Friday, December 17, 2010

First Snow

Monday we had a light dusting of snow during the wee morning hours...
It was just enough to stay for a little while, but was all gone by the end of the day...
But! Yesterday, I woke up to an email from the county saying school was canceled! And the snow hadn't even begun to fall yet! The kids were thrilled. (With the exception of McKenzie... who would rather go to school and hang out with her friends!) I made the kids eat breakfast and let the snow fall a little more before bundling them all up and sending them out...

Addison was so excited... and poor Tyler wanted to go out so bad, but it was a little too chilly for him. I need to go find him a snowsuit and boots! So I let him watch from the spare bedroom windows. 

How sad. This picture makes me feel like a mean mom!
Trevor got to try out the new sleds we got a few months ago. Lesson learned after not being able to get any sleds last year after the first snow came... not even ONLINE! They were ALL GONE!
 The kids stayed out for quite a while.  I was amazed at how long Addison stayed out... but learned that not even peeing her pants can ruin the fun of playing in the snow. She was soaked when she came in for hot cocoa!
Trevor came in soon after, but went back out with McKenzie and the neighbor kids after finishing off his santa mug full of hot cocoa.  He came screaming up to the front door a while later needing to pee.  Poor guy, I couldn't get all his snow gear off soon enough.  

Lesson of the day: Always come inside at the first urge to go to the bathroom.  Consider the length of time it will take you to take off boots, snowpants, gloves, hat, scarves, coat.  (Because you KNOW Mom won't let you run through the house to the bathroom dripping wet with clumps of snow falling off with every step, no matter how loud you scream and cry.)
This morning, I caught Addison feeding her little brother some yogurt:
(and yes, she still loves wearing winter hats around the house)

2 comments:

Melissa Wilson said...

LOL... I can't believe they both did it! Way too funny. Looks like the weather here right now! :)

Ginny said...

Just catching up on some of your blogs. The photo of Tyler at the window just tears my heart out. What a cutie.