We had some gorgeous snow fall a couple of weeks ago. Caroline was out of school for 3 days. It snowed Wednesday and then again Thursday night for a total 8-14 inches. I know that amount sounds weird, but it was. The wind blew like crazy and tossed up the snow in places. One of end of our yard had about 8 inches and the other had about 14 inches. I think the official total for the city was 12. It was very odd though. The pictures in our backyard are all from Wednesday. In these I am taking pictures with my good camera while pulling a kid/kids on a sled.
We put out a bowl for snow cream on Thursday night. I brought it in the house Friday morning while it was still snowing - I didn't want it to get buried like last year. I was just in time, the bowl was overflowing.
It snowed hard all day Friday and the winds were fierce. Adam worked from home and took a short break to pull the girls on their sleds when he wind wasn't as bad.
Henry is not a huge fan of snow yet. He tries to like it because he sees the big girls having so much fun.
In this picture, Henry is saying "Teeeese" so precious because that's how I knew he wanted to have fun out there. He was trying =)
We went out and did some good sledding on Saturday. Our first attempt was a quarter mile walk from our house. There is a park with big hills. This ended up being a disaster. It was Henry's nap time so he cried and cried. I finally turned back to come home with him and let him nap. Well, Adam and the girls were about 15 minutes behind me because both girls had snow in their boots. The drifts on those hills were definitely 14 inches deep. Lucy's feet especially were soaked and bright red. We got her warmed up. Thankfully, they plowed our road at about 3:30 pm and we loaded up and went to another hot sledding spot to try again. The new spot was Caroline's school which is exactly 1 mile from our house and it was AWESOME! The girls were unstoppable. They went over and over again. Adam taught them how to run and go down on your belly. Both of them thought that was the greatest, but neither could quite master it as they had to slow down to "plop" onto the sled. Lucy would run and then full stop and lay down on her sled and then couldn't figure out why she wasn't flying down the hill. We finally had to leave because it was getting dark. Henry sat quietly in my lap watching from the top of the hill the whole time =)