Thursday, December 11, 2008

2 words I never thought I'd say in Louisiana : SNOW DAY!

I don't think satsuma trees are used to having snow on them...

Just before 7am my husband came in and said "Wake up The May Queen and tell her to look out the window. It's snowing!"



Soon after, this was the view out of our front door. MQ stood at the window watching the enormous wet flakes swirling to the ground and declared "This is the best day EVER!"

As soon as we determined that school was, indeed, cancelled, we bundled up and headed out to play.
Again MQ yelled "This is DEFINITELY the best day ever!"

I taught MQ and the neighbors how to roll the snow to make a snowman.It snowed for about 4 hours before it started to sleet. We went in and out playing and warming up, drying our meager winter clothes in the dryer. Many, many cups of hot chocolate are being consumed.

our house

This is a day we'll be talking about for the rest of our lives.

(Can you believe that 2 days ago it was 70 degrees outside?)

18 comments:

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Ah, that does look cozy. We have about 20 inches of snow outside of our home right now - so I'm a little envious of that fun dusting!

Melissa said...

WOW! Actual snow! It's just chilly here, nothing so dramatic. Enjoy it while it lasts. :)

heather said...

Oh snow...I hope we get some this year. It's been a few years since we had a good one.

Kat said...

That's awesome! MQ looks absolutely thrilled! A day to remember for sure! :)

Angela said...

Oh wow!!! Used to love those snow days... now that I live somewhere that there is snow 4-5 months out of the year I don't like 'em as much. LOL

70s...sounds heavenly! Enjoy your day!

the dragonfly said...

Oh wow!!! Insane, and kind of cool that MQ could experience that. :) Glad you had fun.

(Did the Big Guy cry at all? hee hee)

Bayou Belle said...

MQ looks adorable and your house looks great decorated for the holiday and with snow!

coldspaghetti said...

I feel so guilty for not taking the kids out of school!

Granted, it didn't turn to snow here until Will was already at school and we didn't think it would last more than a few seconds... hardly not a few hours!

JCK said...

How fun for the May Queen and her mom! Adorable pictures. And your house...oh, that house...a dream house for sure. Gorgeous.

flutter said...

so much fun!!

Indigo Virgo said...

How magical and enchanting!

(not like here where we put our heads down and shoulder through it.)

No Mother Earth said...

Oh man, I'd love to live somewhere where there's a snow day for so little accumulation! I'm jealous.

Love the picture of the satsuma trees with snow - lovely!

Above Average Joe said...

Meanwhile it was 58 degrees up here in Western Mass. a few days ago.

Glad to see you enjoyed it.

Chantal said...

That is very cool. Lets just say we are sharing the love cause we have lots to share here! :)

Jensen Flamly said...

love the first snow, it's magical.
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Woman in a Window said...

Your house is gorgeous!

And you had to teach the neighbourhood kids to roll snow balls? I think up here kids are born with snow balls rolling in their veins!

What fun!

Kyla said...

It was so magical! I couldn't stop smiling and laughing spontaneously. Poor little KayTar expects snow every evening now. LOL.

carrie said...

Yay! We have snow too . . . but that's really not that strange for Washington! Glad you enjoyed it!

Your house is so beautiful!