Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Days

For those of you who aren't in the Northwest, this past week has had some crazy weather. We have had snow... lots of it- enough that they canceled church last week. Before you get too worried, keep in mind that the real problem is that up here we are wimps when it comes to snow... and unprepared- it doesn't help that there aren't any snowplows, salt or de-icing equipment. So it has all been a bit uncertain and stressful trying to figure out whether events will be on or canceled.

On the other hand, it has been a dream for the kids. School has been canceled for a week. While Dave was driving to work through the snow with chains on his car and I have been trying to decide whether to cancel or hold choir rehearsals, the kids were happily sledding and playing until they were froze, coming in and drinking hot chocolate to thaw, playing until they froze again, ad infinitum. Despite the warnings that snow was coming, I regrettably ignored my urge to buy sleds in my quest to be frugal. So my kids, undeterred, were reduced to mooching off the neighbors or sliding down our neighborhood hill on cardboard or our plastic baby bath. However, they seemed quite fine with this arrangement.

After a harrowing drive to the airport, I put Jared and Camryn on a plane to go visit Grandma Susan on Wednesday, (This was planned before the snow days. Dave, Jackson and I will follow on Monday.) but before they left they had lots of time to play in the snow. Here are some pictures of our snow days.

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