Friday, February 01, 2008

Snow Day

We began our winter storm warning last night at 6pm and it was to continue until tonight at 6pm. I was one of some teachers hoping for a snow day for today. I don't mind making up a day at the end of the year. It's these freezing not-wanting-to-get-out-of-bed days of Jan/Feb that make for a great free day time. A day with no plans because we should have been at work. We have a new automated system which calls all of the houses in our district to let them know of school cancellations and reminders. IF we were to have a snow day, we would get the call at 6am.
I was up at 5:30, my usual time. Couldn't sleep, though my alarm was set for 6. I sat on the couch and watched out the window. We had gotten snow, but it really didn't look like that much. I thought there was no way our district would take off today. I showered and dressed and sat in bed with the phone in my hands. At 6:02am it rang! A snow day!!! No work, no school! I changed and went to bed. Of course we were all up and raring by 7. :) But it was a good try. :)

We had a pretty lazy day. Got some laundry done. Olivia and Braeden played in the front yard in the snow. Girlie hasn't felt well for a couple days, so I didn't want to take her out. During nap I shoveled the drive and walks which went well, it was gorgeous out, but now my arms are paying. After nap time the daughter of a teacher friend, who interns with me and who is also a sitter (a senior in HS), her two friends and one of their siblings who is five, came by our house. We live down the block from THE only sledding hill around here. Our block has been packed with cars since about 3pm. They were on their way sledding and wanted to see if we would go. I said I didn't want to take Girlie out, but if Olivia and/or Braeden wanted to go they could. Braeden wouldn't, I think he was shy, but Olivia did and had a blast. They were gone about 1 1/2 hours! She should sleep real well tonight. :)

Tomorrow we are having cake and ice cream with a friend and her daughter to celebrate Liam and Braeden's birthdays. Braeden turns 4 on Thursday! How is he 4 already???!!! Wow!


Julie said...

WOW! I love Snow- I wish we had some!!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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