The girls had their first snow day ever today... you know, hardy plains people and all that. But after two very questionable calls on holding school that resulted in emergency pickups and ridiculously bad roads plagued with many accidents and emergency no-travel bans inside city limits (and even a bus that went off the road with kids on it, though they were all OK) the district finally cried uncle last night and called a snow day for today. This storm has been a "long duration spring snow event," and I can't remember when we had more snow at once. March 2003? January 1978? It's been a while. I even learned a new meteorology term: Conditional Symmetrical Instability, which is what developed last night to cause even more snow.
I will be desperate for snow for the remainder of 2013 and 2014, so we made the most of it today.
This is a questionable game called Sled Down the Shed Steps. I don't like it, but I haven't put a total stop to it, either. We need to get out for real sledding once the sideways snow stops and before it melts.
The dog loves snow. LOVES IT. She loves to bury her head in it, and jump around in it, and chase people in it, and kick it up with her paws. It is a great sadness that we can't let her off her tie-out in the yard. She hasn't tried to bust out of the house since the day we adopted her but today when we were coming in to change out Bridget's gloves, she busted out the side door and ran around the yard in circles in it. We finally had to physically remove her from the out of doors before she got herself into trouble off leash : )
Please don't make me move out of this house.
There was some reading time (Bridget is currently reading Tuesdays at the Castle).
Gracie wrote her persuasive journal entry homework about how snow is the best weather.
Maddie worked more on her new hard music (Clementi).
I made Pioneer Woman brownies yesterday to celebrate all of us arriving home safely, and we happily ate round 2 for lunch today.
Snow days are the best, even if I am wildly behind on all the other stuff I was supposed to be doing instead today : )