Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Days

Today is Morgan's second snow day due to the blizzard that came through. She still doesn't quite understand how the snow keeps her from going to school, but we've been making the most of our days here at home, so she doesn't miss school quite so much ;-) Here's a little list of the things we've been up to:
*Slept in...okay, so I'm the only one who slept in....the kids were still up and running and 6:00 am.
*Stayed in pajamas ALL day...I wasn't going anywhere and no one was stopping by.... ;-)
*Worked on workbooks
*Played games
*Read books
*Kids did my hair
*Did each other's nails (NOT Blake's though!)
*Watched movies and ate popcorn....for lunch!
*Danced around the living room to fun music
*Watched the truck that got stuck across the road get pulled out
*Made funny poses and took pictures of them

Now Rich wasn't home for any of this. Turns out that he learned in a meeting at work Tuesday that the guys from engineering (which is Rich) could be plowing snow during the storm (Rich works for the road commission for the county south of us.) Let me tell you that before learning of the possibility of being able to plow snow, Rich wasn't sure he was going to make it into work, but when he found out he could be plowing snow he MADE SURE he could make it into work....wasn't sure if he could make it home, but he was going to work!! For those of you who don't know road commission hours during storms....they're LONG! Rich worked from 8 am until 10 pm (regular laborers worked 7 am until 11 pm on that shift) then didn't even know if he could make it home after that. I thought for sure he was going to have to stay with someone in town, but about the time I was hoping he'd be coming, I saw a reflection of headlights in the TV and it was him! (The only headlights I'd seen all day besides those of the stuck truck and the snowmobiles.) He said there were times he didn't know the truck would get through, but it did-YAY! (He's back at work again today too....plowing snow again.)
Earlier on in the evening yesterday, since I didn't know if Rich would be home, I got to go out in the weather and do chores. (I did put jeans on to go out, but got right back in pj's when I got back in.) While out there, I saw some sights that I haven't seen here before (these pictures don't do the drifts justice):
This looks like a big hill, but it's a drift that's probably up to my head! (The outhouse and the play set are on the other can barely see the top of the slide.)
Today, we're doing a lot of the same we did yesterday, plus some actual work and some baking. We're making a gingerbread man. The kids loved sifting the flour....they said it looks like it's snowing. :-)


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Your the best mom! What fun things you always do. I'm so glad Rich made it home safe. What a job but I know how important it is and how many rely on him. Such a blessing he is :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree with Alexis, your a great mom! Sounds like you had a fun time, so many things to do. Those are long hours for Rich to work. Wow, that is a lot of snow! Hope you had fun today too, especially with the gingerbread man.

Alexia said...

The drifts were crazy. I was driving home while it was all coming down on Tuesday night and I was a little worried that my little car wasn't going to make it LOL

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

The pics of the kiddos are so cute! I am not sure how you guys do it. I would definitely be suffering from cabin fever!

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - that is alot of snow! We were out today although we only got 2 inches. LOL Of course we live in the south so 2 inches is a big deal here. I have never even seen as much snow as you have.

shopannies said...

wow it certianally does look like you all had a lot of snow thanks for visiting my blog and for the congrats on our lil prince we are so very happy

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