Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Snow Day

Jody Grisham groaned as her alarm clock went off. It was time to get up and get ready for school. She was about to roll over and go back to sleep when out of the corner of her eye she saw her mother enter her room. "Just five more minutes. Please, ma!" she begged.

"Don't rush. School's cancelled." Mom informed Jody. "It 's been snowing since last night. They've called a snow day."

Jody was suddenly filled with a burst of energy. She hurried to the window and pulled back the curtain. Sure enough the ground and road were completely covered with a thick blanket of white snow.  "Yay!" exclaimed Jody.  She quickly got dressed in a heavy yellow sweater, purple snow pants and black boots and got ready to go out in the snow.

"Where are you going?" asked Mommy. "A minute ago you could barely get out of bed."

Jody grinned. "Yeah," she replied, "but that was before I knew there was no school today."

Just then, the doorbell rang. "Now who can that be in this weather?" Mommy wondered out loud.
She went down to answer the door while Jody finished getting ready. A few seconds later, she called up the stairs. "Jody! Kaelyn's here!" Kaelyn Brice was Jody's best friend. She lived just up the street.

Jody quickly hurried downstairs. "Hi!" she greeted Kaelyn excitedly. "I was just going to come get you."

"Come outside!" urged Kaelyn. "Let's not waste a minute!" Jody and Kaelyn both loved the snow. They had loved it since they were little. They loved it so much that their mothers used to call them snow babies.

Jody hurried outside. "What are we going to do first?" asked Jody.

"Let's go sledding." suggested Kaelyn.

They went into the garage and took out Jody's big red sled. Then, they headed to the big hill at the end of their block. They took turns sledding down the hill until they got too tired and too cold, Then, they headed back to Jody's house for a break.

By then, it was lunch time, and Jody's mother had hot tomato soup and warm grilled cheese sandwiches for them. It was just what their cold bellies needed. "Thanks, Mom." said Jody gratefully.

"Yeah, thanks, Mrs. Grisham." added Kaelyn.

"Did you too have enough snow and cold for one day?" teased Jody's mother.

"No!" exclaimed both girls at once.

Jody's mother laughed.

After the girls had been fed and warmed up and their clothes had been dried. They bundled up and headed back out again. "What are we going to do now?" asked Jody.

"Let's build a snowman." decided Kaelyn.

They began rolling together a big ball of snow for the bottom of the snowman. When they finished making their snowman Jody went inside and got a hat and scarf for him and a carrot for his nose. "Well hello, Mr. Frosty." Jody greeted their creation when they were done.

"I think Mr. Frosty needs a wife." declared Kaelyn.  They build a lady snowman. Then, before they knew it they had build a whole family of snowmen; Mr. Frosty, his wife, and their two snow children.

Afterwards, they were cold and went inside to warm up again. This time Jody's mother served them cookies and hot chocolate.  "Now, did you have your fill of the ice, cold and snow?" she asked as she served their food and drinks. Both girls shook their head no.

The girls warmed up and dried off and headed out again. This time they build a snow fort and had a snowball fight. By the time, they were done it was starting to get dark. "Jody!" called her mother from the doorway. "Kaelyn's mother called. It is time for her to go home, and it's time for you to come in."

Jody and Kaelyn exchanged disappointed looks as Kaelyn headed off toward home. Jody headed in the house.  "So did you have enough of the snow for a while?" her Mom asked her.

Jody shook her head vigorously. "Oh no!" she exclaimed. "I wish every day could be a snow day!"

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