Our family has simply sat back and enjoyed every minute of it! But, now that we're on day three of leave-the-house-and-drive-only-if-you-must conditions, I'm ready to get back in the swing of things.
Confession: I left the house the past two days. And I didn't leave on foot - I drove. *Gasp!*
The snow and ice kept Grady working from home. If no one else from his banking team was going to be in the office, you can bet he sure wasn't going in either. Annalyse, for one, enjoyed having a bit more daddy-daughter time these past couple of days.
Although the boys were ready to don several layers and head out into the snow first thing Monday morning, I nixed that idea and said we needed to wait until it was a tad warmer later in the day. Truth be told, I had no desire to trudge out in the snow at 8:07 am.
The boys stayed occupied coloring giant snowmen instead.
So, rather than listen to two little boys ask every six minutes if Annalyse was awake yet, I opted to bring the snow inside. The glee and the joy and the what-in-the-world-is-our-mom-doing look on my boys' faces was priceless! And, the hour they spent playing with the snow on the kitchen floor was priceless. (All four beds got clean sheets and three loads of laundry were folded during that hour!)
They were quite productive in that half hour, however. They had the entire backyard mowed and in tip-top grooming condition. And to think most people wait until the Spring to manicure their lawns...
It was at this moment that I looked up and said a silent prayer of thanksgiving for my Mom. Growing up in Michigan, snow was an everyday happening for five months of the year.She dealt with this lovely mess day in and day out and I don't remember her complaining about the snow we drug in and the constant stream of wet clothes we had.
The boys made some "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" window thing-a-ma-jiggers. Grady Lee, not quite grasping the whole concept said, "My heart is already warm because Jesus is living in it and he doesn't like it cold."
And tonight, we cozied up for a movie before bed. Well, as cozy as you can get while watching Bob the Builder. The boys both wanted to wear polar bear jammies for the occasion and sit under "the warm, fuzzy blanket that's just like a polar bear's fur, except that our blanket is brown and polar bears have white fur."