We got a really sweet surprise Friday morning, when we woke to a beautiful snowfall right outside our window. The weatherman had forecast the snow, but not this much! School had already been delayed a couple of hours, but before long we got the call that the school system decided to cancel for the entire day. Eric came home from work, and we wound up having a wonderful day in the snow!
This was the first picture of the day, and usually this is as deep as we can expect the snow to get. The average snowfall for our area in an entire year is usually 1 1/2 inches! So at this point, I have no expectation that the snow is actually going to stick around for long.
The kids wanted to put on their jackets and head out to play before we even had breakfast. Don’t you just adore Hawk’s old dirt bike boots? These boots are old as dirt and they’ve been through four kids in our family. They are bona fide falling apart but my kiddo can’t be separated from his boots!
He’s positively enchanted.
Since when does it snow when there are still leaves on the trees!? Here in Alabama, like, NEVER. This is only the second time I remember it snowing in December. It actually snowed a little bit for Seth’s first Christmas! A very little bit, but enough to be magical.
According to this article, it’s been twenty years since there was measurable snow before Christmas. I was 17 then, but I have no recollection… but it was a really marginal amount, anyway. So this day was a real unicorn!
♫ I’m dreaming of a whiiite Christmaaaaas… ♫
We came inside and dried off, put our wet clothes in the dryer to warm up, and I whipped up a batch of pancakes while the snow actually began to fall heavier and faster.
This kind of day certainly calls for hot cocoa! 💕
After Eric arrived home, it was time to head back outside to play some more. The snow was pretty deep by then! We wound up with about 5″ of accumulation at our house.
Hello, it’s all four of us in one picture! That’s another rare event.
And the snowballs begin to fly.
I’m sure that Seth would agree, a good snow day is much better than being stuck in school! Even though the school closure meant that he had to miss pajama day, a fact that really disappointed him at first. Look at that happy face, though! I think all is forgiven, what about you?
Does it snow a lot where you live? What’s your favorite way to enjoy a snow day? I can’t wait to hear from you, so please leave a comment to let me know!