Nothing better than a snow day. I'm guessing we got about 15" in the last 24 hours. The kids have been shoveling and building snow castles, but the unlucky thing about homeschooling is no one was given the day off of school, not the teacher or the students. Still, we fit two treks into the yard, loading up all the snow gear, hunting for mittens (some kids were luckier than others), throwing on hats, slipping on boots.
Of course, I had hot chocolate waiting when all was done, and even managed to find a bag of marshmallows. Clementine stood at the window and squealed at her brothers and sisters, but I didn't feel like bundling her up, too. I think she would have gone out and played in the snow just like she was, in her pajamas, if she would have made her way out the door. At any rate, she tried several times.
I don't mind a big snowstorm, especially since it's still February, but I really start to get tired of it once it is spring. And unfortunately, Colorado is rather notorious for all its spring snows. I just don't feel like I should be shoveling snow on Mother's Day, which is what happened the last two years, believe it or not. On the other hand, the bright Colorado sunshine ensures that no snow stays for very long, not even the ones that hit in the winter. The roads outside my house already look clear. Meanwhile, my kids are enjoying this snow for as long as it lasts.