This is one for the records, we got snow twice in 2 years!

Okay, for all of you who live up North and are currently under feet of snow, I know this isn’t a big deal.  But for those of us down here in Texas, this is HUGE!

So huge I felt the need to videotape Batman playing in it and telling me in his very excited voice about it.  I am sparing you the video of the dog running in the snow and more excited observations.  But, I have grandparents that read this, and they NEED to see this.

 

I may be exaggerating a little.

 

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Batman was my most eager snow participant.  Princess was outside briefly, but declared it “cold, cold, cold, cold,” and that’s all I heard from her before she disappeared back indoors next to the fire.

 

A girl after my own heart.  But, Batman provided quite the commentary for me.

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This is their “soup.”  Really, it’s a plastic tub that they’ve been dumping rocks, dirt, random stuff in for the last year or so.  Sometimes it’s poison, sometimes they are going to feed it to the birds.  It all depends on the game for that day.

 

Batman told me it looks “yucky,” and we can’t eat it right now.

 

Good to know.  I wasn’t planning on it.

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Mac thought the snow was awesome, and he looked so cute running around in it.  He did not disappear in the snow, like the dog in the story we read did.  But, Mac’s not white.

 

Or, so I was told.

 

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Considering how infrequent snow is here I think I was downright restrained in my picture taking.

 

Unlike last year or the time we had “snow.”  No really if you look very VERY closely in the pictures with snow in quotations you can see snow.  Honest.

We got SNOW!

Can you believe it.  We had 70s two days before and then it was snowing!

A look at what they did:

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I know snow day pictures aren’t as exciting if it’s not your kids, but I still wanted to share them.  They had so much fun.  But, Princess after being outside for one minute decided that it was just way too cold and she was having nothing to do with it.

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And that’s my end result.  Three kids who napped.  Princess woke up absolutely heart broken.  Batman wandered down the stairs and fell asleep again on the stairs.  Superman came down and played computer games with me.  All in all it was a very fun day!

And of course by the next day there was no sign there had ever been any snow!

Science Sunday: Experiencing REAL snow

For those of you who live in Northern climates this may not be a big deal to you.  But, for those of us down South it is.

It snowed up in Dallas and my kids got to find out what real snow feels like.

Their opinion:  it’s fun and cold, and as Peter found out later that day it can also be slippery and lead to ER visits……  We are now going to have to start our ER visit count over.

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Here’s what they discovered about snow: it’s cold, that you can throw it.  If you pack the snow tighter it can be thrown farther.  They also discovered it’s fun to throw it at Mom and Dad.  I wasn’t quite so thrilled about that.

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Their Dad led them in an impromptu experiment about ice: Does it float in water?  Superman and Princess thought it would and Batman didn’t.  They threw it in and it did float.  Then they had to repeat the experiment several times.

Then they tried walking on ice…..  That didn’t end so well.  Superman, who you can happily see standing up there eventually slipped, and gave us quite a scare when he said he couldn’t see.  In case you’re wondering a child who has lost his sight gets quite hysterical, I mean REALLY hysterical.

So, then we got to see if the ER up here is any good, and I’m happy to report we had a great experience at the ER (well as happy as you can be about an ER trip).  Superman’s CT scan came back clear, and the doctor said he has a very nice looking brain with no visible signs of swelling or bruising, and after he slept for an hour or so his vision did come back and we calmed down a lot after that.

I was actually originally going to be writing about the Chia pet we started, but this seemed like a much more timely post all things considered (seeing as how I”m editing this at 12:30 tonight, and I really should be sleeping…..).

So, anyone else do anything this week?