It doesn't snow much here, so for us to get five inches was a sweet surprise for the kids. They not only got to stay home from school, but this snow is perfect for making snowballs and snowmen. It's also great for sledding.
As for me, the best part was watching the snow fall and cover everything in sight. I wanted to see virgin snow - before the cars and kids touched it's beauty. After that, it was time for me to go to bed while they played.