The last time I had a snow day where I got to enjoy myself was on President's Day was when I was in college and we got six inches of sleet, here in Evansville. This time around we have around seven inches now that the snow has finally stopped...I think.
I love this photo Alan took...if only there weren't trash cans all along the street.
We took a vacation day today because while the roads weren't super terrible in the morning, we knew that by the time we were to come home, they would probably be pretty bad since the city can't handle an inch, much less seven inches of snow. After last year's winter, when we got a bunch of snow and I spun across three lanes of traffic and back before getting stuck trying to get to daycare to pick up the kids, there was no way I was endangering all of us by getting on the roads.
Because we hardly ever get snow down here that actually stays around to play in, we took the kids out briefly. We don't have any hills in our neighborhood, so the only "hill" they got was a snow drift against a tree. Ewan enjoyed it, but Cecily just thought it was lame...so like her mommy. I used to go out and fly down the hills in the woods behind my mom's house with my neighborhood friends, on the very same purple sled I pulled the kids with.
Ewan of course wanted to pull me on it too.
We ended our time outside with some snow ice cream. I grew up in Northern Indiana, where we got plenty of snow but I had never made it before. I added some cocoa powder in so we had vanilla and chocolate. Pretty good!
It was so nice to be able to be a kid again and enjoy our snow day, even if it was just for a few hours. If you got snow today, I hope you were also able to get out and have fun too!