Yesterday morning I woke up at
1:30 4:30 for the day at 5:45 am to the ground covered with a shimmery white. Excited, I let Koda out to discover she didn’t create a single paw print meaning only one thing… ice.
While I was a little bummed not to wake up to a foot of the powdery stuff, one girl couldn’t have cared less.
Hailey woke up giddy and chatting away about going sledding. Luckily it took us long enough to gather our snow gear that we all could fit in some breakfast first.
After shoveling it down, we suited up.
What an inch of ice lacks in soft beauty, it makes up for in sledding conditions. It was ideal for long rides down the middle of the streets.
We all felt like kids again and Hailey didn’t stop grinning or yelling wheeeee for even a second.
By midmorning I ventured back inside to give Kaitlyn her nap, but David and Hailey kept at it. I managed to coerce her inside around 11 with the promise of hot chocolate…
She slurped about half of it before begging to go back outside to help daddy shovel.
Watching her was awesome. Though she enjoyed the snow last year, this year she completely reveled in it.
Eventually I had to pull the mom card and get everyone inside for lunch (bowl of black bean soup not pictured).
I somehow finagled overlapping afternoon naps, which allowed me to get in a few minutes of reading The Girl on the Train before falling asleep myself for 45 glorious minutes.
We spent the rest of the afternoon in the playroom eating copious amount of popcorn and watching Kaitlyn focus on her second favorite toy, the stroller she can push and walk behind. This toy is now only second to the dishwasher, which remains a stronghold in first.
Around 5:30 we headed downstairs. To the tune of Creature Report CREATURE REPORT, I made dinner for Hailey and Kaitlyn.
Baths, books and bed followed, then David and I hit up the hot tub with a glass of wine before heading in for our own late dinner.
I really feel I could just alternate dinners in the following format: buffalo chicken night, Mexican night, repeat indefinitely, and be a happy camper.
We had time to squeeze in one episode of Homeland with my sweet fur ball snoring up on my lap before calling it a night.
A productive day it was not, but that’s the fun thing about snow (ice), it can force me to slow down and just enjoy chilling out (pun intended) with my family. Thank you weather. Now if you’d like to return to your previous February weather of sunny and 60s, I’d be most grateful!
What is your favorite snow day activity?
I’m all about the sledding. It is ridiculously fun! Though a cozy fire and a glass of pinot ranks pretty high too…