Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First Snow of 2010

We had our first real snowstorm of 2010, and it was a bit timid, but at this point, we'll take it. The snow came down for most of the night and into the morning, so we got about 4 inches, which was enough to warrant shoveling and raking the roof. So far, being militant about clearing the roof has worked out well, but we really haven't had too much snow this winter. Then again, winter is far from over.

After the snowfall, it really warmed up, making the snow perfect for snowball fights and snowmen. I started making the body snowball, and before we knew it, the thing was massive. It must have weighed 200 pounds, and at some point, we couldn't roll it anymore. A&N made their own respective balls, starting in the backyard and rolling it to the front. At some point, their snowballs got huge, as well, and it literally took all three of us to push it into the front yard. We didn't give up, though, and we got the job done. You have to love when you set a good example for your kids, especially when it's so out of character for yourself.

I continued with the raking and shoveling, and I had to fill the wood box and clear out the ski trail from the plowing. During this time, the kids continued to make the snowmen. I left my step ladder out there, which they used, and they made some really cool stuff. In fact, they made a snowman walking his/her dog. The picture doesn't do the dog justice, they did an amazing job. Nice work, A&N. Best of all, they did most of it on their own. Talk about initiative.

Now that we've gotten more snow, looking forward to doing more skiing, if we ever get around to it. Until then, thanks for reading.

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