Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snow day for the Monsters

Yesterday Paige came home from school and said, "Mr. Salt said that if we want a snow day we have to wear our pajamas inside out and take an ice cube and flush it down the toilet."

Paige, being the obedient student that she is did all of the above and this morning she was richly rewarded!!

There is nothing like a snow day. I love them. I love the magic of them just like when I was little. It almost feels like a gift from above. Like Heavenly Father is saying "Slow Down everyone, take a look at what you have". So that is what we did.

Adam's morning patients were cancelled so he went to go get donuts for the family, then he took the 3 oldest monsters outside for the rest of the morning. We tried to get Preston out there too, but apparently he is "too good" for his snowsuit.

So I got a kick out of dressing Tommy. He would just put on whatever I told him. So I put his sister's swim goggles on him and I thought I was super funny. Plus I did think it would help him stay out there in the wind.

Here is his after shot. His hands are snow covered, but when I took his goggles of he was nice and warm underneath. So note to self: If I'm ever in a blizzard, I'll take my swim gear.

Paigemonster is my biggest snow angel. She is a trooper. I was just lucky to get socks on the girl before she ran out the door. Kelly went out in 3 layers of clothes, 2 of socks and 2 sets of gloves . Paige through on some clothes and ran out the door. I did get gloves and a hat on her, but she she didn't come back in all morning. Kelly would come and get dry gloves whenever hers got wet. Since Missouri isn't known for our mountains, Adam built the monsters a hill to "sled" down. Adam would have stayed out there all day with Paige, but I finally bribed them to come in with hot cocoa. The Aftermath.

Then they got to choose which flavor Hot Cocoa they wanted.

Tommy looks like it's naptime. but no. Yes, even Preston gets hot cocoa.

This is the only picture I could catch of Kelly. I tried to get a few outside, but they didn't turn out.


Gram said...

Looks like they all had fun and you had fun watching them. Yeah for families that play together!! And yeah for snow days that make it possible! Love those days off!!!

Kelli said...

Soooooooooo glad you are back to blogging. I have missed your posts. And i miss seeing your face at stake stuff. Say hi to Adam and keep posting!!!!

aLi said...

That line about swim gear in a blizzard cracked me up! Good luck having that little monster soon! I can't wait to hear more about it on the blog or facebook. :)
love to you and your family!

Lisa said...

looks like a fun day!!

elizabeth said...

So I showed these pictures to Dave and I think he thought Preston was Tommy at first. He said, "it's only been a year." I said, "it's only been six months." CRAZY.

Well, your kids are so cute. And I love the picture of Tommy. Show that to his very first date. That'll break the ice.