October 21, 2007

Snow In October

For a few weeks now we have been hearing on the news that it "may snow on Sunday", but it hasn't. This weekend, however, we decided on Friday to go buy heavy coats in case it actually did snow. Yesterday was nice and warm (about 73 degrees), and we were comfortable in short sleeves. When we got home last night it started raining really hard, and the wind kicked up quite a bit. Then, this morning I woke up, went to the bathroom, and absent-mindedly looked out the window to a totally white backyard. I told Ben, and he just smiled then told me not to wake the kids up yet...it was 7:00. By 7:15 they were up on their own and the excitement in their voices made it sound like Christmas morning in my house...."Look! It's snowing! Mom, can we go play....please!" I couldn't tell them no.....they have been waiting weeks for this! I didn't expect it to last, but as the morning dragged on it snowed more and more until there was about 4 inches of snow on my car after church. We, being from Texas, were ill prepared for this storm. I had to clean the snow off of my car with a piece of cardboard I found in my trash pile. Melissa called me AFTER church to ask me if I had bought a brush yet....we didn't even know about the brushes until we saw another guy using one after church.....it is now on our list of things to buy. I am deeply grateful that there was a snow shovel in our garage, otherwise my car would still be parked at the edge of my driveway, because there was no way it was getting over the curb with all the snow there. The kids played outside all afternoon stopping only because I made them come eat lunch.....what kind of mother am I??? Then, about 3:00 Cole came in and said, "Mom, why are my hands this color?" I looked at them in horror and saw that they were not just purple, but almost black! We also had not bought them gloves yet, and they had been playing in the snow without them all afternoon. I immediately made them come in and get in a warm shower so they could get the blood flowing to their fingers again! They did have a great time playing today, but it will probably all be gone tomorrow.


High School Musical

Yesterday my kids got backstage passes to Peyton Hatcher's High School Musical Concert. It was very fun and exciting! Melissa did a great job planning it all---way more than I have ever done (or will ever do!) for a party! I will not rob her of telling you all of the details, though! The biggest hit was the karaoke that all of the kids had a chance to partake in. Lots of the kids knew the High School Musical songs and sang right along, while others were still a bit shy. I put together a short video showing much of what happened, but not everything. You will want to watch all the way to the end, because the best performance is the last one! I love you Melissa!

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