Bridget that story is true. My aunt looked up every fact on Terrence Howard when we came home lol. It said that both his parents are bi-racial though but his father looks white and mom looks black and his father did 11 months for manslaughter for killing that guy. He has had an interesting life. We also read that Terrence only made $12k for Hustle and Flow, the movie he was nominated for an Oscar for, which was shocking. I still don't believe that's true. But one of his quotes was something along the lines that he "works to pay the bills" before that movie so he must not have been paid well until then. After that he got $500K to over $1 million per movie, so I can see why actors/actresses want to be nominated!
So sorry your instincts were off about the snow. I'm sure you'll make it up to Kai and since winter is still around, you'll have plenty of time for winter-wonder-landing it up in the snow sometime in the near future.
ETA: Elle just came and asked me for a snack. I reminded her she just got one (like 10 minutes ago). She then asks me "how do you say snack in Spanish." I tell her I don't know and asks if she does. A boy in her preschool is Peruvian and he speaks Spanish and has taught her some words (unfortunately "potty" words, as she calls them like butt and poop and booger in Spanish). She says: "I think you call a snack el snacka lacka in Spanish. lol, I thought it was funny. Now I am coughing and need to go lay down lol.