Dec 20, 2012

Snow Day

As I was tucking her in last night, Pigtails says:

"Daddy, if everyone in my class wears their jammies backwards, we'll get a snow day tomorrow."

I peeled back the covers, sure enough, she had her footy PJs on backwards.

Woke up this morning to a foot of powder and no school.  Yippee, a snow day, both of us played hooky.  Blow drifts, cut cookies in the grocery getter and load up the neighbor kids to skid down the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi.  

It went like this:



-Beard

16 comments:

  1. great video! Can I ask where that sled hill is? We are looking for a good one and that one looks great!

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    1. Thanks, nearly a GB of video capture and 3 hours of work to piece together that crusty little two minute vid' last night.

      Waveland is where you want to go in DSM for sledding. Grandview over on the east side is another good one. If you come visit Waveland, be sure and do the Waveland Cafe next door, their breakfast is the bomb.

      http://www.wavelandgolfcourse.org/
      http://www.yelp.com/biz/waveland-cafe-des-moines

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    2. Thanks for the hill tips! No Waveland Cafe for me today though...saving room for Jethros tonight!

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    3. Have you tried Jethro's Cajun out west? Curious how it compares to the original over by Drake.

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    4. We have not, but we are going to try the new one in Ankeny tonight I think.

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  2. Anonymous12/21/2012

    Loved doing donuts in the parking lot! Looked like an awesome day in the Midwest.

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    1. I never get tired of donuts. Another snow day today, two in a row.

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  3. Yesterday was a snow day for us, too! We dug out the cars, plowed the drive, and built a tunnel through the 5 foot drift at our back door. Today, most of the rural kids have another snow day because the country roads are still too icy for travel. We live right on the highway, though, so I was able to get my brat to school for his last day before Christmas break. I've never experienced donuts in an ice-covered parking lot - knowing my luck I'd manage to wedge the car into a snow bank! :-)

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    1. Sounds like you had a fun play day, do you live in the Arctic with 5ft drifts?

      Load the brat into the minivan, find a parking lot and check iced donuts off your bucket list.

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  4. Well, only you played hookie... hers was an actual snow day :P.

    We got a lot of ice more than snow... didn't even cancel school, I'm glad because I need the quite to work!

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    1. Well, technically speaking, perhaps.

      The girl's outside playing in the 7 degree wind chill. I expect she'll be heading inside crying about frozen digits in 3...2...

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  5. I don't know...ours were out 3 times yesterday and already once today....I think it is all a ploy to drink more hot cocoa tho!

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  6. Kelli K12/22/2012

    Awww...I want some snow! It looks like you and Pigtails had a great time! Do you know that they hired a snow machine at the school where my friend works? It was a special treat for the kids this week before going on winter break. The students just stood around and looked at it unil the teachers started making/throwing snowballs. They finally joined in. Poor little southern California kids!

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    1. I picked the song 'San Francisco' for the video since it doesn't really snow there, summer warmth tunes to balance out the cold sledding. Now you've blown the equilibrium with the southern Cali' snow comment.

      Please tell me tax $ didn't pay for the snow machine.

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  7. Cool! It doesn't snow here therefore no snow days EVER. We don't even get heatwave days. I've shown my kids this video, just for a taste of what kids elsewhere get up to. They liked it. "Can we do that someday?" Hmmm, it's on the list definitely, just not sure where in the world it will be. Hope you guys are keeping your toes toasty & mugs full!

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    1. My brother and his family live in Joplin where the snow doesn't fall. One visit, I brought a cooler full of Iowa snow for his little girls to play with. They were at first confused by the white stuff, then delighted.

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