A wintery mix was predicted for this morning. As of preschool-departure time, it was just starting to fall and school had not been cancelled. Griff wanted to play in it, I did NOT want to have to pick him back up from school on bad roads if the snow got worse, so I declared a snow day.
Reese enjoyed watching from inside but didn't want to go out in snow pants. Xan-Man happily wore a hoodie and ogled toys dangling from the Gymini. Griff was psyched about wearing snow gear (a central VA boy doesn't get many opportunities) and from the back of the closet, I magically produced snow pants Grammy had bought two years ago. Perfect fit. Go, Grammy. I had to stay inside with the little boys so poor lonely Griff trudged around outside by himself, but seemed to enjoy it. He then decided to do me a favor by clearing the slush off the deck chairs. By this time the snow had turned to rain and things were getting gross. Soon the snow was gone. Glad we were home to enjoy it.
Later in the afternoon I invited G and R to bake peanut butter cookies with me. It turns out that PB cookies are the perfect activity for kids, what with the rolling balls, dipping in sugar, and squishing with forks. Griff is now a pro at criss-crossing the cookies and Reese is quickly catching on. Squish, not stab. Everybody is an expert at eating them, though!