malo e lelei
That's Tongan for Hello. All the snow has melted and I was a bit worried but I googled and all is well in Tonga. Lucky, I wouldn't want an angry horde of Tongan Rugby Players after me. :)
I was feeling a bit guilty about wishing for global warming though. I mean Nagano is just heading in to the ski season and it's all about SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! here for the next 6 months or so. So, here's a shout out to Hakuba Ski Resort. Beautiful place. Apparently. :)
Back to the busy day.
This morning we played car swaps so DH could take the only car with snow tyres on at the moment and I would just wait until the snow melted later in the day before going out. He called 2 minutes later laughing- there was no snow at all down on the flatland. Poor Meg, she was all snowbooted up and ready to play in the snow at kinder. :(
Amy was out and about though:
I have just realised how many pictures I have of my kids running around in circles. I swear they do do other things, as well. Really. :)
I went back inside to get dressed and Amy started howling. Really wailing. I raced outside to see what was wrong and she screamed 'Don't step on the snow!!' The measly centimetre of powder was melting quickly and everywhere she'd walked had already melted. Poor kid was beside herself that she hadn't made a snowman yet. So going for mummy of the year, in my pyjamas and polarfleece jacket I helped her scrape together enough snow and we made this:
An itty bitty snowman.
Then it was off for a peer pressure driven trip to McDonalds to eat a McFlurry. How was it? Well it was more like a dessert than a drink and I made a bit of an idiot of myself trying to suck it through the top of the funny square spoon. *^_^* It was very good though. :) It was the first time I've taken A to Maccas and she was ecstatic "Hamburgers AND chips!!" Totally blew my whole too cool for school, I come here everyday look I was going for. Oh well.
Then it was off to my breast exam at the health centre. A fun 2 hours of lining up, waiting, being gelled up, ultrascanned, wiped down, lining up, waiting, being powdered up, felt up, wiped down and shipped out. Actually I was really impressed. It was very thorough and respectfully done to boot. :)
Add banking, shopping, the post office and the kinder pickup, making chocolate biscuits with the girls and making dinner and it was a pretty full day.
Now I'm off to do the dishes superquickly so I can sit down with DH and watch CSI and maybe even stay awake till the end this time!