It is COLD here in Texas.
And by COLD, I mean “oh-my-goodness-I’m-gonna-freeze-my-tushy-off” weather. We knew it was coming, so on Monday night, The Nerd and I packed up and headed to my brother’s house.
It is much a much closer commute for The Nerd from there, and the schools I was scheduled to visit were closer, too.
We had a plan: The Nerd would wake up at 5 am (before it hit freezing) and drive in to work. If school was still in session, I would go about my business as usual.
But when the alarm went off at 5 am, we were in for a surprise. It was 26 degrees outside. And it only got colder.
The Nerd had an important meeting at work, though, and had to commute in anyway. The normally 30-minute drive took 2.5 hours.
I was *really* glad that schools were cancelled.
And so was River!
She got all dressed up in her purple coat and matching headband. Isn’t she a doll?
She was having so much fun…
Until the wind started blowing. With the windchill, it felt like it was in the teens outside!
When the wind hit, she grabbed her hair and didn’t put down her hands the rest of the time we were outside.
It was really cute.
The ground really wasn’t cover with snow, per se, just an icy mixture of sleet.
I tried to get her to stomp on it, but she was too light to leave any footprints.
The road in front of the house was completely iced over, so Andy took her out on it to “skate.”
I think that one day, my niece will be a daredevil. She *loves* anything that involves spinning or sliding or going really, really fast.
It was a really fun snow day! We don’t get those very often.
Is it cold where you live? What do you like to do on snow days?