|Making a snowman!|
When we told the kids that there was a chance, they were so excited. Pres still recalls the time it snowed two years ago when he was two years old and we had a snowball fight in our front yard with Maria and Sara. So he was hopeful that there would be a rematch. The morning started off like every other day that week, rainy and cold. I dropped Bennett off at school, and Pres off at my in-laws (he had a playdate with his Mimi), while I tried to honker down and work. I was shocked when I saw snow flurries midday. However, what was more shocking were the huge snowflakes that started falling shortly thereafter. Our weatherman predicted a little accumulation, but didn't think it would cause problems on the road since the temperatures hadn't been that cold.
I guess he failed to account for the poor driving skills of southerns, and the fact that the snow did actually stick to the roads. When I elected to get in my car to get Preston at 2pm, and drive the 2 miles to my in-law's house, I couldn't believe that I actually slid some in my big car, and that it took me over 45 minutes to get there!!! My neighbor, Christie, checked Bennett and her daughter, Caroline, out of school a little early so we could all meet up and enjoy the afternoon, so I was anxious to get back home.
|Spencer sneaking a tomato from Bennett|
Shortly thereafter we heard from our school district that the schools would have two hour delay in the morning, so we started our snow party! The parents hung out, while the kids played. Since none of us had planned much for dinner, we all just pitched in and made breakfast for dinner: eggs, bacon and biscuits and gravy! What a great way to spend the night!
|So proud of their little snowman!|