Thursday, March 5, 2009

Snow Much Fun!

A few days ago, we had the strangest little snow-squall blow through. The weather changed suddenly from sunny and calm to dark and snowing very hard. The texture of the snow was like clumps of styrofoam. In a matter of just an hour or so, there was a blanket of white covering the grass.

Of course, the kids had to scamper outside to "play" in the little skiff of snow. I assured them it wasn't enough to play in.

Boy, was I wrong!

They quickly discovered that the snow had the best texture for rolling giant snow balls. I think the intention was to make a snow man, but the individual balls got so large and heavy that they couldn't stack them.

It was really fun to see the giant lumps of snow sitting there after all the rest had melted. The snow on the ground was gone in a few hours, but the snow balls lasted for days!

Daniel's good buddy came over to play, too.

Mary rolled a gigantic snow ball that became too heavy for her to push.

Daniel and Co. were very proud of their accomplishments.

Andrew came along to help Anna when hers became too heavy to roll any further.

It was a fabulous last bit of winter.

Now we're enduring spring rain and wind and enjoying the sunny days as they come along. It feels so great to get outside more!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like great fun! Reminds me of a couple years ago when we had a little snow here and the kids and I were determined to make snowmen. We scraped up enough snow for two snowmen...with none to spare, our yard was completely green again when we were done...but we had snowmen! (-: