As I said in the post prior, we decided to stay up at my in-laws on the night of Ben's birthday. Here is the reason:
It snowed! They live about 45min away and down then up big big hills. Normally it's not all that much of a problem (especially now with my new Subaru!), but it had rained, slushed, then snowed. This creates a nice sheet (or thick layer) of ice under the snow. Not ideal for driving long distances or driving in the country where deer are prevalent. It would have taken forever to get home and would not have been the safest option. So we stayed the night.
Miles was thrilled beyond belief. The kid loves snow. Apparently, so does Isla. She likes to eat it. Must be an instinctual thing :).
The next morning, we got to enjoy the snow for a bit. It is insanely windy at their house, so the sledding didn't last long. Notice I'm taking pics from inside the house!
This was the first snow of the year. We've had some snow showers since and had a few inches total. Now it is 38 and sunnyish with rain in the forecast for the next few days...blah!