Yes, you read that right…for Luke, it’s still Christmas break. He hasn’t been back to school due to his eight days of cough and fever (never over 100 so I wasn’t ever really worried, plus he was acting pretty normal). Which, when diagnosed, was actually a double ear-infection that caused no pain and walking pneumonia – go, Mom, for letting that go on so long. The doctor did make me feel a little better by saying that this can sometimes go on for several weeks because outside the cough and the low fever that comes and goes, you don’t feel all that bad. He would have gone back to school today, but, it’s a snow day due to the whopping 3 inches of light, fluffy snow that we got last night. I’m all for snow days when they’re needed, but c’mon.
Needless to say, I was ready for school to be back in session for him. Not that I don’t love him. But there is such a thing as too much togetherness, and we
were are there. Though today seems different and special because of the snow, so things are pretty smooth-sailing around here. That, and the two little boys are watching WordWorld while Luke drinks some hot cocoa.
This was Jack Henry’s first time to play in the snow. I was able to escape this last year because he still wasn’t very steady on his feet, but this year there was no getting around it. So I spent about 30 minutes gathering up all of the snow boots, hats, scarves, coats and gloves I could find, hoping to find something to fit each boy. Turns out I totally blanked on buying Luke snowpants this year. Bummer. He’s the least affected by the cold, though, so he was fine with some layers, and I’ll get right on getting him a pair of snowpants in preparation for the next blizzard to hit St. Louis.
Here is video evidence (loving my new camera!) and pictures from our day!