Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Day!!!

It's now 4:30 pm on Saturday, and it's been snowing pretty steadily for 24 hours. I am almost speechless. It's been at least 15 years since I've seen this much snow. The kids have been in a cycle all day; play outside, come in and drink hot chocolate while we dry their coats and mittens, then back outside again. What fun! I couldn't help taking lots of pictures, knowing that it could be a long time before we see this kind of snow again. Here's an overview of our day:
This was the view from our deck when we woke up this morning. (See Sunshine above, gazing out the window in her pajamas.)

Jim playing in the snow.

Sunshine's first steps into our "winter wonderland."

Sweet Pea dives in.

Tiger and Samson "snow wrestling."

Boo and Sunshine headed out again (they've switched snowsuits now!)

Look closely at the driveway; a tree has fallen into it! Several trees are broken or down in the backyard as well.

We capped off the day with a night-time walk in the snow (looking for Christmas lights in our neighborhood).

Boo makes a snow angel (yes, right in the middle of the street!)

Home again...and Jim tackles Tiger over the top of a snowdrift.

Good night!

1 comment:

  1. This is the conclusion I've come to - we need snowpants! :) I didn't think we'd have to buy them, but the kids can't stay out as long as they'd like because they get too wet. Do you remember the big hill you saw as you came into our neighborhood? They've been sledding down! :) This is so much fun! (well, the shoveling part wasn't :) ).
    Merry Christmas!