Talk about a crazy, messed up weekend. The girls were supposed to be off from school on Friday and Monday, giving them a nice long weekend, but then we had a snowstorm along with horribly cold temperatures, so school was cancelled on Thursday as well. Because of the cancellation on Thursday, Cassandra and Rebecca had to go to school on Friday morning for a meeting that was postponed. It wouldn’t have been such a big deal, but it was for a program that they were participating in on Tuesday, eeek! Luckily, Fiona also had to go to the meeting, so her mom picked the girls up and dropped them off at the school on her way to work, and another mom brought them home. It is definitely nice having so many kids in our neighborhood that go to Kennedy.
The girls got home just before lunch. They were chatting as they were walking in the house, so Rebecca was totally unprepared for what was going to greet her:
“Hello little sis!!! Happy Valentine’s Weekend!”
“OH MY GOSH!!!! Sophia, what are you doing here???” Rebecca ran over to give Sophia a big hug.
Rebecca’s sister Sophia had decided to come all the way from New York City to surprise her since her school had a long weekend too. “I got on a bus at 4 in the morning so I could be sure to be here by lunch time. You can imagine how surprised I was that you weren’t here, but the other girls told me what happened.”
“This is so cool,” replied Rebecca. “When do you have to go back?”
“I’ll leave late Monday afternoon, that way I can get back home Monday night late, but still get up to go to school the next morning. I brought you another surprise…” Sophia said as she handed Rebecca a box.
“OOOOOOOooooo, blueberry muffins from D & S Marketplace, awesome!” exclaimed Rebecca. “Yeah, I figured that would be easier to transport than a burger and fries from J G Melon!” laughed Sophia. “Agreed! I can have a couple of these for lunch.”
Sophia attends a performing arts school in New York City, she is a talented actress, dancer and singer. “I thought you were supposed to have rehearsals all weekend for the play you are in” inquired Rebecca. “Well, it’s turning into the Titanic,” chuckled Sophia. “First they are having all kinds of trouble with the sets not working out, and then the director came down with a horrible case of laryngitis. It’s a bit hard to direct a group of kids with no voice! So she cancelled the rehearsals for the weekend. I decided it was a perfect chance to come visit you and your friends!”
Rebecca was super excited to see Sophia, she is 15 and a fun big sister. They miss each other tremendously, but little visits throughout the year and Skype help them stay in touch.
It was bitter cold all weekend, everyone pretty much stayed indoors. So, what did they all do to keep occupied?
Here are Kit and Marie-Grace listening to music:
I thought it sounded like they were dancing, but they stopped the minute I opened the door.
Abby and Zara came over, here’s Abby watching Torchwood with Cassandra. Cassandra is trying to get her hooked.
Here are Zara and Alya playing a heated game of Uno Spin with Rebecca, Sophia and Shivan all watching. It was very suspenseful!
The other girls in the neighborhood were away and didn’t get to meet Sophia. Louisa was at her dad’s for the weekend and Kanani and Fiona went to Erie with Fiona’s parents to see her brother, plus they spent the weekend at an indoor waterpark there. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
Sophia was supposed to catch the bus back to New York City Monday afternoon. Mother Nature had other ideas though. A major snowstorm was moving in, and the weatherman was predicting much more snow than originally thought. After a few phone calls to her parents, everyone decided it would probably be much safer for Sophia just to stay put until the next day. It’s a good thing too: we got 10 inches of snow! School here was cancelled again. So much for that program Cassandra and Rebecca went to the meeting for! I’m sure all of the kids in the area were happy, what started out as a 4 day long weekend had turned into 6.
It did finally warm up enough to go outside, so Rebecca and Sophia decided to go on a walk in the snow. Sophia thought it was so pretty, the snow doesn’t end up quite as dirty and yucky looking here as it does in the city. “I hear lots of birds singing” said Sophia. “We are hoping it means that Punxatawney Phil’s prediction was right and we’ll have an early spring!” replied Rebecca. They both decided it would be fun to climb up on the snow bank that was created from my husband shoveling the driveway. “I hope I don’t fall off!” yelled Sophia.
Later in the afternoon the snow had finally stopped, so we took Sophia to catch the bus back to New York City. “I’m sure going to miss you sis,” said Rebecca. “What would you think if I came here to stay over Easter break?” asked Sophia. “I think it would be awesome!” At the same time, both girls said “it’s a plan!”