Lots of it.
The week before Christmas break.
Forecasters are predicting 8 inches in some areas. That, coupled with high winds, is going to make for some nasty conditions that could possibly result in a (dare I say) snow day tomorrow.
All I can say is thank goodness I'm on maternity leave ('cause I can't think of anything that could get the kiddos more riled up than the possibility of a snow day two days before school is supposed to let out).
And Isaac is one of those riled up kiddos.
"I can hardly wait!" he exclaimed as I tucked him in last night.
Can't hardly wait is right. He and Tripp were up at 6:30 this morning peeking out the windows. You can imagine their disappointment when they realized not a trace of snow had touched the ground.
I reassured Isaac the snow would most definitely come later today. After lunch, I said. It's now 2:11, there's no snow and he probably thinks I'm a big fat liar.
As a kindergartner, Isaac has yet to realize the beauty of a snow day. Let's face it. Getting a day off from school isn't even on his radar. He just wants to see snow.
She loved snow days. Loved them. And realized what a gift they were.
She and I would sit with our eyes glued to the TV just waiting to see our school cancellations crawl across the bottom of the screen. Because snow days meant sleeping in (as much as an excited kid could stand to anyway) and staying in our jammies all day long.
So it will be interesting to see how things will pan out with this storm. I'm pretty sure the snow will come. And that makes me a little bit sad.
Because who's going to build snow forts with the boys tomorrow?
|Tripp, Isaac, and Addie ready for the snow last February.|
I've got the baby to tend to, dad will be at work, and Addie's...
Trust me, it's not like I ever forget that. But this is a "first" and anytime there's a first anything I know it's going to be a tougher day than most.
Because my mind will go back to better days and will inevitably settle on the last time we did this or did that as a family.
Like this day taken from Addie's journal:
Feb. 4 Sat.
It snowed finally a lot! We are going to make a fort.
|Boys vs. Girls|
|Dad gets in on the action.|
|Getting ready to strike.|
|If I could live in this moment forever, I would.|