It's been snowing today. It's been snowing all day today, for about 18 hours now. DFW has had nearly nine inches of snow, and they're expecting it to continue snowing for another hour and half or so.
But even so, we still had school today. I felt so bad sending the kids to school when there was three inches of snow, the picture-perfect, just-right-for-making-snowballs-and-snowmen kind, on the ground this morning. But, I was so glad that Conner is well enough to go to school. The strep throat seems to be gone, and he's handling the mono like a champ so far.
Always skeptical, and worried that the snow might be too slushy and melted to play in when they got home, I built a snowman for them as a surprise. That way at least they would be able to see a snowman. (With carrots for his nose and now-very-soggy-Oreos for his eyes.)
Boy was I wrong! Like I said, it snowed and snowed and snowed and snowed today. It did get up to 34, and some of it started dripping and falling off the trees. But it was coming down much quicker than it was melting.
So we played in it. And played and played and played and played!
Yes, you're fixing to see tons of pictures...but hey, this was the most snowfall in one day in history for us! Bret and I have been talking with Conner and Micah, telling them to make sure and try really hard to remember this. They will probably be telling their kids about "that time that we got all that snow" -- talking about this very day. They may never see snow like this again in Texas. And we think it's kind of cool that while we get to watch them experience this for the first time -- they get to watch us experience it for the first time, too!
Here's my attempt at recording the amount in an artsy way. The ruler shows four inches on the ground, but by that point, officially we had had about six inches of snow fall. The just-above-freezing temps had caused the snow to melt and compact itself a little bit. That's Bret and the boys building a snowman in the background.
We had tons of fun playing in this historic snow today...but all that fun resulted in two extra loads of laundry for me...and I'm guessing we'll do it again tomorrow... :)