Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The First Snow

Back on November 25th, we got our first real snow on a Sunday morning.  To give you, first, a little back story to the start of day . . .. the day before my husband's car died when he was leaving work so the boys and I drove in to get him. The plan was for us to take him to work at 3:30 AM on Sunday so I could have the truck to take the boys to church because they had practice for the Christmas program.  When we got up and saw the snow, we both kinda grimaced . . . .every time I have to take my husband to work (or so it seems) we get ice or snow.  We went ahead and loaded the kids in the truck and headed out.  Our road to the expressway was a little dicey but we figured it would be ok . . then we got on the expressway and it was a solid sheet of ice.  Needless to say, we turned around and went home because I was not about to drive home on roads like that - I've lost control on black ice before and did not want to do it again.  We came home, went back to bed and the kids actually slept until almost 9:00.  As soon as they were up they asked to go outside and, since we knew we would not make it to Sunday School, how could we say no?  :-)  The boys were so excited - Josh stepped outside and just smiled from ear to ear - he loves snow.   Two things they noticed right away, first, Nate wanted to make a snowman but quickly realized there was not enough snow and Josh said, "Mom, I want to make a snow angel but we need more snow - it has to cover the dirt and leaves!"  So yes, they will have lots of fun in the snow this winter.

(Maybe next time I'll even put shoes on and step outside to get photos ;-) hahaha)