Early in the morning yesterday with the winter sun yet to rise, we got word that school would be canceled with a snow day taking its place! I vividly remember the joy I felt when seeing my school’s name scroll across the screen on the local news if we had gotten several inches in the cold, dark night before going to bed. Stella was ecstatic at the news and the boys followed suit. Eager get outside, the kids and I went out in our warm wools and chunky knits after a big breakfast to try out their new present from nana and papa. Ever since unwrapping their wooden sled on Christmas Eve we have been waiting for snow to fall so we could pull the munchkins around the neighborhood. It held Alfie and Theodore perfectly as I huffed and puffed up and down the sidewalks and on into our backyard. Despite my constant chasing after the kids, I am so out of shape. It’s a bit embarrassing. With all the wrapping and layering it took us about thirty minutes to get all geared up to go outside and we spent about the same amount of time (or less) playing in the snow. I had a ball with them and learned that the magic and wonder of a snow day is definitely not limited to little ones!
Once their little fingers started to get too cold we hustled back in to play blocks and trains by the fire Andrew made us before he headed off to work. We stayed in our jammies and made snowman crafts and listened to old country. I forgot how much I love Randy Travis and the twang of his southern voice. Per their begging, Andrew took them for another spin around the block when he got home and I watched from inside the warmth of our house. They looked so small far away, like little gnomes all bundled up. At one point the four of them fit nicely inside one windowpane as I looked on, the heat of my breath fogging the glass. After they made their way back home and the two of us un-wrapped and un-layered our babies, we settled in the kitchen for leftover soup. I wasn’t too thrilled about leftover soup to be honest, but when you’re cold and hungry, leftover soup sounds mighty good and it was.