Saturday, January 09, 2010

Snow Day!

Thursday afternoon we started to see some flurries.  The kids were being watched by a friend of mine because I had a class at the hospital.  When I got there to pick them up, small flurries had just begun.  Mikayla and her best friend Matthew we so excited.  They kept running into the living room yelling, “It’s snowing!”,  “The snow is really starting to stick!”,  “It is super-duper snowing now!”.  It was so fun to see the pure excitement in their eyes. 

After we got home, we had a little bit of snow on the ground so I let Mikayla and Gavin opt for a slightly later dinner so that they could play out in the snow before  it got dark.  Gavin was very enthralled by the snow and Mikayla was just giddy. 

Friday morning, Mikayla walked into our room at 7am begging to go outside and play in the snow.  We were able to talk her into to waiting until after breakfast, but by 9am we were outside ready to play.   They had the most fun on the sled.  There wasn’t quite enough snow for a snowman, but we had lots of fun sliding down the driveway and making snow angels.  The kids lasted about on hour in the bitter cold.  I don’t think the air temp ever got above 25 degrees and we had quite a brisk wind to go with that.  Mikayla did venture out a second time in the afternoon and had an equally fun time as the first.  We filled the rest of our day before I left for work, with cuddles by the fire and “warm” chocolate.  That’s a pretty good day in my book!

IMG_4274 IMG_4275 IMG_4278IMG_4286IMG_4285 Making a snow angelIMG_4281

Our backyard


View from our front door.  The drive way was pure ice – great for sledding!

Mikayla and Gavin on Thursday night – this is Gavin’s first experience with snow.

Mikayla sledding.  ( You may notice Gavin in the background saying.  “I want to wee, i want to wee”)

Gavin sledding


Carol said...

Isn't it fun to relive the joys of childhood with your kids! (and grandkids) Love, Mom

kathymatthews927 said...

What fun!!! I'm so excited that the kids had snow and that Gavin got to "Whee"!!!!