It has been the most un-winter winter of our lives. Finally, it snowed in March. We played in the snow for 2 straight days: making a snowman, throwing snowballs, and sledding down the hill behind our house. I often wonder why we bought this house when there are too many remodeling projects (like an ENTIRE unfinished basement). But on our snow day, I remembered. We bought this house to be next to a park, and to have a gate in our that opens on to a HUGE sledding hill. We walked out the door, went sledding, and came in the house for lunch--went sledding again for a few hours, came in for hot cocoa--went sledding again, and finally came in for dinner. Noel asked if she could stay home from preschool, and being the mom I am, I gladly said yes. Not only did she want to play in the snow--I wanted to play in the snow! The funny thing is that out of 11 kids in her preschool, 8 other kids played hooky that day. Glad to know I'm in good company on the snow day policy!