Still, it was the last day before Christmas break and I didn't send teacher presents in yesterday. Apparently I didn't check the weather carefully. Oh well. I am sure teachers enjoy gifts in January as much as they would in December.
And now, for some pictures of our snow day two weeks ago. We rarely have snow days, (mostly because we are such tough Northern New Yorkers) so two in one month is pretty newsworthy!
Justin and Elsie clearing the front walk. Elsie was integral in this process.
Orianna and Lily made Elsie a little snow car to sit in. Mostly they just made the seat, but Elsie loved it.
Droopy hat, Orianna-girl
Kids I like
The chair Lily made for herself
Gilbert decided to army crawl through the snow. So Elsie had to try it.
And then Lily too.
And then cool Daddy came out back to make a snowman. Mommy was mostly standing around being freezing cold and taking pictures. Is it normal to be jealous of your kids snow clothes? Sigh. Adult snow stuff is so much more expensive. And plus size snow stuff? Fuggitaboutit. Both girls got snow outfits from Lands End this summer when such things are so very cheap, and they are so very magically waterproof and warm with all sorts of cool gimmicks and gadgets. I want some!
So Daddy rescued everyone's innocent preconceived notions about making snowmen on snow days. While Mommy went inside, where it was warm, to diligently search for a nose, eyes, mouth, and buttons for the snowman and turn the kettle on for cocoa. I also trekked all the way across our backyard and broke off a dead branch for arms. Yes, I did survive. Listen, it was a nor'easter, so there was quite a brisk breeze blowing across our very cold backyard. It was chilly!
Silly Lily whacking away a the snow to make it smooth for ball rolling.
Orianna's snowman baby
Putting the head on
We used prunes for eyes and buttons, a carrot nose, and we were going to use raisins for the mouth, but the snow wasn't cooperating, so Justin used a little stick. It is a calm and stately snowman.
The snowman creators
And then back inside for hot cocoa and comics.
Uncle Owen came to plow us out. What a guy!
And this was just a close up of the pictures the girls did for the Thanksgiving wall at Clover and Evan's. Livie wanted me to be sure to get the mathematically confused pilgrim one recorded for posterity.