Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birthday snow

We got our first REAL snow in about 3 years. It came down starting Wednesday, but really accumulated overnight, including thunder and lightning. All schools and alot of business's were closed on Thursday... and the snow continued through Thursday. 

Christian was so excited to wear his snow gear...."Oh thank you mommy for getting me these new pants!" (They were 2.50 at a garage sale..actually the coat, snow suit, and boots were all garage sale finds...and they have been put to good use now!)

He was ready to get outside and "shovel"....see his blue shovel. Yep, that should do it!


Trying to clear the driveway. Ben made it through alot of the cement portion...but the remainder that has gravel under it was still a good 10" high with snow.

He piled the snow up to the side...you can kind of see the pile in the picture on the right below.



Later in the afternoon, Dad came over with the truck to pick us up so we could go sledding at their house. Without a truck, there wasn't a way to get through the roads. And I was supposed to work in Wichita at 7 pm. I called at 5 or so, and said they still hadn't plowed our road, so unless they had a way for me to get there, I couldn't make it.

The cousins, Brent, Ben, and Dad all went sledding...they used the 4 wheeler for awhile...and then hooked them up to the tractor. I came out for a little bit. I think all the kids would've stayed out as long as they were allowed!




 We all ate supper over there...and then Dad took us home. The cousins stayed overnight. They had already called for a snow day for Friday as well. After we got home they had came to plow our roads, so I called work to tell them I could make it. I ended up going in for about 3 hours. 

Friday morning, we went over to Mom & Dad's to pick up Christian...but stayed a little bit to go sledding  (and Ben cleared off their deck). It was SO pretty outside. There was no wind, and the snow made everything seem so peaceful and quiet and pure! I pulled Christian around on the sled...he loved it, he loved the icicles on the trees, he loved to eat the snow, he loved to lay in the snow....he just loved it!









And this birthday girl enjoyed the treat of all the beautiful snow..God knew what to send her for her birthday.




Everyone enjoyed an icicle...they taste so clean and refreshing!




A new way to cool off water...with an icicle stick. 



 Christian was all about eating his "snow cones"...and he shared an extra large one with Daddy.


Noah slept most of the time we were there, which was handy. 
He woke up so he good give Grandma some birthday love.


Saturday, we had brunch over at Brent & Alyssa's so celebrate Mom's birthday. It was a beautiful drive there....all the trees were coated in a thin layer of ice...and the sky was so clear.


Supposedly, there is more snow coming tonight and tomorrow. We shall see....this weather is totally opposite than the 65 degree weather we had last Sunday when Christian was outside dressed like this...


I'm just glad that either way, we get to enjoy the outdoors!



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