Friday, December 01, 2006

Our first snow day...

We have our first official snow of the season... and Anna had her first official snow day today. I am kicking myself for not taking any pictures of it! It was interesting, I have never heard it thunder during a snow storm before as it did last night. Anna has been dying to go outside, and I have been trying to hold her off until her daddy gets home from work but it's been something. I could have taken her out, but I would have had to take Emma out too. Poor Em, being a peanut and a little under weight since having pneumonia a month ago... I just don't think it's the best idea to take her outside- for what would be forever, because I know that Anna wold want to stay out for awhile.

Several times she declared that she was bored, and usually I would have found something for her to do, but not this time. I knew that despite my efforts, nothing I could ever come up with would be as good as feeling new snow crunch beneath your boots, or throwing the first snowball. At your oblivious parent. :O)

So here we are, trying to fill the day... but nothing is quite good enough to stay the snow bunny blues. I made us a typical snow day lunch of grilled Cheddar and provolone cheese sandwiches and chicken and stars soup. I had never actually made grilled cheese with real cheese before, usually I use the "sandwich" cheese variety. Anna had previously said that she hated grilled cheese, to which John and I guffawed.

"Bread, cheese and butter... what's not to like?"
She ate it all, which made me a proud mama.


After lunch I noticed that Anna had gotten a little ahead of me, decorating the tree. Even though the tree is up, we haven't gotten any further that the lights, ribbon, and a star. We plan to finish the tree this week end, and it's #1 on my list of things to get done before my surgery on Wednesday. ANYWAY, this is what I noticed as I walked into the living room...


and if you can't make it out...



Which makes realize why she had such a satisfied smile on her face. It wasn't the grilled cheese at all.

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3 comments:

Willowtree said...

Oh yeah, now I can see. Is that a pine comb?

tiggerprr said...

Hehe cute! We moved away from the snow this year, and the town we lived in was hit huge and the schools are out. My daughter is a little sad for missing the snow. I love looking at it, as long as I don't have to go out.

local girl said...

I love your "hair implements" theme on the tree! Maybe you should add a brush and some hairclips? LOL!

I give Anna so much credit for not sneaking out the door when you weren't looking! I know I would do it!