By Thrusday, they had narrowed it down to a trace to 2 inches. Then it went to 2-4 inches. Then 4-6inches. I woke up at 1:30 am to just a dusting on the ground and I was scared the kids were going to be VERY dissapointed. How would I explain it to them. I had promised to make snowmen with them? By 7:30 when I woke up....7+ inches! What? ARe you kidding me? Central NC does NOT get this kind of snow! CRAZY!
We quickly got up and went out to play in the snow!
Sadly, after just a few pictures, my camera messed up and for some reason, would not take any more pictures!
We played with the neighbors, threw snowballs, rode on the sled, shoveled the driveway (OK, maybe that was daddy, and it wasn't really fun, but it was done).
Once back inside, and borrowing chocolate chips from a neighbor, we began the warm up process, I got my camera fixed (Thank goodness, a life with out my camera would be a sad, sad life) and baked some chocolate chip cookies. HOWEVER, after the first batch came out of the oven, just as I was getting ready to put the second batch in, the power went out! Great way to ruin our snow day, Progress Energy (who told us it could be midnight before it was back on)! I called the neighbor (who by they way, had power), gave her the second batch of cookies, already on a cookie sheet to have for her family. Afterall, I did borrow the chocolate chips from her. We began to work on a game plan since our only from of heat is electric. We decied that we would hotel points to get a room at a hotel with an indoor pool. The kids could swin while looking at the snow outside.
Our only form of heat!
We packed a quick bag, got our pool things together, packed a cooler, got in the car and the power came on....2.5 hours after it went off!
We had to break it to the kids that we weren't going. That didn't go over very well...so we went to Walmart, got some movies and treats. Went out to dinner and now, the kids are happily watching their movies and eating popcorn.
Hopefully more pictures to come tomorrow.
I will not make any promises, but I am going to TRY to blog more often. Lots of great news to tell as of late!