became a believer. Moments after this photo was taken she stripped off her gigantic gloves and became so cold she wanted to go back inside.
This year was the first time sledding for both munchkins. I hadn't gone in years (decades?). Alexandra cried and laughed both times I went down with her. (Once she learns to keep her gloves on in twenty degree temps, she'll have much more fun.) Max managed to divert us into a snow pile when I went down with him. After all, what's sledding without getting snow down your pants?
|Max loving life and Alexandra hating the snow on her bare hands when she fell|
On the third day of snow, we were grateful to attend a Superhero birthday party. It was the same day as the OU/OSU bedlam game. It was a good day.
|Super Sooner and Superman|
|Alexandra is very proud of the house they built|
Great-grandma Celeste came over.
She spent a lot of time (justifiably) shaking her head, covering her mouth with her hand, and laughing at my culinary skills. I was so excited to use my little pie maker and let the kids help. Eh.
|Martha Stewart, watch out.|
Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I watched our children cope with having only each other to play with and thought, "They are learning to love and appreciate each other even more--as long as they don't kill each other first."
|eating fudge by the Christmas tree|
What are you favorite things to do by yourself or with kids on snow days?