is posting The Snowy Day. And actually, we already have a snow day declared with no school here tomorrow! Here's hoping we have a big dramatic storm that harms no one and keeps us cozy inside, making cookies for Friday's Valentine's Party at preschool, filling out invitations for my 3 yo's upcoming birthday party, making bird feeders, etc, etc, etc...(as you can see, it's very hard for me to relax...).
I just love The Snowy Day and how it so perfectly captures the excitement and wonder of a snowy day, the thrill upon waking up and finding the world covered in a blanket of white and the awe with which young Peter goes out and explores his world, now completely transformed. The joy he finds in making footprints and snow angels, smacking a snow covered tree and the fervent wish that he can bring a piece of the day indoors and hold it forever (I cannot tell you how many snowballs my mother let me store in the freezer...). I love reading this book to my son. If you haven't read it yourself, or with your children, do so immediately!