All right how do you feel about a snow day?
I absolutely love for a snow day or two… I love the feeling of pretending like I’m a child and making excuses for why everything work-related is put on hold. The feeling of no obligations and no stressors to “get it all done“ because you can’t… It’s a snow day!
Snow Days mean extra time with the family and making memories.
I love everyone being at home together making good memories and allowing ourselves a break from “real life.” Our days are often full of conference calls, studying for a vocab test, or racing a child from this friends house to school activities. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my “busyness” of life but sometimes it’s nice to take a break and a snow day forces us to take that break.
The first snow day seems to always be the most exciting.
For me that meant James downstairs fully dressed by 6:45 ready to go outside and play while his sisters were still sleeping. Now, I am a big fan of children knowing how to play by themselves and in the snow that seems to be even easier for them to enjoy. James got a sled and created a game that enabled him to sled on our flat driveway. He’s very innovative! He placed the sled on the ground and then took a running start to get onto the sled and move a little under one foot. He had a ball and then Mary Catherine was awake to join in on the fun. The two of them play so well together! (Mom win!)
Learning all about four-wheel-drive -ha!
They got out James’ power wheels jeep and couldn’t figure out why the back wheels would turn on the icy snowy driveway but not the front wheels… That led to an interesting conversation about four-wheel-drive with daddy. The investigation and the inquisitive minds seem to be nonstop in the snow.
One of my favorite moments of the day…
Kaiser, who is almost 12, goes back-and-forth between wanting to play and feeling too old to play. But even she couldn’t stay away from the fun outside. I had the best spot in the house watching the three of them play outside together. When I sit on my loveseat in my office I could see everything they were doing but they didn’t know I was watching. Isn’t that the best when they don’t know you’re watching and you catch them being super siblings with each other?
After a little while they came back in requesting hot chocolate. I obliged and they snuggled up in front of the fire to watch cartoons. Kaiser is way too cool for cartoons (just ask her), but she is all about snuggling up and watching TV with her dad. I can’t even tell you how many episodes of their current favorite cartoons they watched.
The real confession comes here…
I, while sitting on my couch with this amazing view outside, could look the other way and watch the TV in my office… Let me just admit it was a total Netflix binge watching day for me. Have you watched Firefly Lane? It was sooooo good I could not turn away. Who doesn’t love Katherine Heigl? Anyway I digress…
A must-do when it snows… sledding!
Mid afternoon we all decided to layer up and head to our favorite sledding spot. We have so many years of memories of sledding on the schools soccer field hill with various friends. One year we even took a portable fire pit with hotdogs and marshmallows. I’m not sure that was totally allowed, but dang was it fun!
We had an absolute ball sledding and then it was time to come back for more fireside TV. Yes, I will admit it we watched TV for a good part of the day, but it was nice to just “do nothing” with the family.
To wrap up the day, Kaiser and J.T. made the family dinner.
I had thrown some stuff in the crockpot thinking we would just have soup for dinner before we went sledding but Kaiser and J.T. had other plans. They had ribs to throw on the grill as soon as we got home. Soup and ribs was the perfect snow day dinner while we all curled up to watch our favorite family show, Shark Tank.
That was our snow day and it was a great day to say the least.
What is on your agenda for the next several snow days?
Snow angels and snow cream are at the top of ours! And, maybe some more Shark Tank!