Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow Day!

There's not a whole lot I miss about being in school, aside from the whole no responsibilities thing of course. But I do miss the excitement of watching the snow (or snow AND ice, in our case) fall and waiting in anticipation to see if we would have school the next day. Once you're a grown up and have a real job, however, there aren't many snow days in life. Snow just means your commute will take longer, you'll have to get up earlier to scrape your car and let it warm up and that your feet will be cold all day long.

Sometimes, if we're really lucky though, we might get one or two of those long lost snow days. And friends, yesterday was my lucky day! My boss told me to stay home and that they would call if they needed anything. I think part of this generosity had something to do with the fact they were afraid the pregnant lady would slip and fall on the ice...whatever the reason, I'll take it!

I had big plans of what I would get accomplished on my snow day, and managed not to do a single one of them. But I have no regrets. It was absolutely wonderful to be a couch potato and do N-O-T-H-I-N-G!! As I'm sure all of you can agree with, the holiday season seems to leave all our weekends jam packed with something. There are parties, shopping, wrapping presents, preparing for Santa and all kinds of other things that take up our time. So yesterday, I soaked up every bit of my free time and just relaxed. Here's what we did manage to do at the Maxwell House on our snow day:

*Make pancakes for breakfast, with the best kitchen helper ever.

*Play hide and seek, Elefun, puzzles and lots of other games.


*Make sure Jackson didn't feel left out and snuggled him in blankets too.

*Order pizza and eat in the living room while watching Frosty the Snowman.

Waiting on her pizza. Love that her belly is hanging out!


*Stay in our jammies ALL DAY LONG!

*Make chocolate chip cookie bars. Again, with the best kitchen helper.

*Spend lots of quality time together.

All in all, a great snow day!


Danielle said...

So true! I used to pray for snow days and now I pray for NO snow days. Unfortunately, we'll never get off for a snow day, so the days of me lounging in my pjs are over. Wes stayed home with Colin yesterday and they had movie day and ate popcorn. Colin thought he was living large.

I'd hardly say you did nothing since you did make both pancakes and cookie bars (which look really yummy, by the way)!

Brooke said...

What a great day! I'm so glad you were able to spend a snow day at home. Bailey is just beautiful! :)