Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow Angel

Is there anything better than a snow day? We found out last night that Fairfax County schools were going to be closed today, so we were prepared to have a fun day at home with our babe. Which we did. She woke up early (as she does every day -- even though she is going to bed later and later -- she's a bit of a night owlet).

After bundling up, we headed out and ran around in the snow. And I do mean RAN. We ran laps around the yard, made snow angels, threw snowballs at Canetto as he shoveled the driveway, and set up a fort under the huge pine trees in front, where we also built a "bonfire" and roasted "marshmallows." What a blast. We stayed out until Avery's cheeks got very pink...then came inside for some hot chocolate.

Canetto headed to work, so Avery and I continued the fun by making some snow ice cream. (Every time in my life that I have made this, I have wanted it to taste good. I have finally resigned myself to the fact that it just doesn't. And the texture is bad, too. Why have I felt compelled to make this so many times?)

It was very fun to have an unexpected day off. This is shaping up to be a pretty great week. Thursday, we have skybox seats for the Caps game and then Saturday, my friend, Amy, is taking me to Philadelphia to see Chelsea Handler (this was a birthday gift). We're staying at the Ritz Carlton there and will make a big night of it. I've been looking forward to this for weeks.

5 comments:

JenBC said...

Oh my, you guys do know how to make the most of some snow. The "my daddy can do anything" look of pride on Avery's face is priceless. As is her contented look as she enjoys her cone of frosty crap.

Anonymous said...

You know what this reminds me of? Your father.

kathyconnolly

Kathleen said...

kathyconnolly - (tear) - I hear you. Can you even imagine what he'd think of this little piece of work? She'd have the look of total adoration for him, too, I am certain.

JenBC - "cone of frosty crap" - deelish. ha ha ha ha ha ha

dilettante07 said...

What the hell is snow ice cream?

Jeff said...

Dude, I can't believe she is so grown up...Man how time flies. She, through your blog pictures, is like a constant reminder of how f*&#ing old I am getting. Thanks for that kid.