It obliged, I think, just for me!
Some people "back home" in the part of the country I was raised, think that snow = Brrr....
I know I've said this before, but what makes cold REALLY COLD is humidity. Amazingly,
it's not usually that humid (more so than, say, Denver Colorado of course) and it's often
comfortable enough to run outside for five minutes without a jacket.
Snow is SO much more pleasant to walk out in than mud, driving wind, and bitter-cold rain.
Did I mention mud?
We do get a fair portion of mud around here before spring spreads its colors, but I have to
say that a season of beautiful, clean, white snow makes me forgive an awful lot of mud!
A few sick days cooped up indoors promotes a certain amount of mischief.
Teasing the cat, for instance.
I've been getting the kids assignments all lined out the night before so that they have the option of
starting in early if they want and finishing earlier in the day. Clay managed it all by 11am today,
and rewarded himself with snow-play, and pocket-knife carving.
Susie and Zack too.
They are all becoming so big. So grown up! More fabulous people every day!
You recognize this view? The Teeter-Totter?
This one just for fun.
My favorite person in the world and a heart. Says it all.
Olivia is becoming a voracious reader.
Today she finished a book with a LOT of words - I thought it more advanced than her
current abilities could conquer, but I was mistaken.
This can of nuts was her selection from the prize basket :-)
Bryce has a growing fondness for camouflage. This is dad's hat (IF dad can get it back).
Today he informed me why he had been heading upstairs:
"I was going to get my camouflage chair, mom."
Of course. I should have guessed.
Princess Lori naps. She naps twice a day overlapping with Bryce's nap inbetween,
so some days they don't see much of each other. It's a squeal of delight when they do though!
Becoming inseparable companions already. -Except during naps, that is.
Aloria's a trouper, sleeping through a lot of noise and rumble.
I appreciate how flexible every one of these children are as they share tight living quarters.
I love the snow days. Even the middle-of-the-week school-day ones,
and this was no exception!