Friday, February 28, 2014

A Second Snow {Feb 12-13}

Why, hello, snow... Yep. It snowed again (a couple weeks ago) and thankfully everyone was home safe and sound this time. Phew!

So, Wednesday morning (the 12th) was a very rainy, icy cold day. In fact, after it had been raining all day, the temp finally decided to drop a bit more. And this our boys' picnic table looked like this:


But, it stopped and all of us figured we would still have school the next day. No more rain. The icicles even started to drip drop away. Everyone got baths, clothes picked out, stories read, and kisses goodnight. As I walked my way back into the kitchen, my 5 quart mixing bowl that I put out just in case for snow cream should we actually get the mysterious snow, looked like this:

How long was I reading the rest of that Tree House book for???

Um, yeah. That is a few inches of snow people. That pic was taken at 7:36 pm. A half-hour after I said goodnight to the boys. Holy. Moly.

And just as I was headed outside to grab my mixing bowl, I got the phone call, text message, and email informing us parents that we will yet again be plagued with cabin fever having a snow day.

I must say...when you are safe and sound all together, a snow-covered neighborhood looks quite beautiful.

Absolutely gorgeous, in fact. Sweet dreams snow. See you in the morning.

All is calm. And, all is very bright at 5:30 am when there is snow on the ground!

Of course these guys could not wait and scarfed down their breakfast to play in the snow for as long as possible. SNOW!!

They enjoyed many snowball fights - though the snow was much to powdery to make a decent snowball.

 Plotting something (left) and getting their daddy (right).

Watching the big boys

Once I got Austin ready, he and I trekked into the snow. This is not technically his first snow, but it is the first time he has been outside in it all bundled up.He thought is was very bright!

The view over the fence
That hill actually looks rather nice when it is all snow-covered. 
In my boots boots LOL

Jason went in with Austin, while I stayed out to play with the boys for a bit more. Eventually, I went back inside. But, the guys? They stayed out there for about another hour before deciding that it was too cold. They had such a great time!

The aftermath of fun in the snow!

Thankfully, the snow did not last long and was gone by the end of the day. The snow and I have a love/hate relationship... It's fine and dandy until my family is spread out all over the city, I literally get stuck at home, or it just lasts much too long. Now, Mr. Weatherman, I hope we are done with this. It is time to bring on Spring!

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