Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snow Day

It snowed in Houston yesterday, which means the world shut down. Half the schools had early release. Employers let everyone leave at noon. For a few snowflakes. But here? Just 45 minutes north of Houston. The looked at those kids, told them to put their coats and boots on and suck it up. Then they took them outside to play all day.

While the parents decorated the halls for Christmas yes Christmas, you can say Christmas here at this school, the kids sipped hot chocolate in class, ran in and out chasing snowflakes, and Christmas music piped through the halls. By the time Kenny and I had strung lights down the entire Kindergarten hallway, Emmi had her fill of the cold. She was over the snow, and refused to go out again. Her first real snow over and done with. She was decidedly not a fan.
I, however, was still in awe. I count the number of times I have been in snow on one hand. Maybe two. No more than that, though. I ran around outside taking pictures that is snow, not rain, I swear, until I remembered snow is cold. And? I don't much like cold.

But it sure is pretty once every five years.


Allison Talamantez said...

Come see us and we can go to the snow park then drive right back down to the warmth....its awesome! I know, I think we were six and then in seventh grade...those are the two Houston snows right?

I am Trish Marie said...

It snowed when we were in 10th grade also. I remember, because we got early release. Instead of going home and avoiding the ice, we all piled in Nathan's truck and drove around all afternoon. Hands down one of my favorite high school memories. That was just a few months before he moved, well here!

Kristin said...

I remember when it shut down over rain too. Streetlights would go out. People would drive 5 miles an hour. Good times!