Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Snow Days!

We've had a huge storm blow through this weekend.  The snow started Thursday mid-morning.  By the time I went to pick D and the carpool kids up (2 hours early because of the snow) it took me a full hour to drive the carpool.  The snow came fast a slick.  Twice I had to back down the hill I was on to try again because I couldn't go any further.  K's bus was on snow route so our neighbor agreed to pick her up at the snow route drop off location along with the rest of the kids in our little circle.   It was a long and convoluted series of events later that finally culminated with our neighbor driving to the school and getting all the kids in our circle off the bus and bringing them home about 2 p.m.  Remember, school got out at 12:50! Roy came home early from work and we spent the afternoon playing in the snow and being together.
School was cancelled on Friday.  Snow fell most of the day.  We stayed home (except for a foray out in the morning so I could go to the gym and Roy could buy cereal) and played games, watched movies and tried to keep the snow outside.
Saturday brought more snow.  We loaded up and went to a local school that has some great hill for sledding down.  Everyone tried to sled except for me.  Somehow it was never my turn.  I had tripled up my socks before we left.  That turned out to be a very good thing because A didn't actually wear any socks.  Not only that but she was wearing fabric boots that were worn clear through so I could see her naked toes.  It felt a little pioneerish for her to be walking out in the snow with holes in her shoes and no socks.  K got cold first so I took her back to the van with baby C (who got a few runs in on the sled with daddy) to wait for everyone else to come.  It really was fun.  Just wish the kids had snow pants and such but with big snow only happening once every 5 years or so it just isn't practical.
Roy's had several opportunities for "hero work" as he's jokingly called it this weekend.  He's helped at least 3 people push their cars up hills or dug them out after they've slid down hill.  We also had a bit of excitement in our little circle when our neighbor nearly sliced her finger off and had to be taken to the ER.  Since her husband wasn't home yet, Roy hero-ed up and took her.  It's given us lots of fun jokes about being a hero -- it's hard work ya know.
On Sunday church was cancelled.  Not only was there snow at this point but also some freezing rain creating a crust of ice on top of the snow.  Most worship services were cancelled up here.  We had church at home.  It was pretty fun.  I gave a lesson for church, then D gave a lesson for "primary" and A picked some songs for us to sing for "singing time".  She was "Sister Simmons" (our primary chorister).
Monday saw school cancelled again.  The roads are just too slick for a bunch of buses to be driving around all day.  I have to admit, I'm pretty ready for the kids to be back in school.  They are too.  The are still playing well together but tempers are a bit more touchy.

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