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.