It’s Saturday morning. Snow is falling and I’m making pancakes.
Toward the end of 2021 I felt like I wouldn’t continue my weekly highlight posts into 2022 but the closer I got to 2022 and now that we’re a week in to this new year, I have realized I would miss these regular connections and I’d like to continue them. I may not post exactly every week and I am still figuring out what exactly I want to share here. As my kids get older, I am always considering exactly how much of our family life to share. In the meantime though, I’m glad to be here and I hope each of you has had a good start to the new year.
This week was supposed to be back to school but the re-start of school in British Columbia was delayed by one week. So while Peter went back to work on Tuesday, Pearl was at home with me and Rose. Pearl loves school and was disappointed not to return so I made up a little schedule for our days. We had reading time, writing (for Pearl) and letter (for Rose) practise. We had recess in the backyard and did simple experiments and did some math. Some of it I just made up and some of it was from some workbooks I already had for them. It helped give our days structure and the girls mostly seemed to enjoy it.
On Thursday it snowed heavily and Peter had a snow day. We met some friends at the local park for sledding and ended up hanging out there for over 2 hours! Peter and I thought for sure the girls wouldn’t last that long but they had a blast. This snow was more like the snow we’re used to here on the West Coast than the snow we had in December. It also wasn’t as cold, closer to 0 degrees than -10. The snow was wetter and better for packing down too which meant we actually spend most of that morning building giant snowballs and snow forts. This park is where every kid in our neighbourhood seems to show up when it snows and it’s always fun to see everyone.
The snow this morning doesn’t seem to be sticking but it makes me grateful for our warm and cozy home, that we have each other, and the community around us.
Do you get much snow where you live? Is it the powdery kind that makes for good sledding or is the wetter kind that makes awesome snow forts?