Ok, enough. We have a lot of snow. At least a foot by now. The wind has turned up and is howling around the house. The drifting snow has turned the motion sensor lights on at least twice. There was something that sounded like hail, big rain, and then some thundersnow! And lightening! Yay!
The girls got to play at day care for a few hours this morning while Stu and I got to do some work before we picked them up. He started shoveling, I went for the girls. By noon we had about 3 inches, I guess. He was back inside by the time I got back.
Ashlin napped and Teagan snuggled and watched some fairy move on Netflix. I tried working a bit more. Not much luck with Teagan home, she is so nosey and just wants to know everything. Why you typing mama? Why is that blue, mama? There’s a 6, right there, mama! So, when Ashlin woke up, we went outside.
Which is an enormous undertaking in itself. Two young kids, two snowsuits, pairs of boots, hats, scarf, mittens. Teagan got bundled up first, and sent out into about 5-6 inches of snow. I got Ash wrapped up and then made her wait while I got my gear on.
While Stu continued to shovel the snow, I found some sand toys, dust pans, small shovel. Ashlin would get stuck in the snow when she moved off the shoveled bit, she had trouble waking in it, it was so deep.
And it packed well! We made some snowballs, threw those around. Though Ashlin didn’t want to, she held on to hers. We molded snow, made a snow man, used the sand toys to make a small fort in front of him. The girls took turns helping Stu shovel. I shoveled a bit too. Then we went sledding a bit.
And then was the rush to get out of the snowsuit. We made it though!
The girls warmed up with some hot chocolate. Ashlin had her first mug, (warm!), and she loved it. Or was it the marshmallows on top that made her so happy? Maybe both.
Stu and I went back out to shovel once the girls were in bed. There had been so much snow that fell between our sortie three hours earlier that you almost couldn’t tell. It’s now about an hour and a half since we shoveled, and again, it’s like we never went out. We must have gotten at least four inches.
Anyway, we’re done for the night. Fingers crossed we don’t lose power, they expect about 30% of the state to be out before all is said and done. Yo Gabba Gabba has been canceled, (boo! I was strangely looking forward to some dancy dance), so we have nothing to go out for tomorrow. We can take our time getting whatever snow we get off the porch, path, driveway and cars. I will admit to not looking forward to the end of the driveway!
Even with all this snow, I’m happy I live here, and not where it rains spiders.