Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Snow" Day!

Today school was cancelled because of the sheet of ice that blanketed the area. Yes, in Texas, schools really close just because of ice! We're lucky:) The kids were so excited when they woke up and saw what almost looked like "snow." And even more excited when they found out school was cancelled and Joey was going into work late! Yea! They decided they wanted to play immediately. Here are the kids bundled up and ready to roll!

First things first, laundry basket sledding down our sloped backyard. Its about a 2 second run:) This has become our family tradition when it ices or snows. This was Cali's first year actually old enough to play. She would've stayed outside all day if we let her!
She loved it!
Ella's turn
At first Aubrey didn't want to, but we talked her into it and she laughed and laughed. See, Aubrey, Mom & Dad are always right! :)
Keeping warm with cuddles
Wonton the Panda and Sneaks the Racoon watched from inside. These are Aubrey & Ella's new beanie babies that their daddy brought home for them from Utah last week. He got Cali a bear, but I think the bear was napping.
Frozen jumpropes

Cali getting a taste of the glory

And one sexy man eating some ice

14 comments:

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

HOW FUN! I saw on the news how awful is it. But it looks like you guys are having a good time!
I've got a little something for ya at my place...I'm working on it now!

Tara D said...

WHAT?!? I told you Holly, someone always beats me to the first comment. Sheesh!!! I haven't even read the post yet. Let me get back to you in about 5. ;)

Tara D said...

Those are some adorable pictures. It makes me wish I could have been there. I feel lonely when I see how much fun you have with the kiddos. Plus, those icicles look divine! :)

Tara D said...

;)

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Looks like so much fun. I love the sled~laundry basket too cool literally. Cali looks like she was so excited to be a part of it all. Aubrey and Ella are too cute also looking all stylin to play. The new best friends watching from the window are so cute too. Oh yeah and that handsome man and lady. Thanks for posting a fun day.

Abby said...

It looks like everyone had a wonderful and fun day with the yucky, icy weather. The only icicles I get to see are the ones in my freezer. The kids look too cute all bundled up.

Patty said...

Wow, it looks like it snowed in of those pictures. The icicles are so cool! That picture of Cali trying to lick them is precious! I'm glad you guys had a fun "snow" day!!

The Freds said...

Snow days are always fun. The girls all look so cute. I never thought of using a basket. We used to use a cookie sheet when we lived in PA. Nathan was only like 2 then. Now he has a sled thingy from Costco. We need some snow though. He has gotten to use it only twice this year. Fine with me. I HATE COLD!!!!!

Jan said...

The laundry basket is awesome! I think you had a little more of the weather than we did - we just had a hint of ice on the roads, not much. Thank goodness!

-Melissa- said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun yesterday. Cute pictures!

::Jan:: said...

Being silly is the best part of mothering right. I love the laudry basket too. So perfect. Glad you had some silly...

Chrystina said...

Fun!! What a difference a few hours makes, we were shafted! Looks like they loved it and enjoyed the break from school!

Anayansi said...

love the stuffed animals wanting to get in the action. very cute.

ya'll are brave. we were so cold (plus reg was sick anyway) that we stayed indoors. there have been quite a few days that i refuse to leave the house because of how cold it is. i didn't realize that dallas got so cold. like i said, ya'll are brave.

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

Fun snow days! YOu guys always look like you have fun no matter what adventure you are having!