Monday, December 21, 2009

Blizzard of '09

On Friday night (12/18) it began snowing non-stop, literally as we got home that evening. There had been talk about the storm ALLL DAAAAY, which made for a very crazy day at school! My 2nd graders were so excited. We made our snowman ornaments and wrote our Christmas cards just in case we didn't come back before Winter Break (which was supposed to start Wed, 12/23.) Sure enough, Saturday night they cancelled school for Monday and Tuesday, leaving us with a full 2 weeks of Winter vacation (which, seriously, is how it should have been in the first place!) Anyways, I'm bummed that we didn't get to have our Holiday party. I was really looking forward to decorating cookies and singing all the Christmas songs we learned (my kids especially loved Feliz Navidad!) But of course I'm super happy to have more time at home with my sweet girl. Here are some pics!

Every time I stood her up, she wanted to walk to me...


LOVED this!

It's been a long time since I went out and enjoyed the snow. As kids we used to go to the school and slide down the massive hills, come back home for some hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies, where a warm fire would await us. Audrey's still too little to "play" in the snow, but I'm looking forward to years and years of enjoying the snow again and making it memorable for her and her little brothers and sisters!