For those of you in warmer climes, yes, you read correctly...snow day edition. I'll get to that in a second.
Here's an Insta-Friday look at the week using simple cell phone photos. First, a couple pics of what Jolene the beagle mix and I did on Monday.
Having climbed the mountain steps in Hamilton on the weekend, I figured Jolene wouldn't be satisfied with our usual walk through the suburban neigbourhood. So, we headed out in the car to visit a nearby lake. Jolene lunged (and sometimes barked) at geese, birds and chipmunks...so, a good day for her, in other words.
Jolene needs to work on her car manners. She cries, barks at passing dogs, eats tissue the kids have discarded in the back seat and searches for any tiny crumbs left on the floor.
Now for the "snow" day. Yesterday, the school board cancelled the buses due to a threatening storm. With no sign of snow, sleet or freezing rain, my daughter decided she wanted to go to school. I'm sure my son never gave that possibility a moment's thought.
So, we spent the day together, just me and the boy. First, we took Jolene to the park.
Then, we returned home and had pink pear smoothies. I will be sure to share the recipe soon.
We watched a bit of snow start to fall on the deck.
We watched more snow accumulate on the front path.
And then we decided to go for all-you-can-eat sushi.
Sure, there were only two of us, but we still had to order all the stuff we usually get as a family of four...veggie fried rice, edamame, spring rolls, tofu, veggie green dragon rolls, cucumber avocado rolls, crispy rolls, banana mango rolls and more. We were confident we could handle it all.
Maybe our confidence was unfounded. Here he is losing interest in the sushi rolls. You know how they threaten that you'll have to pay for any leftover rolls? My son quickly added up the costs and decided that's what we should do. I, on the other hand, stuffed a few more rolls in my face.
Then the lady asked if we wanted ice cream...and guess what? Yep, he said yes. I told him he betrayed me. You can see he was forcing that ice cream down though.
Back at home, it was soon time to pick up my little gal. After a quick snack...or two...or three, she got ready for her tap and acro classes.
We headed out...and found that the snow was almost gone already. Rain was falling. Not freezing rain, just rain.
As you can see, the dismal weather didn't dampen my girl's enthusiasm.
With no storm in sight, I'm thinking maybe another snow day today?
How is spring looking in your area?
Have a wonderful weekend, whatever the weather may be.
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