Yup it's snowing in April. Not just a few flakes falling reminding us of our northern climate, no...I mean snowing. I think it snowed for almost 40 hours straight Thursday and Friday. This morning (Saturday) we woke to beautiful glorious sunshine, and another 3-4 inches from last night. I checked the weather and it looked like it would be clear all day, by noon it was snowing again. I just hope the weather is completely wrong this time, because they are forecasting another snow storm for tomorrow into Monday, another 6-8 inches accompanied with a lot of wind.
Dave and I just got back from San Diego on Wednesday. He was out there for work and I got to tag along this trip to see the new offices and enjoy some sun. It was great, but I was really hoping I would return to some melted snow. Instead there was a storm that hit right after I took off and it stayed cold (mid 30's) while we were away. It's been mid 30's this whole month if not cooler. All of our April showers are made up of snow it seems. This last storm gave us 8-12 inches, it's actually pretty hard to tell exactly how much since the winds were 30-40 mph and making a mess of what did fall. School was canceled half way through the day on Thursday and all day on Friday.
With the kids home Dave decided to give them reports to do. He paired them up, gave them a topic, links to The Khan Academy online and a computer and sent them on their way. Last night the kids did their presentations for us. They were pretty amazing. Hosanna and Elisha were given the French Revolution and it's impact on the play Les Meserables, and it's impact on French art. Elisha, an avid Victor Hugo fan, and Hosanna, who loves all art, were thrilled and spent the whole afternoon, much longer then the required two hours working on it. They had a cool power point presentation. Hosanna was upset because she spent a huge chunk of time trying to find art that didn't show topless women! Oops Dave! That one probably needed to be better thought through before assigning it next time! Trinity did her report on spies, and Josiah and Zoe did theirs on black holes. They had some neat videos and were able to answer most of the questions. Joseph and Lacy did their report on how an engine works. Lacy drew a diagram of an engine on a piece of paper and Joseph walked through the power point they made. Lacy was having a hard time getting started in her presentation, I think she was a bit nervous and embarrassed. We started coaching her by asking her some questions. Dave asked her "Lacy, what did you do your report on?" To which she quickly replied "A piece of paper!". The whole room lost it. It was just too funny. She slapped her forehead and just shook her head like we were the silly ones.
Today the kids are enjoying a much slower pace of life, some fresh fallen snow, and some newly purchased art supplies. I love watching them find things that interest them and getting to spend some time working on it. I guess having another snow storm tomorrow might be okay after all!