Friday, March 27, 2009

Snow Day

Two snow days in a row, and then the weekend! Sometimes we hear about cities closing schools for a couple of inches of snow. In Colorado, we're prepared for that, so we don't often have snow days, let alone two in a row! Yesterday, we all stayed inside while the wind and snow were blowing. Today, the sun is out and it's time to shovel before you get stuck with icy walks and driveways. We live on a nice street of neighbors; we have several young bucks like BFJ, and several elderly couples; the young guys all get out and shovel the walks so the old folks don't have to. Zoom also helped shovel for some of the older people. At one point, everyone in our family was outside in snow gear but the little people don't keep their mittens on so well. My favorite snow activities include napping, reading, eating, sewing, watching a movie, any of these in front of a fire. But my sister went and bought me some snow pants last year, and now I have no excuse to stay inside while everyone else is out playing. So... Zoom and I built a snowcave! Unfortunately, we didn't get a lot of the inside dug out too far, so it's just enough room for one person. I was the only one digging out, and the biggest, and I didn't want to get stuck. Plus, everyone else went inside. (I know, my family are all gasping to think that I was the last person still outside.) I don't know if the cave will still be intact when next we venture out, but at least we got some pictures!







6 comments:

Candace said...

Holy Cow, Karen!!!

Thimbleanna said...

How fun! I know we're supposed to be thinking spring, but I love the snow!

Nana said...

How fun! That's neat that you enjoyed the snow. Keeps you young! Your neighborhood sounds really special. And think of the green plants hiding, ready to come out now! : )

Stephanie D. said...

You know, I don't think I've ever seen enough snow to make a snow cave--much less see a snow cave! That is so cool!

skeinsherway said...

Hehe, I guess I don't feel so bad... I hear we have more on the way here in MN, again... oh well, spring will eventually actually be here, right?

Sara said...

I heard you guys got blasted and it sure does look like it! Snow days can be fun though, and I love the snow cave. Enjoy it, mine are too big to want me to play with them (unless its to drive the 4-wheeler so they can be pulled!)