Thursday, February 03, 2011

Snow Days

Well, unless you've been hiding under a rock the last few days, you know by now that a good portion of the country was hit by the "storm of the century." We were no exception.

I was hoping Monday night that our school district would announce that we would at least be closing early on Tuesday, to account for traffic, buses, etc during the start of the storm, but no luck. Most of my class rides a special bus and they were picked up an hour early since it was getting bad by that point. I was left with two students. :)

The kids and I made it to get milk, pick up some meds, and get Liam. We were home by 4:30 and it was pretty bad: slick and low visability. The snow continued to fall through the night...

And school was called off for Wednesday! We had fun hanging out, watching movies, and I actually got a lot done around the house. Olivia and Liam ventured out to play, but Braeden opted to stay warm. He did go across the street to a friend's house for a while though. :)

School was again called off for today, more because of the negative temps and the many students who walk or wait at bus stops. Today Olivia broke out her cake maker she's had for a LONG time and hasn't used yet...

Her two sous chefs and herself made quite the cake. :) They were so proud!

I got lots more done today which feels GREAT! We also ventured out of the house as some cabin fever was setting in. We went out to lunch and to a store, and the weather was actually pretty nice, though the wind was biting.

In adoption news, today I received an email with instructions for beginning my dossier (paperwork to send to Hong Kong). I have heard lots of stories of people running around and collecting multiple amounts of paper to include, but it looks like I got most of this DONE with my second agency application and only have a couple pieces to sign and send in! HOORAY!


Kathy C. said...

Don't miss the snow!!

Hope the paperwork goes quickly.

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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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