Saturday, January 23, 2016

First Snow of 2016

Thursday morning we woke up to a little bit of snow. It began to fall mid afternoon on Wednesday and there were massive problems for people commuting around the DC area that evening despite only getting about an inch. I heard it took some people more than 5 hours to get home! Needless to say, I wasn't surprised when we got a 5am phone call letting us know that school was going to be delayed. Tony ended up going in to work later than usual that morning. He left a little after 7 am and didn't make it to work until just after 9 am which is about an hour an 15 minutes longer than usual. He said there were cars abandoned all along the side of the highway and he saw a guy ahead of him lose control and run off the road! Craziness!

After the little kids and I drove Landon to the bus, we came home to play a bit before Harper had to go to school. (Preschool for Dakota had been cancelled since she only has a couple hours in the morning anyhow.)

It was absolutely frigid outside (16 degrees) and the kids only lasted about 10 minutes but they enjoyed every one of those minutes!

By the time Harper got home from school it was hard to tell it had ever snowed. But, since we knew we were expecting a blizzard on Friday we weren't too sad.

Friday morning started off normal enough except Tony decided to work from home instead of taking his chances driving into the city. Good call because the storm we'd been hearing about all week rolled in just after one o'clock in the afternoon. Luckily the kids were able to get the school day over with before it hit. (They got home 2 hours earlier than normal because of high school testing. It's something our county does each year.) It was while I was waiting at the bus stop for Harper that we started to see the first flakes...

I'll post about the big snow tomorrow...I'm too tired tonight! :)

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Water Balloons

When my kids told me they didn't know what to do with themselves yesterday I suggested they go outside and play with the water balloons....