Julie has been talking about her plans for a snowy day since September. One Saturday in January, they all came true.
The girls made a snowman. Julie named him ‘the Abominable Snowman’ (she saw Rudolph at a neighbor’s last month). Hanukkah gelt for the eyes. We were worried the squirrels would eat the chocolate but they stayed away.
The girls also went sledding by Julie’s school. Julie was very brave and liked going on long, fast runs, especially if it meant running into a fence. Both girls suffer a little from the ‘one-more-time’ condition so we were there until sundown
Meanwhile, the boys played Risk and Max worked on his Snap Circuit rovers, one of his favorite Christmas/Hanukkah gifts. He puts electric circuits together to make different actions and sounds, pretty cool. He says he wants to be an engineer when he grows up; we’ll take it.
9 inches of snow predicted for tomorrow and school is cancelled, so more snowball fight pictures coming soon…
On a Saturday at the end of January we finally got snow – a whole lot of it. Max had a birthday party that got moved from a gym (everything was closed) to a neighbor’s house. It took a long time to walk those 3 blocks.
Playing in his friend’s yard.
Catching snowflakes on his tongue on the way home.
All day Saturday Julie wanted to play in the snow, but it didn’t stop snowing until Sunday. They were so excited to help shovel (if only they were better at it).
Mark and Max cleaning up the driveway. It is big. And a long walkway to our front door. This year I finally convinced Mark to hire somebody to do most of it.
Julie has been wanting to build a snowman all winter. It was too cold in Utah and our previous snow had melted right away. The snow was a little powdery so we dug a small alien snowman with one eye out of the corner of our snow-covered back lawn.
Lots of snow angels in our backyard.
Over 2 feet of snow! (we thought the squirrel tracks by the tree were cool)
She didn’t want to stop playing, even when it got dark. We drew lots of pictures in the snow including a night sky.
Walks to school the next few days took a long time because the kids kept playing with the snow.
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