Thursday, January 30, 2014

The great Snowcropolis of 2014

I'm pretty sure we get snow about every other year here in Columbia (if we are lucky) it's been awhile and Zoe doesn't really have much recognition of such since her early days.  I was excited to see her it doesn't take much to get his little girl going!  And work cancelled for the day (after I took the previous week off too!)...what a bonus!
The first day it was calling for an afternoon snow.....but it didn't show up until bedtime....but we did make a special fire.  For some reason when Zoe saw that I was going to take a picture, she posed this way, stating she was praying....I'm not sure the connection for her but pretty sweet at any rate.
Daddy taught them how to warm their feet by the fire.  
The next morning I awoke to a text that my work (finally) decided to cancel and several inches of snow.  It was amazing....I don't think I have ever been so excited for weather.
Of course with daddy home we had to start the day off right with an amazing breakfast!

And coffee!  Ok steamed milk with cinnamon for the girls....which they always request from daddy.
Of course there was drama with getting dressed, as Zoe does not like to wear her coat or boots.  She always insists that she likes to be cold and then quickly changes her mind when faced with the elements (always seeming to forget the next time around).
After tears (and my hormones) calmed down we finally made it outside. 
Beach brought out the cookie trays to try "sledding" on the small hill in our yard.
It didn't work to well but my little girl and my big boy enjoyed it.  Shiloh just watched.
After trying to pick up some snow, I realized that we weren't going to last long without any gloves.  I searched the house and was unsuccessful, but did find some baby mittens for the girls that worked well enough to keep them warm.
My 8 month preggo self trying to make a snowball.
We wondered onto the golf course to find larger hills.  (Looking back at our house.)
Our neighbor came with us and the boys had fun.
And somehow Beach managed to do a few flips off his little tray.
We then found a larger hill and more people out and about, and Zoe just LOVED it!
Shi was not a fan of all the cold.  So after being demanded to be held for awhile, and my back kept telling me that was not a good idea, she and I headed inside.  She lasted a good hour though.
Daddy sure does love his girls!
We continued the day with naps and anther warm fire.  I think I could get used to working out and doing yoga in front of the fire.
Daddy made Zucchini spaghetti (you can check out how to make such an awesome healthy meal here) and the girls loved it and ate it up quickly.  (This is a miracle in itself!)
Sooooo we had time for popcorn and a quick show after baths tonight!  A great ending to such an amazing day of beauty in so many ways.  Thank you Lord for this blessing!

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