Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snow Days

We got 7 inches of snow here on Monday night into Tuesday morning, which caused us to be out of school for Tuesday and Wednesday and have a delay on Thursday!  With a day off already on Monday for Presidents' Day, this was a very short school/work week!

It is bitterly cold here with wind chills well into the negatives, but the kids still wanted to play outside.  Caleb is of the age that he wants to play with his neighborhood friends, so I didn't get any pictures of him.  He had a great time sledding outside and watching movies with them though!  

Chloe REALLY loves the snow, which is surprising for a Boxer!  They are typically fair-weather dogs, but she really enjoyed gallopping around in the snow and eating big mouthfuls!  She tired herself out running around and around the back yard!  (She loves our fenced-in yard!)

Abby begged me for several hours to go outside, despite my best efforts to entice her to stay in where it is warm!  She learned that they idea of playing in the snow is much more fun than actually doing it and didn't stay out for very long!  She was thrilled to finally build her snowman with the snowman kit that she got from her Make-a-Wish Wish Granters though!  She's been hoping for enough snow to build one all winter!  Chloe kept stealing his hat!  :)

We spent the rest of the day cuddled up on the couch trying to stay warm.  Unfortunately, our gas fireplace decided that this would be a good time to stop working.  The company can't come out until next Friday, so we're just piling on the layers until then.

If you've been following the blog for a while, you know that Abby has an obsession with this snowman that was given to us by my mom about 6 years ago.  She mutulated loved ours to death, so Nina gave Abby hers a few months ago.  It is dying too, slowly but surely!  The snowman will die knowing it was loved, though!

Yesterday, I took Caleb, Abby, Owen, Sara, and Anna to see Paddington Bear at the movie theater.  It was cute and the kids seemed to enjoy themselves.  We all do love our snow days!!  :)

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