Good morning from snowy Nashville! Today we are beginning to thaw out somewhat from our first snow of the year. We were expecting snow around lunch on Thursday. I made the mistake of telling this to Libby who sat around in her boots and warm clothes all day waiting for the snow. We ran our errands for the day early, before the anticipated arrival of the snow, and fueled our excitement with ice cream for lunch.
I mean you are only little once, right?
We waited and waited and nothing happened. The weather report changed late in the afternoon saying that snow would come Friday morning instead. So we bathed all of the kids and ourselves and were in our jammies when Lee went to take the trash out. He came back in and reported that it was SNOWING. We bundled the kids up as best as we could quickly and with still wet hair we all went outside to see the first snow of the year. It was just starting to fall and the girls were so excited. Emry didn’t understand what all the fuss was about.
Friday when I opened the shades I was greeting with a heavy dusting of snow that was still coming down. Reports were that the roads in our area were too icy, cars had already been abandoned or slid into ditches, so Lee got to work from home. We snuggled in bed with the girls while Emry slept in and stayed warm and cozy. We promised Libby we would go out to play in a little bit but first we had to eat breakfast and get dressed in some warm clothes. The girls were pretty patient and before too long Lee was outside playing with the girls.
It was a fun fifteen minutes until Libby decided the snow was too cold and her hands felt like they had bee stings. After unbundling, the girls cozied up on the couch for a little tv time under a warm blanket. We took on the rest of the day at a slow pace, we did our homeschool work leisurely and played in between naps. Snow fell off and on all day. In the evening while I was making an early dinner, Lee took the girls back out for another round of playing. Emry and I spied on them from the back windows as they ran around and threw snow at one another. I promised Emry that next year he would be old enough to go out and play as we watched. In total we got less than 2 inches of snow, however, to the girls those two inches were as good as getting two feet.