It's 10:35pm and Anna is still awake. Yowzers. I guess the "I'm not feeling good nap" after church perked her right up.
Anyways . . . . We had a good weekend. A good loooong weekend thanks to a couple snow days. You know, it doesn't take much for them to cancel school here, but that's fine by me. I enjoy the lazy days and staying cozy in the house, watching the kids play outside, and serving hot chocolate.
Both days Anna came to me before 7:30 am fully dressed and bundled up, ready to go outside and play in the snow. Uh, that's a bit early my dear. How about 9 am? I think it's so funny how eager she is to get outside in the snow. And even though I make Conner and Payton join her, she outlasts them all by a long shot. I've said this before, but she just loves being outside.
Payton managed to gather enough snow in the front yard to build a mini snowman.
Our little winter wonderland . . . .
But the best part of the day is when cheeks are icy, fingers are numbing, and toes are frozen (thankfully we are past the stage of snow+cold=tears) and I greet the kids at the back door one by one, and peel off the wet layers right there on the kitchen floor. As they run upstairs to put warm clothes on -- which usually means t-shirts and shorts -- for me there's something heartwarming to see the snow gear all together in a pile. Evidence of a good day of play.
And rather than wear pants and sweaters (something they would never choose to do), they turn to hot chocolate served by mom or cozying under blankets by the heater vent to get warm.
Oh, and here's Conner's reaction when he heard that school was cancelled. After the jumping and cheering he broke into song and air guitar.
And we also enjoyed watching this video on YouTube. :) We followed his advice - "Stay inside your home! Whatever you do, do not leave your house! You're not safe!" Gotta love it.