After missing school at least three times for what amounted to really cold rain, the kids finally have some snow to talk about. Over a foot!! My parents, just south of us, didn't get anything at all. We got so much that Ken's store and my university both closed. In fact JMU closed for two days! It's Spring Break for the students, and now it's Spring Break for the staff!
We had a big breakfast of sausage, eggs, and muffins and then began the long, grueling task of collecting winter wear: clean underwear, tights, socks, leggings, corduroys, tank tops, t shirts, long sleeves and sweater. Over all of that went snow suits, jackets, hats, gloves, scarves and boots. I even remembered to have the kids go potty before they started!!
We went out and tried getting out the front door. Ken had shoveled the walk before he had gone to check on the store, but it had snowed another few inches after that. Benjamin kept getting stuck by walking into snow that was up to his waist.
We eventually made it down the street and had fun sledding down the road by our house. Then we went to our neighbor's house and built her a snowman right by her back door.
When Ken got back, we went to a different part of the street to sled and throw snowballs. Henry had fun just diving into snow piles. Frances tried building a snow fort, but I'm not sure how far she actually got.
After about two hours we came in for lunch (tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches) and the a 'nap.' I think Ken was the only one who actually slept. We did some housework and I got started on dinner before we went back out to build a family snowman. All in all, it was a great day. It was also the first time we've had a day together as a family in a very long time. And we get to spend today together too!