I knew that we were going to have a snowstorm today and had anticipated an early dismissal, because the snow was supposed to start around noon. I was hoping to get my last little bit of Christmas shopping done while Kyle was at preschool and Amanda was at school, but when I checked at 7 o'clock this morning, the school districts in the area had already decided to close. We were all up and at 'em by then, so since it was still dry, I decided that we should get out while we could.
We went to K Mart to buy snowpants to ensure ease in cold wet snowplay (I had been to Target last week, and they only had a bad color in Amanda's size, and the ones I bought for Kyle were too big). We also bought some tissues, milk, and brownie mix to get us through the day. It was 8:45 and there was still no snow in sight, so we treated ourselves to Panera. By 9:20, the snow was falling. It was so cold that it stuck right away. Driving home was a little slick. The kids wanted to play in it right away. We got a little snow last Friday, but this is our first real snowfall.
Last year Kyle hardly even wanted to walk in the snow, much less play in it, so I am happy to report that he has figured out that snow + trucks = fun.
We got this little bit in the first hour. After it stopped snowing, they went out and played about an hour before they had to come in to warm up. An hour later a lot more snow was coming down and they went out again. They didn't last as long that time because it was so wet. It's still snowing. It's supposed to warm up tomorrow, so I'm sure that Amanda will be back at school, but I predict a delayed opening, which is actually my favorite call. We get to chill at home for an extra 90 minutes, but we don't get an extra day tacked on the calendar.
Being cooped up today wasn't so bad, but I am glad we had a little early-morning excursion. Of course, I still have to make my shopping trip sometime.