Our First Snow Day

by Josée

This morning Teddy crawled into our bed for a snuggle. He snuggled for a bit then got up and looked out of our bedroom window. Immediately he took note of the white landscape and proclaimed in his very loud voice “ss-no! ss-no!”. My two other bleary-eyed children stumbled into our room to look out the window. The excitement was tangible and before I could properly wake up I was helping everyone find their snow gear. Usually Wednesdays are our busiest day of the week but this morning my son was complaining of a stomach ache. I find it difficult to gauge whether he means he is actually feeling sick or just in need of some time in the bathroom. Thankfully by lunch time it was clear that it was the later and so with all that snow that was everywhere we decided to have a snow day.

The snow was wet and heavy, perfect for snow sculptures of every kind. Our backyard is now the temporary home of a snowman, snow caterpillar and snow bunny. Because the snow came down so fast and heavy one of our lilac bushes snapped in half. I am lucky that was the only thing damaged in our yard. Others have had trees falling on their homes and roads and have been without electricity since last night. With a warning of colder temperatures in a couple days I am hoping that most of the snow will melt so that we clear road for our upcoming road trip!

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Libbety November 28, 2014 - 6:09 am

Wow! That is one huge carrot… at first glance I thought it was a French baguette. Happy snow day and Happy Thanksgiving.

Josée November 28, 2014 - 7:05 am

It was a big carrot! My son broke it in half. Half for the snowman and half for him to eat.

Elisa Armstrong December 6, 2014 - 3:05 am

Love it! Our snowman is still out there too…frozen solid! I don't think it will get warm again for a long time. =)

Josée December 8, 2014 - 5:24 am

Our snowman has already melted away. The only thing left was the carrot which I imagine some critter will come get soon. I think my children would have preferred that snow to stay but I'm sure we'll more soon.


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