Inside for the 3rd day in a row. And we're getting a little stir crazy. But let me take you back to a few days ago..
This was Thursday. It was beautiful outside. 67 and sunny and we spent the entire afternoon outside after preschool and errands were run.
Because we knew what was coming. This "mega snow storm" was forecasted for the weekend, had been talked about for days, and people were freaking out a little. They were forecasting between 1-2 feet of snow. This winter has been really mild so far (I mean we were in t-shirts, shorts, sleeveless dresses just a couple weeks ago) so this snow got a lot of hype. Grocery stores were NUTS. I mean like 40 minutes to check out, no milk and bread left kind of nuts. Being from Minnesota and knowing a thing or two about snowstorms, we did all of our shopping Wednesday and Thursday because nobody has time for that nonsense.
We had friends over Friday night and Saturday morning was normal enough. Brady and I ran to Starbucks and the library before the majority of the snow started. Layla slept until 10:40 that morning. So we knew naptime wasn't looking good.
The snow started to pick up around lunchtime but it was still only 30 degrees out so we decided to go on a snowstorm walk. Layla (who usually hates snow, cold weather, fun) actually was excited for it. She of course had to bring her baby with. With no pants, coat, shoes, blanket. I need to talk to her about Child Protective Services.
We went inside for lunch and the snow REALLY picked up. We knew the next day was going to be frigid so we put all of our snow gear back on and went sledding at the elementary school right next to us.
We made snow angels
This was Rascal at the beginning of sledding.
Layla actually went sledding (with 2 babies this time who had to have been freezing).
This was Rascal at the end. The rate the snow was fallling at was a little ridiculous. I promise he was ok, he just turned his head at the last minute to make himself look extra pitiful.
We put the kids to bed early and played games while watching the snow just fall like crazy.
We spent the next day shoveling, staying inside (the windchill was in the negative teens, why does it always do that after fun snowfalls?), doing some homeschool preschool, cleaning out closets, watching movies, doing crafts, reading, playing, and trying to remain as sane as possible while it was still snowing.
Brady asked for a box to make a spaceship and then it turned into a glider.
This is from this morning. We didn't really get as much snow as predicted. I would say it's about 10 inches or so? But the roads aren't plowed at all, there's a layer of ice under that snow, and it's miserably cold. All of the schools are closed, some of the businesses, and the Air Force Academy actually had a 2 hour delay (which rarely happens).
So another day inside we'll spend. Prayers for my sanity. ;)