Friday, February 28, 2014

Mid-February Snow Day

Earlier this month, we had a little bit of a weekend surprise: Snow!

By the time February rolls around, our area's chances of getting any more snow usually drops considerably. Knowing that the temperature was expected to rise fairly quickly during the day, I knew time was of the essence if we wanted to get any play time in the snow. So, the kids and I quickly donned our snow gear and headed outside.

We had a marvelous time and wound up playing on three of the four sides of our house! The kids started on the deck (while I put on my snow gear) and then we moved to the front yard. After awhile, Annika and Conor decided to go on an adventure ... aka, the south part of our yard. We threw snowballs, made snow angels, and watched our footprints create patterns all over the yard.

Their imaginations went wild as they played. I loved eavesdropping on them as they built their imaginary world with various plot lines and characters.

After an hour or so, we were quite numb, so called it a day. About an hour after that, the snow started to melt ... making way for the first few signs of spring.

Snow on our lilac tree's branches

Conor taking aim

Snow fun

I adore this photo of little Miss Annika!!

The cutest little snowball maker around! (OK, he's tied with his sister!)

Say "cheese!!"
"Mama - it's too bright!!!"
"OK, just close your eye and then open them when I count to three. 1 - 2 - 3"
"Uhh... Conor? You forgot to open."
"No I didn't Too bright!"

Conor eating a snow ball off of the house. (Good thing we vaccinate our children!!)

More snowy branches

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