Monday, February 17, 2014

Snow Storm 2014

We had a big winter storm come through last week that dumped about 7 inches of snow and 1/2 inch of ice over two days. The first two days we mostly stayed inside, watching the world turn white outside the windows and hoping we wouldn't lose electricity. (We didn't...whew!)

By the third day we were finally able to really get out and play in it. The sun was shining, and it was really bright so we needed our sunglasses! We started off all bundled up in our heavy winter coats, but it was actually pretty warm out so we quickly shed our outer layers once we got warmed up.

The layer of ice made the snow very slippery and crunchy, so MC wasn't super crazy about playing in it. She didn't like that the ground was unstable under her feet. Not to mention the fact that we don't have any proper snow clothes for her, so when she fell down she got wet.

The slippery ice was really bad for our sweet Kip's old, arthritic knees, so unfortunately he didn't get to come out and play with us this time. He was not very happy about being left in the house, but he just couldn't navigate well enough on the ice to be safe. 

Our neighbors came over and brought their sled! It turns out that we have a good driveway for sledding - just enough slope to pick up some speed, but not too steep to send you careening into the ditch or woods across the street.

MC and their daughter, who is the same age, rode the sled a couple of times together, and that was really cute. Then they fought over the beach toys and bouncy ball....ahhh, toddlers...always a joy!

MC was okay with the sledding as long as we held her hand.

I went down a few times with her in my lap and she really loved that the best!

Even BD and I got in on the action! It was fun!

(Yes, BD is in pajama pants and untied boots -- redneck sledding at its finest!)

The neighbors a few houses down built an actual igloo, so we went over to check it out. It was very cool, but MC and I were not brave enough to crawl inside.

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