Monday, March 2, 2009

A Winter Wonderland

I wished for a little more snow and we got just a little. That was a couple of weeks ago and then this surprise which is one of the biggest we've had in forever. They say since what 1968 or something like that. I thought we had a huge snow like this in 1980 something but I guess when you're 5 or so the snow seems a lot deeper in relation to your height at the time. The day started with a forecast of what they were calling Teflon snow that wouldn't stick much, to 2-5 inches to what we ended up with. As our day started, I was home on my off day and Brad was out of town for going on the 3rd day. Caroline, Carson and I decided we would have a lazy day and wait on daddy to get home around 5 for dinner. We stayed in our pj's most of the day and as I was busying myself with all the fun have too's of being a grown up I heard Caroline say "Look Carson!! That's snowing!" They sat at the window watching forever. It snowed harder and harder. Brad called to say he was about 2 hours away so we decided we would wait on him to get home to bundle up and go out. 3 1/2 hours later Brad called and said the roads were terrible and he knew it was getting dark but he should be home in about 15 minutes. At this time we could hardly wait, so we started the process of layers. After about 30 more minutes we knew it was either go out without Daddy or wait until the morning. Since we were already layered we trekked outside. The wind was TERRIBLE! So if you've ever ventured out in a blizzard just to catch some pictures of a 2 year old and a 9 month old it really ends up being a short process. HAHA!! The wind was blowing so hard it kept taking Carson's breath away. Caroline was mad cause she couldn't play on her swing set much less see how to get to it and it was snowing so hard that most of our pictures showed more of the snow than of Caroline and Carson which I was trying to get pictures of.

By the next morning it had quit snowing but with the wind, there were many areas in our yard that reached well over 2 feet due to the snow drifts. The wind was still pretty strong but we did enjoy our time while we were outside playing. Since church was canceled we were out around 8am which is on the late side considering our children rise and shine with the sun. Caroline loved the snow. We tried to slide which didn't work out well. Neither did her car. A snowman is much, much work. It was much easier when my parents helped me build it.(Maybe they know a secret they forgot to share with me) Our progress on the snowman didn't get very far but when your 2 and 9 months and occupy your parents arms snowman building takes on a whole new dimension of difficulty. Even Knox and Libby had a terrific time chasing each other around and around. It was a Wonderful day filled with lots of memories and lots of laughter. So if you want to count this one Carson has had a wonderful 1st winter of snow.

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