SNOW!!! REAL SNOW in VA!!!
It's a snow day at our house!
What's winter for if it doesn't snow? That's my question. I grew up in the south and we 'sometimes' got snow, but not enough to make me happy I guess because now I find myself sorta dreaming of a good snow each winter. In Virginia we get snow, but we don't typically get a TON of it and when we do get a lot of snow...like last night...I love it! It doesn't seem to hang around for a long time which is kinda nice too. But I'm a southern girl who loves to get snowed in- once or twice each winter.
Here's our snow day in review via pictures...we're now doing a first floor quick clean up, then we'll start dinner prep. and showers, and after dinner clean up we're going to watch a movie and have popcorn (not everyone got to taste the first batch in our new popcorn maker shown below).
|That orange dot in the middle of the picture is an orange cone. A full size one!|
|See the snow at the bottom of our deck door? That's not a good marker for how much we got because it blows around on the deck, but still it looks kinda cool.|
|The van has a new 'look'|
|My winter yard sign is normally hanging about 8 inches above the mulch. Not today!|
|The morning began with play time with the littles. Dressing up dolls with #6 first.|
|...and car racing with #5!|
|Then castle building...|
|#6 asked me to take this picture of her because she is 'standing like an Irish dancer' ; )|
|Crazies #2 and #3 had a blast sliding down the curvy slide and right into the snow!|
|#3 showing me how high the snow comes up on her.|
|#2 covered #3 with snow. Told ya they were my 'crazies'!|
|Even the kitties got a snow day and snuggled in the mud room a bit.|
|#5 made up a game of us own. Catch the foil ball in the cup anyone?|
|Time for a favorite card game- Up and Down the River|
|A tense game of Jenga was played.|
|Each kid approached Jenga with different seriousness.|
|And, #2 with his own silliness.|
|Well deserved hot chocolate after a lot of hard shoveling.|
|Thanks to Uncle Marc and his family we got this awesome popcorn maker for Christmas!|
We used it for the first time today!
|The family room was well loved and used today. We spent a lot of time together.|
Loved our snow day together! So much to be thankful for tonight!