20 December 2008

Snow Day!

Yesterday was supposed to be the last day of school before break. We got 12 inches of snow (actually 13 in my suburb), and school was canceled. So what did we do? We took a nap...

We played in the snow. We have a slight incline behind our garage, so the boys did some tubing. Drew loves to go sledding!

Peter loves the snow too! He stayed out the longest-about 2 hours!



This is Michael's first year to really play in the snow. He was only out for about 15 minutes. Daddy pushed him in the tube, and he slid out and got a face full of snow! He. was. done.


In the afternoon, we made cutouts and decorated them. Some of you have commented on the abundance of cookies. I have a really big family (my Michael is the 25th grandchild on my side of the family), and we host Christmas Eve. Cookies are dessert. Leftover cookies freeze really well, too!
After 13 inches, you'd think we'd be done tonight. Oh no! We are expecting another 5 tonight and then we have windchill warnings for the next 36 hours (supposed to be -25 degree windchill). We went to Mass tonight. We are staying in tomorrow.




10 comments:

Shannon said...

Snow days are fun!

Yeesh... another 5 inches coming! I'd be staying home, too!

Corinne said...

Yeah!! Bundle up, waaaayyy too cold babe!!!

Amy said...

Looks like lots of fun! It was HOT here yesterday but I see this morning that it has gotten quite cool again. Probably why I am sick with a cold, the changing weather.

Enjoy your time having fun :)

Holli said...

That's a heck of alot of snow!!! I bet your kids love it :) Have fun!

Amy said...

The snow looks like great fun. The windchill not so much. Stay warm.
25 Grandkids! Ok, no more jokes about your cookie craze. That's wild and wonderful. I love big families. When I was little there were 13 grandkids when we all got together at my Grandmother's farm. And you know there were probably loads of cookies then too.
Enjoy. Merry Christmas.

Susie said...

Happy first day of winter:-( We are so over it already! We have 4 foot snow drifts in our driveway!! Even if we wanted to go somewhere, we couldn't. So, we are having family togetherness today:-)

Journey of Truth (Sarah) said...

We did have to scrape ice off our car this AM to get to Mass. Uff dah. Still, we don't have inches and inches of snow to get through. Stay warm!!

Bia said...

Brrr. I am a winter wimp...there, I've confessed.

But it is awfully cozy...

Clare said...

cant wait for those cookies wednesday night!

Kim H. said...

Uh, I'm gonna say it again....LUCKY! I want some snow. Looks like the boys had a blast - those tubes are AWESOME. Santa's bringing my boys each one - I hope they actually get to use them. We'll definitely be taking them up to Chicago at the end of the week.

Wish it wasn't so crazy with family visits, or I'd be up for a road trip to meet you somewhere in between. :)

I love the fact that you are a cookie factory - your kids will always have that great memory.

Stay warm and bundle up girlfriend! Glad you stayed in today. Be safe.