Last Tuesday night, based on the prediction of snow, the county cancelled school. Which meant preschool is also cancelled. I called into work, letting them know stuff would be delayed- drawbacks of working from home, pro of working for your family).
I was surprised to wake up to actual snow.
The kids were ecstatic and wanted to dash out immediately, while I had to mull over where I had stashed snowsuits during last year's Amazon ordering frenzy.
I delay the cold-immersion by bribing them with pancakes and bacon, while I wake up with a chai tea latte, made with some chai tea and Cruze Farm's chai milk (amazing!!). The kids watch some Disney Junior and drink milk. Morgan is getting ready for work during the morning hubbub (I'm the morning person in the relationship).
My snow day outfit. Old Navy sweat pants and slippers for the win, folks!
After breakfast it's off to the races. We head up to the guest room, where the kids have created their own indoor gym.
Buddy in the pillow pit.
After 23 minutes of relative peace, we are back in business. I get out the "messy sand" hoping it will help me get this laundry folded.
It's only 10:00 AM at this point.
I get the laundry folded, and locate snow clothes. We get dressed. This takes approximately 49 minutes. Seriously.
But then. . .SNOW!
Not enough for sledding yet, so the kids get out their ride-able scooter things. We stay out for about an hour.
Lunch for all is lemon chicken soup from the freezer, oranges, and crackers.
Dell Harper has a clothing change due to enthusiastic soup consumption. Deeds helps me vacuum up all the errant messy sand, while DH hides in her room. He loves the "coom" and she hates it.
Then I get out the play dough.
I start to prep the dinners I'm making for friends who recently had babies, while they dough it up.
Then I get to work on French chickens in the pot for my baby dinners, along with pureed cauliflower and lemon garlic green beans.
I then join Dell Harper and cuddle up in my bed. She works on a sticker letter/number workbook.
I peruse the latest Garden and Gun, and, perhaps, snooze just a bit.
After a solid 2.5 hour nap for Deeds, it's time for sledding. I get everyone back in their gear. Morgan arrives home from work, and joins us, before delivering the baby dinners for me. Luckily they are both going to neighbors, so he doesn't have to drive too far.
I get everyone out of snow clothes, and the kids play while I get our dinner together. Chili and tamales from the freezer. Have I mentioned how much I love a well-stocked freezer yet? Ha!
We all devour dinner- starting without Morgan who is still out delivering food. Normally we all eat together, but we are STARVING from all the sledding. He gets back and I make him a plate. Kiddos run around a bit more, while I clean up and Morgan eats.
While Morgan takes a work call, I clean up the house, (dishes, countertops, sweeping, loads of laundry and dishwasher, putting up snow gear, etc.). When we both finish up, we curl up on the couch in the family room and rent Straight Outta Compton. Morgan and I both give it two thumbs up, then crawl into bed (while simultaneously wikipedia-ing Suge Knight).
After a couple pages of my book (some Aunt Dimity mystery nonsense, that was perfect for a snow day, and my depleted brain), I am out. Ready for school tomorrow, right?
Ha, of course not- kids don't have school the rest of the week. . .ah, snow in the South.