Friday, February 14, 2014

Snowpocalypse 2014: The Play

As Canadians living in the southern United States, we tend to end up missing snow in winter, especially the fun that it can bring.

Since Mother Nature decided to bless us with 6 inches of the fluffy white stuff on Wednesday, we got the chance to play in the snow on Thursday.

More importantly, at least for me, our kids got the chance to play in the snow.  It is a rare event to get enough snow to actually do snow things like build snowmen, and go sledding.  It will likely only last a day or two, so I was itching to get out and make the most of it.

So come along and join us as we experience the joy of a winter wonderland thru the eyes of my kids.  We'll start by the classic snowman construction. This snow was excellent packing snow, so it only took a few rolls to get a large snowball to use as the base.
Abigail was too little to push snowballs, but she spent a long time picking up snow and squeezing it between her mittens.  Also, if you notice the snow goes up to her knees... explains those stories your Grandpa used to tell about walking to school with snow up to your knees, uphill both ways, eh?
Building the second layer.  I went inside to get carrots and some dark chocolate to use as the eyes. Oh, and the hat.
Abigail went to play in her playhouse.
All the kids at play, with a snowy guardian to watch them.
Soon we headed off to the hill beside our house to try our hand at sledding.  This was the first time either had really used a sled before.  They took right to it.
Zeke really loved it.  Luckily for us he also enjoyed pulling the sled back up the hill, most of the time.
Abigail enjoyed herself too, tho she was a little unsure of all the wicked speeds.
Sometimes I pulled them back up the hill on the sled.  Sometimes the sled tipped over by accident.  This time I think Zeke tipped over on purpose.    Sometimes falling off the sled is more fun than staying on it.
So that was our day.  It looks like the snow may still be around tomorrow so hopefully we'll get more adventures.  You have to pack in as much fun as you can when your winter wonderlands only last 2 days.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!