Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

For the day and a half before Christmas last week, it rained here. And by rained, I mean it poured. Had it been snowing instead of raining, we would never have made it to church -- or anywhere else. On Saturday, it turned into snow. Light, puffy, fun snow. And it kept snowing. In fact, we ended up with over a foot.

(Yes, I had to take the picture through the screen door, as there was enough snow, and the snow was heavy enough that I could no longer open the screen.)

We ended up shoveling multiple times during the snowfall to try to keep the driveway at a reasonable level, and the wee ones had a blast "helping" us out by using their shovels. Of course, their version of helping usually entailed shoveling snow from the grass onto the driveway, but they're learning.

We decided to go sledding after awhile, and it was weird. As we walked to the "hill" near our house (really a detention pond), it was silent because the snow absorbed absolutely all sound. And oddly, there were no other children outside playing on the day after Christmas.

Us? We were out. We played. And we had a blast! We played outside and sledded on Sunday and on Monday and ... well, you get the picture. It's cold, and we need hot cocoa when we come in, but that just makes it all the more fun.

And for me? The proof is in their faces.


Connie December 30, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

Perfect snow for snow angels and rolling down the hill! Cute videos!

Alexis AKA MOM December 31, 2009 at 1:53 AM  

OMGosh my dear that is some serious snow. LOVE the video, looks like everyone had fun!

Jane In The Jungle December 31, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

That is great snow.....sooooo wish we would have some here!!!!

Karen December 31, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

How fun! Your kiddos will remember that for years to come.

Melisa Wells January 1, 2010 at 5:18 PM  

I love when it snows like that over Winter Break. Fun times!

(You know what else is fun? When the kids are old enough to go out alone and do all the shoveling, while you stay in and drink cocoa. haha)

Michelle January 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

Connie - It did make for great snow angels, but as you can see -- we had a few issues with the sledding. The snow was so powdery and so deep that the sleds didn't want to go!

Alexis - Yep, serious snow. Now imagine that the inches (many) of rain that we'd had the previous two days had been snow instead. Thinking that each inch is generally ~10" of snow really gets me freaked out! :)

Jane - I love it for Christmas, but ummm after that I'm sorta done with the whole snow and cold thing. I'd happily send some your way if I could!

Karen - I'm not sure that they will. We actually go sledding and playing outside all the time, but I certainly hope that they remember the fun of playing outside with everyone even if they don't remember this particular instance :)

Melisa - Better over break than during school! And it's also fun when you have children too small to have to go outside and your husband insists you stay inside because "it's too cold" to watch said small children. Although oddly, I actually like shoveling snow. What can I say?

septembermom January 1, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

That's perfect winter fun for kids ( and grownups too :) Love the snow!!

Michelle March 8, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

Kelly - Oh yeah, we had a lot of fun outside, too. Now we're heading into MUD, but that just means spring is coming soon, right?

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