|Pulling into B's school, where they had to walk students out|
|Almost home, cars sliding down this small hill|
Steve finally made it home around 9:30 AM on Wednesday, and boy were we happy to see him! The kids were anxious to get him outside to play with them, since I couldn't leave Walker alone inside. In fact, they had already been out earlier in their pjs, coats and rain boots to collect icicles. Steve wanted to rest a little and catch up on the news, but they were relentless, so he gave in and joined them. When they were cold, they all came in to warm up. In the meantime, a few friends walked over so we started drinking mimosas and the kids had hot chocolate. It was the perfect way to enjoy the day off work and school!
|Walker snug as a bug|
Unfortunately, not everyone was having fun. In fact, according to the news, there were 11,375 students that spent the night in Alabama schools Tuesday night. Some of those were babies and toddlers at daycares. I would be so upset if all of my babies weren't with me, so I can't imagine what the parents were going through. Of course, the teachers and administrators that stayed with them are amazing too. They made it fun for them, and tried to keep them all distracted while they were away from their own families.
Wednesday afternoon, we received word that school was also cancelled for Thursday, so we got together with some friends after sledding for dinner. The kids were thrilled with snow days, and we were all enjoying our time together, and away from work.
Thursday morning, Steve took the kids sledding at a different location in our neighborhood and then Walker and I met up with them at the Fry's house since the snow and ice was quickly melting. We hung out there for the afternoon, and then a group of us went out to dinner to escape the cabin fever we were all feeling.
Since the weather continued to warm, we were shocked when school was cancelled yet again for Friday. The roads had been cleared, snow had melted...yet no school. Steve went to work on Friday, and when he got home - we were all so tired, we just hung out at the house and got some things accomplished. That night we all went to bed early.
Saturday was absolutely gorgeous, and we were in shorts. How can it be that we were bundled up in snow gear two days before, and in shorts two days later? There was no more evidence of our snowpocalypse, and things were back to normal. What a surreal few days, but what fun memories for our children.