Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Allison is hosting Thankful Thursday this week.

I am very thankful for snow days. There are many of you that live in parts of the country that don't get to experience the random joy of an unexpected day off of school. I had never experienced snow days until we moved to Princeton, New Jersey when I was in 10th grade. We missed oodles of days for snow the year I lived there. It was so much fun.
Now that I have my own kids snow days are even more fun. In Middle Tennessee we don't usually have "real" snow. Yesterday we woke to some snow on the deck and on the dirt around the trees. We have nursery fields in front of the house and you could see white stripes in the furrows that the plow left.
Almost a BLIZZARD! NO SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday and today. I have no idea why today. We ran around yesterday. THe roads are dry. It didn't get above freezing yesterday, so maybe they want to protect kids that have to stand at bus stops. I don't know and don't care. I love snow days. We spent the day watching the two movies I bought and saved for the first snow day. I got Charade and I Dream of Jeannie. We had seen Charade before and loved it. Harrison says it gives him nightmares. It is so suspenseful! And who doesn't love Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn? Nuff said. I Dream of Jeannie was okay. It was cheesy. The boys left during it. It is loosely based on the life of Stephen Foster. It has so many musical numbers in it that I am not sure what the story was. Okay, I didn't relly watch much of it. I have admitted here before that I can't really watch TV. I breezed through and listened to the movies from the next room.
After movies came karoake. And more karoake. And piano playing. And more karoake.
We had a big crock pot full of warm cheese dip and chips for lunch. YUMMY
The boys went and moved railroad ties for William's eagle project. In the cold. And William and Harrison didn't wear coats. My kids do not know how to deal with cold weather. It was 17 degrees when they were outside. They put a hoodie on over their t-shirts. And wondered why they were cold.
Today has been filled with more karoake. I wish I could video Harrison this morning. He is wound up. He has sung Over the Rainbow, Material Girl, I will Survive and I Just Called To Say I Love You. Oh and Eternal Flame. Yes, this from Mr. Kissing and Hugging And Love are DISGUSTING. He was cracking us up singing Material Girl!
Last night the kids decorated teh table and dining room for Valentine's Day. We would have had a fancy breakfast, but William's school decided that there was not enough snow to close today also, so William had to go to school. :-( He goes to a private school and the rest go to public school.
So today we will bake and play games and sing more karoake. Because it is free, found day. With no responsibilities. And it is wonderful to have since our lives are so filled. Sleeping in and playing all day is such a treat!
I am so thankful for SNOW DAYS!
And what makes these snow days even better is that this Friday and Monday we are off for a winter break. That means 6 days off in a row! YIPEE!!!
Now head over to here to see what everyone else is thankful for!


Jen said...

I love snow days too! Who can't?

Alison said...

I have never, in my life, had a snow day!!! It sounds like you guys had a wonderful time!! Isn't it wonderful to enjoy your children and the time spent with them....and they enjoyed it too...what a blessing!!

gretchen said...

I love snow days too. I love snow days and chocolate gravy and warm blankets...but since I don' t want to loose the biggest loser I stayed out of the kitchen yesterday. The kids cooked. I would have loved to seen H. singing. That sounds so fun. Glad you all are enjoying your time off.
Thanks for sharing!

lucy said...

What do you mean sleeping in?

you bought William rock band last night!!!!

that means no more sleeping in or going to bed early for anybody who sleeps on our side of the house.

Around The Funny Farm said...

I prefer 2 hour delays! lol


Happy Valentine's Day to you!

:-) Beth

Julie said...

I agree! Snow days are great! It is nice to hear of a parent that is thankful for more time to spend with their kids.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Chrys said...

Karaoke! Cynthia, I love your family. I know you said you don't participate in this but if they keep having snow days and days singing, it might just be addictive.