Thursday, December 18, 2008

Official Snow Day!

Yes, schools are closed and 
the fun is in! Wahoo! 
Here is what the world looked like when I woke up!

We had fun building the snow lady. 

Now it is time for hot chocolate!


Sarah said...

My kids are enjoying it too! I grew up in northern Utah and had to laugh that they declared this a snow day. We are decorating sugar cookies with all the kids in the neighborhood. We have no snow clothes either. This is definitely one to remember!

Amanda said...

I think I'm going to have to take the girls in the backyard to build a snow man/lady. Looks like you're all enjoying it!

Randi said...

There is no way that would constitute a snow day here. :)
Your snow lady is too cute. I'm not that creative, my snowmen are always naked.
Enjoy the snow... Merry Christmas!

Mythreesons said...

Wow, you guys are up early! We're just barely finishing up breakfast and heading out for some more snow fun before it all melts away. I love your snow lady!

Shanan said...

you gotta love snow days. Enjoy your day off, little girlies! ;)

Noorda Notebook said...

your snowman totally wins. you must know a secret snowman trick. ours kept breaking. now it's only about 2 feet tall. we decided it's our baby snowman.

have a fun day off school! i still can't believe this!

Megan D. said...

Your snowman made me laugh out loud!! Love it!! This is way too fun!

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

Your view of the mountains in breathtaking! Ohio is soooo flat.

Enjoy the snow!

Chelsa said...

snow in vegas? crazy! we don't even have snow in Indiana! hope your girls (and you too!) are enjoying it! love the "snow lady" what a great idea! the pictures are beautiful of what it looked like when you woke up!

Aprilyn said...

We have a big snow storm today in Utah County. I think your snow lady looks great! I know my kids wish they had a snow day. :)

Kathryn_m said...

The pics are great and the girls look like they're having a ball but .. I couldn't help but chuckle about the relativity of it all.

I grew up and presently live in the North Atlantic so snow was always in abundant supply. I remember storms so bad that the snow drifts reached the top of the telephone polls! Schools were only cancelled for blizzards & the like.

Many moons ago, when my 2 oldest were small, we lived in southern Ontario where it is a bit "banana-beltish" for Canada.

We were all at the grocery store and everyone was abuzz with weather chatter. As I hurried to check out, I asked the cashier when this storm was due to hit. Well, she looked outside and astonishingly said "have you ever seen anything like this?" What seemed like a bit more than flurries to me, was characterized as a storm of epic proportions by them. The funny thing is, the city pretty much shut down as they didn't have enough snow removel equipment necessary to keep the roads safe!

We don't seem to get as much snow as we did when I was a child but it faithfully appears in late October or early November and doesn't totally melt until late May -- we have even had fresh snow as late as June 10th!

Some local people decribe our climate as "10 months of winter and 2 months of bad weather". LOL

Despite the many inconveniences the white stuff can cause, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

I guess it all comes down to what you're used to experiencing.

So glad the girls et al had so much fun!

As for me, I must put our new snow tires to the test and go shopping! Thank goodness hubby bought me a new "bum-warmer" seat .... oh, what would I do without my electric starter?

love 'n hugs

janalee said...

:)It looks like our backyard, except for the snow-lady :) My kids packed most of the backyard snow around the dogs' kennel to insulate them from the cold LOL.

PletcherFamily said...

Las Vegas snow made our Connecticut news this morning! How cool!! Looks like your kids had a great time!

Carolyn said...

I love it! I remember the first time this happened for me in Vegas... I was 3 years old! But I have pictures to prove it. What a fun day.

Kathryn_M... Holy Moly! I would never survive that climate! I bet you have great stories and experiences from living somewhere like that.

Cardalls said...

We live in north las vegas and had not one speck of snow and it STILL was a snow day for us!

a.k.a. Jack said...

Thanks for posting the snow pictures, Steph. I've been dying to see what it looked like there. I wish I was there to see it in person. I must say I saw the most amazing thing I have ever seen a few years ago. We flew to Vegas for a visit, excited to leave the Iowa winter. We decided to go see Scottie's Castle. Believe it or not, on our drive there, we saw Death Valley completely covered in snow. It was amazing. It still had all the formation of the sand dunes, but it was all white. I wish I had had my camera with me then. It was the most incredible sight I've ever seen.