Wednesday, January 28, 2009
For the first time this winter, it actually snowed here. It's the latest we've gotten snow in 14 years, and let me tell you, it was highly anticipated! Unfortunately, it came on the one day we scheduled to go up to PA to hit the ski slopes. Bummer.
But, as roads were closed all around us, we hit the slopes in our back yard and down our driveway. Turns out, no one complained a bit about the change in plans! Snow, sledding, snowball fights and hikes to the Willis creek, and hot chocolate only a few steps away!
So here are a few photos from the day (since I have no news on the writing front, having spent the day juggling the family).
The backyard. I know. I can't believe I live here myself. There are kids in there. And a dad. And a big creek that was surprisingly only partially frozen. You'd think after fourteen days of below 28 degrees - many in the single digits - our little creek would be frozen solid. Much, thoguh, was a very, very thin layer covered in snow. I was just praying no one would think they were walking on snow and fall in!
We did some sledding. And by we, I mean everyone else. Because someone has to capture it on digital image, right?
There was also some eating of snow. Even though the adults highly discouraged it. Hey - we live in the woods. With lots of animals.
At least they got the "don't eat the yellow snow" thing. The rest... well, we'll just keep our fingers crossed for good health!
The snow turned to ice tonight. No school tomorrow either. Which means little writing time, and no run. But there's sure to be some hot chocolate. And some good competitive Wii. That counts for exercise, right?