Thursday, January 24, 2019

Snow Day x2

I was surprised when my phone went off at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday morning informing me of school's cancellation due to severe weather. When I went to bed the night before we had been under a Winter Weather Advisory, but the "really bad weather" was all to the north of us. Within a few hours that changed (welcome to Iowa) and Iowa's largest school district was cancelled for the day. Usually I get feelings of excitement like I did on snow days as a child. However this morning was met with an "oh crap!"

I REALLY didn't think there wouldn't be school so I had my normal Tuesday routine planned. School bags packed up and everything. 

Luckily, I had a three day weekend and have been prepared for such Snow Day events. I let my kids sleep in, daycare started later than usual, and I put my running shoes on (totally my hard soled slippers, but I swear they make me move faster).

Our snow day included dance parties, a day in pajamas, Netflix, Waffle Blocks, baking brownies and licking the bowl, eating the brownies with hot chocolate, Lego's, and being amazed at the steady snowfall that began late in the afternoon.

Whenever Max wears his long black robe (and especially as he sits on his Waffle Block couch he built!), I call him "Hugh" or "Hefner." He doesn't get the reference at all, but it makes me giggle.

The kids broke out toys we don't get out often.

Snow in my house. Typical for this time of year.

As surprised as I was about school closing on Tuesday, I was even more shocked that it was cancelled on Wednesday as well! That made 5 1/2 days at home (Monday was a scheduled no school day for MLK Day) and a very restless mama. But the minis were super excited for yet another day home. This day consisted of snuggles, more Netflix, snow ice cream, and more building with the Waffle Blocks.

I'm very thankful for our snowblower and Hubs who went out to clear the driveway while I gave updates to daycare families about our roads. Due to the amount of snow we received, all of the hills in our area, and school being closed yet again, I only had a few daycare kiddos for the day.

The first two hours of my day were spent cuddling.

Snow ice cream with snow-ish sprinkles on top.

So quite honestly, they played IN the Waffle Blocks boxes more than with the Blocks.

Harrison built the Statue of Liberty with the Waffle Blocks and the head from our snowman.

I felt it was important to at least have reading time on our second Snow Day.

The kids enjoyed their snow days and me....well, I was happy to get to our regularly scheduled programs on Thursday.