Friday, January 27, 2012

Snow Day!

 We have had SO many days that we thought Papa would call SNOW DAY/NO SCHOOL. But if nothing else in Turkey is efficient, their snow plows are! Every other day it has snowed, they've plowed, we've headed out to school...until Wednesday! Turkish schools are out for their winter holiday, so the plows took a break. Papa called it off, all cheered! And what a better way to begin the snow day than with some Quaker Instant Oatmeal. This is a treat for us, we can't buy it here. My friend Karyn dropped off a few bags of groceries from cleaning out her pantry, and all of us on staff chose an item. I got the oatmeal for the kids. Why save it? We used it the very next day on our snow day.

And as always, the middle girls were out the door as soon as they could go.
 They gathered with other school friends to build a snow tunnel for their sled run.
 These kids vary in age from first grade all the way up to eighth grade. I like that it doesn't matter here, they all play together.

 And the final task of the day was to build this giant ice fort.
We woke this morning a lightly dusted street. But right after the school buses began their routes, we got pelted. It hasn't let up all day. Today would have been a snow day, too. But we have that basketball tournament....for some reason, we can make to school when we have a basketball tournament that day!


Tara G. said...

I wish snowplows were efficient here- the grocery store had guys shoveling snow with planks of plywood! It's REALLY cold here now and everything they didn't clean (most of it) is freezing.

Totally off topic- is Selpak a Turkish brand?

Angie said...

How awesome that all the kids play together. Looks like they really enjoyed their snow day. That fort is pretty darn neat! I'm REALLY jelous of you snow. I want snow!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for Papa!! :)


Nanette R. said...

I have to admit that I'm jealous of your snow! All we're getting is rain in TN this winter (if you can call 60 degrees in January "winter"). Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your blog! :-)

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