It started around 7 in the morning, but we were lucky enough to know that school would be cancelled the night before. You might think it's odd to have school called for such a little amount of snow (2-4 inches), but that's why it is called. We only have 1 - 4 days of snow here a year so we don't have the equipment to clear the roads or sand them for the buses to get through safely.
1 hour after the first flakes fell, we went for a walk.
We were very bundled, even the dogs, but it wasn't nearly as cold as it was the day of the Polar Bear Plunge.
After an hour walking, we went home for eggs and toast.
To raise money for Special Olympics, you have probably heard of the Polar Bear Plunge. Crazy individuals and teams jump into frigid waters after they have donated or raised money to be donated to Special Olympics. This is the first one our town has ever put on. Closest one before was a town 35 miles away, so we had never been to one. 2 or 3 weekends ago, it was in the 70s and would not have been a big deal.
Today, it is 21 degrees.
One of the local head sponsors of Special Olympics talks to a few of the athletes.
This team is from Canyon and Sahara's school. The man in the middle, the middle school principal, Mr. T.
The costume contest winners where the deviled eggs. They are wearing devil horns. And there is Mr. T to the right!
The Wizard of Oz team. They had a stuffed Toto, so we lent them Malaki :)
All the teams before it's time to get wet.
The Fire Fairies (firemen) get ready to plunge.
Wizard of Oz in the water.
(no Malaki did not go for a swim)
This group raced out to the rescue boat and back.
I'm glad the whole event took only a half an hour. It was windy and freezing. The people in shorts and topless were insane!
Last week I saw this on Pinterest. I had a heart shaped cake pan so we tried it. I used 2 cans of cinnamon rolls. Sahara took this one to be auctioned off at a basketball game to raise money for Sea Camp (which she plans to go to the very beginning of next school year).