Last winter, we had no snow. We had some flurries, but we went the whole winter without being able to make one snowball.
This winter, it seems Mother Nature is making up making up for lost time with one of the best snowfalls we've had since we've lived here. We probably got 4 inches yesterday and another 4 today. The funny thing is I have Aunts in Chicago and Nova Scotia, Canada and neither has gotten this much snow. Crazy!
Here's my overload of photos. I'm making up for last year. Speaking of which, I took out the snow pants and boots and my kids can barely fit in them. Typically, snow clothes run big, but after 2 years, my kids could barely get in them. Emily is 10 and wearing a size 6 bibs. She had to leave the shoulder straps down, otherwise, it was very uncomfortable. Ben is in a 5T and he's almost 9. His are way too short. And Noah is in a 3T. He's 5. They fit fine. I'm hitting clearance racks in a few months and buying everybody a size bigger.
Yesterday, it started coming down and the kids couldn't wait to get out there.
It started with a few flurries.
And turned to this in a few hours.
Emily was doing cartwheels. Not a surprise.
Ben in his favorite Sasquatch hat.
Noah making big snowballs, which he then threw at me.
Ben was throwing snowballs at me too. Not nice.
Even Rocko likes the snow.
And more fun...
Then, David came home at lunch before the roads got bad and finished the day working from home. I know it's just a little snow, but I think our town has 1 snow plow, so roads can get bad quickly.
David had to play first.
Seriously, my husband gets way too into throwing snowballs. Look at his nice form.
He'd throw snowballs at the wall and Rocko, who loves balls, would try to chase the ball up the wall.
Then, the kids moved to the front yard.
Ben puts his head in the door and asks me for a carrot. So, I bring a carrot and hat out, only to find he built the worlds smallest snowman.
Then, he built one for the mail lady.
More snow fun...
This morning, we woke up to a bunch of new powder. I'm not feeling so great. I have a cold and cough that won't quit. So, David took the kids to the park to sled. All of our friends were there. I love that they go and we knew like 5 families there. I love small towns.
This guy always makes a great run for the kids and puts in a bump and everything. The kids love it!
Their faces say it all. They had a blast.
The snow will be gone by tomorrow, and the kids just have a few more days of winter break. Then, it's back to the grind.