We're now on day 4 of no school in Dallas. And yes, I am referring to Dallas, Texas. Land of 70-degree winter days and shorts in February. Although I'm beginning to wonder if my home has been magically transported into another city...or another dimension!
Needless to say, it's been a long week. Fortunately, one of my friends (who lives on the street next to mine) invited us over this afternoon for a much-needed playdate. With a couple of inches of ice under 6" of snow, walking over to their house was an adventure all its own.
If you're wondering why Avery's eye is closed, it's because a snowflake flew into her eye at the exact second I snapped this pic. Oops!
While there's usually a sidewalk we follow to go over to their house, we pretty much just made our own little trail today!
When you live in Dallas, there's really no reason to invest in snow boots. So Cecily's pink Barbie cowboy boots were the best we could do today.
Ahhh, it's nice to have friends in the 'hood.
This is Cecily, right after throwing a snowball into the street. Pure joy!
The very fashionable Snow Princess DiDi!
Love. This. Photo. I can't explain it. I just love it.
Apparently the remedy for frozen fingers is to put them into your mouth. Who knew?
An icicle Avery broke off of a shrub. She was so fascinated by it that I had to take a pic. I realize this is old news to anyone who lives above the Mason-Dixon line, but in the South, icicles are the rarest of phenomena.
The perfect snow fort for a snowball fight. But the kids enjoyed building the fort much more than the actual snowball fight. Figures.
This is one of those weeks when I'm so glad to have kids. I could not possibly appreciate this weather as much if it weren't for the smiles and looks of wonder on their faces. They appreciate and enjoy every moment, including the glittery look of snow in the moonlight. It makes all these days of "cabin fever" seem almost worthwhile. (Notice I said "almost.")