Well last night we waited and waited to see if school would be closed. Right when we were about to just put Quinn to bed and wait until morning we finally got the notice! It was still before 8pm but on school nights we stick to a pretty strict 7pm bedtime (unless there are activities) and I wanted to tell him before bed what the morning would look like. AKA I didn't want him waking up and bothering me at the crack of dawn if not necessary. I don't know if that did more harm than good because when he went to bed he was SO excited to wake up in the morning.
When I went up this morning Madden was chanting hippie-yi-yo and hip hip hooray.. A mash up of different cheers I guess. Quinn was SO wide eyed and said Mom- it snowed. Come look out my window. There is snow covering your car and it is AMAZING. Bless their little Texan hearts they thought this was monumental.
We were able to keep them inside until around 11 or so when the ice pellets let up. This wasn't even close to actual snow. It was ice. Pellets of ice. Thundersleet is a new term I learned. It was weird this morning to hear all the ice hitting the windows and hear thunder. We all got dressed in our makeshift winter clothing and headed outside. The boys wore tight pajamas, soft pants, two sweatshirts, a jacket, hat, gloves, and rain boots. I figured they'd do alright. Warm enough not to be harmed- but perhaps cold enough to not want to stay out there for hours.
Madden would not stop eating it. I told him his face would freeze.
He didn't care.
Justin tried to make snowballs for the boys. It didn't really work.
It wasn't packable snow and it was too cold for the ice to melt at all in his hands to stick together.
We came inside when the ice started falling again. It stings your face and is generally unpleasant. Not like a nice slow falling snow. We had hot chocolate and lunch and spent the rest of the day inside.
While we were eating dinner I saw the school is closed again tomorrow! It's not supposed to get up above freezing until around lunchtime tomorrow. We don't exactly have the equipment they have in other parts of the country for clearing roads so we generally just wait it out until it melts.
Tonight we watched the finale of the Kids Baking Championship. Both boys were pretty interested in the show and it was actually something we could all watch together. Then Justin and I watched the first episode of The Voice for this season... We never watch the whole season we just like the blind auditions.
Justin is going to make his way to work tomorrow so tonight he went out to check out the street. Solid sheet of ice. His plan is to leave super early so no one else is really on the roads. The rest of us will stay here fighting off cabin fever.
Standing in the middle of the street.