The weather here has been extremely unusual - last week it started getting colder and colder with lots of frost in the morning.
They had been predicting snow for Friday all week long, and they were right. This is what we woke up to on Friday morning.
The kids and I snuggled up in my flannel sheets and watched a little morning tv, then I convinced them we should eat breakfast before heading out to play in the snow. They ate far more quickly than usual, got bundled up, and headed out into the snow. And ohhhh they were so happy :)
And although I think it was originally Graham's idea, Eleanor really embraced the idea of a snowball fight :) Looks innocent enough here....
....but then this happened!
They were just so happy to be out there - such fun!
They came in all wet and exhausted, so we spent some time hanging out in the living room watching shows. While we were doing that, I was very thankful to see Kenny arrive home safely. It wasn't snowing when he left in the wee hours of the morning, but it just got worse and worse as the morning went on and it became quite dangerous for anyone to be on the road.
We spent the rest of the day hanging around the house. Graham worked on some paper projects and Ellie enjoyed some pretend/dress-up time.
Later in the afternoon we wandered out to take the kids to Wil's house, but since it had continued to stay cold all day and kept snowing, things were pretty ugly out on the roads. It took us about an hour to drive the 10 miles to Wil's house.
Still very cold on Saturday morning, the snow was going nowhere....but I do have to admit it was gorgeous. So bright and pretty...
Still pretty slick on the roads, there weren't many people going out. Seemed like a great time to do some Christmas shopping :) I was happy to get a few more things crossed off the list and it was nice to get out of the house for a bit.
The weather folks thought it would get down to 5 overnight, but they were a little off, and by the time we woke up in the morning it was 8 BELOW zero! Needless to say, everything looked about the same...
Still bright and beautiful, and still quite chilly out there. We headed out to the grocery store early to avoid any crowds, then headed home to start a fire and have a nice big Sunday morning breakfast and watch a movie. While watching the movie I also got inspired to finish decorating the tree. It's had lights on for a week, but it looks sooo much better with all of the ornaments....
We wandered away from our fireplace just long enough to take Sammie for a little walk - she was really wanting to get out and play in the snow too.
Since the roads are all still snowy and icy, we already know there's no school for the kids tomorrow and Kenny won't be able to work either. I'm supposed to report to work though, and I really do have so much to do, so I was planning on going whether they required us to or not. I think (hope!) it will be warming up some soon so we can get back to our "normal" weather, but it has been fun to have a little reminder of the weather back home in Wisconsin.