Yesterday, people got notices on their iPhones that there was a blizzard warning for tomorrow. What? The high was 73 degrees yesterday! I laughed at it. People are always making such a big deal about the weather around here.
When I got ready for work, it wasn't really that cold. I put my leggings under my pants like I always do. I even wore a sweater today but I didn't put on a jacket.
Today was half day at work, and also the last day of the week because Thursday & Friday are Rodeo Break. After I dismissed the kids at 11:30 I went downstairs to make homework packets for next week and then I went to the front office to get my resume so I could make a copy. As I was walking back to my classroom, someone commented "It's so pretty outside." I looked outside and saw that it was raining and got bummed about it. Who wants rain? I want sunshine! I walked closer to the window and noticed the rain drops were actually pretty big... and white. & What do you know? They weren't rain drops at all! They were snow flakes! I ran all the way down the second grade hall into Mrs. Nye's room- the teacher who teaches next to me. "Mrs. Nye- It's snowing!!!" "What?" She got out of her chair pretty quickly as we ran downstairs to go check out the snow from the office.
I couldn't wait to get home and see my babies. I knew that Tim would be outside playing with them. I went back to the copy room to pick up my homework packets... which seemed to take forever. Plus I still needed to make a copy of my resume for the principal. I kept watching the snow fall out of the back door. I was a little nervous it would stop falling and I'd miss all the fun at home. When my packets were finally done, I zoomed them back up to my classroom and walked quickly out the door.
The parking lot was pretty fun too. All of the cars were completely covered in snow. I went to my car and turned on my windshield wipers... which didn't move. Apparently snow is heavier than rain :) I grabbed a reusable shopping bag and pushed the snow off all of my windows and drove home. I had to share the exciting news with my momma and let her know it was snowing in Tucson. I drove home in snow, for the first, and probably, last time.
When I got home I opened the front door and I could see the backdoor wide open and sure enough, sweet little Ryan was all bundled up and playing outside in the snow. Jake was sitting in his hair chair eating a snack. I scooped up Jake and got him dressed warm, grabbed my camera, and headed out back to take some pictures.
Yeah yeah yeah-- I just wrote a post about how much I hate cold weather. & I do. But I will admit, the snow falling was pretty fun. I felt like a little kid waking up on Christmas morning with how excited I was.
Daddy & his boys.
Tim put Jakey down in the snow and the kid didn't move. He just stayed there and moved his head every once in a while.. but other than that.. he stayed still.
I just giggled looking at the pictures again. Ryan kept coming up to him and handing him snow and putting snow on his head. Ryan was loving the snow! Tim & Ryan were throwing snowballs at each other (why isn't "each other" one word?) There was Jakey in the background, just standing.
It snowed for more than two hours. After we played in the snow, I pulled up all the blinds just so I could watch the snow fall. I kept turning around on the couch to look out the window. It was so pretty. Tim must have thought I was crazy because I kept saying "Isn't this so fun?!"
It stopped snowing after 2 hours. I was a little sad. I gave Jakey a nap and decided I needed a nap too. When I woke up, the snow had started to melt and we were able to see the ground again. I was bummed wondering when I'd ever see it snow again & wishing that I had taken more pictures.
At 5:45, I was walking into the kitchen and I noticed it was snowing again! It snowed for about 40 minutes. Tim went out and made some steaks on the grill. We were laughing at the grill because the snow was melting and now it was steaming. Us, Tucson people, are pretty amused by snow, in case you haven't noticed.
Gave the babies a bath, watched American Idol, came out of our bedroom & it's snowing again, for the third time today.
Tim is actually out on the main road taking pictures... & I'm sitting here typing up a blog entry all about snow in Tucson. What could be better than that? Not having to work for 4 days :)