Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another Long Boring Post About Too Much Snow

Once upon a time there was a day when snow was a sought after novelty.  The kids would wear their pajamas inside and out and backwards at the mere mention of snow in the forecast, hoping for a snow day.

But that was before Snowmageddon/Blizzard 2010 arrived.  Now with more than three feet on the ground and only two days of school in two weeks' time, the kids are getting kind of tired of Winter Break #2.     

Part of the problem is that there's so much snow on the ground now that it's harder for them to play in it.  The sleds sink into the snow instead of racing down our hill...


Today I went outside promising them that I'd help them make a sledding track, but....
Yep, I sunk thigh deep down into the snow with every step I took.  So what do you do in snow that's too deep to sled in and you've already built 38 snowmen this year? 

Adam jumped up and down to see if he could sink as low as I did, but his jumping was no match for my heavy girth.  

Ellie tried to bury her legs in the snow, but spent way more time giggling about Adam's jumping antics than actual burying. 

Emma found that freshly fallen snow makes for a tasty snack. 

Then, when all the jumping/burying/eating got a little boring we all came back in to give our hand at this puzzle that hasn't seen the light of day since Ellie was a tiny tot.

We were shocked when all was said and done that after sitting unfinished in the attic for four years that there was not a single missing piece.  Now we just need to get some puzzle glue and hang up this masterpiece somewhere in our house.   Pretty sweet puzzle, eh?   :)

Then the kids entertained themselves with some good old-fashioned hunks of clay. (Never mind all the junk on the table.  Between the puzzle, the clay, and Glen working on our taxes all day the table did not see the light of day until dinner time. )

They made all sorts of cute little creatures that have first and last names.  

And what about me?  

Not much here.  Mostly, I've just been searching for new ways to bore the world wide web with a surefire cure for insomnia. 




Steve-Rosanna said...

Sounds like too much of a good thing. If this keeps up, the kiddos may be going to school deep into July.

Looks like we escaped DC just in time this past Tuesday. As it turns out-our only possible window of opportunity.

Thanks again for putting us up!

We miss you guys.

Love, Grandpa-Grandma

Denise said...

lol! i totally have a blog post in the works about all the things you can do to keep yourself busy during the snow...

the kids spent all winter hoping for it...and now they just wish it would go away.

Andie said...

I love that BYU puzzle. Are you really thigh deep in snow? Crazy.

Mirien said...

You all need some snow shoes! That's becoming a hip sport around here and I'm dying to try it out soon. When I was a little girl we lived in Montreal and my dad used to snow shoe (old wooden ones) to work in the winter.

Charlene said...

I've been thinking of you guys hearing all the blizzard news. It's nice to see someone else blog about their snow experiences for a change! I hope it melts soon for you guys!

shannon said...

Holy schmoly that's a lotta snow! Looks like you're making the best of it. And about being a good writer and a grammar pro, I think you do a great job! Love your blog!

alexandra said...

Lara, you could never bore the world with your posts. That's what my blog is for!

I've just started to realize that once school does get back in full swing, we'll spend the next several weeks schlepping the kids to all of their postponed activities while we reminisce about how nice it was to be stuck in the house with nothing we had to do.

To every thing there really is a season, I guess!

K said...

The snow looks like so much fun!

The puzzle is super cool. I'm glad you finished it!

Honey Mommy said...

Holy WOW! So you are the ones that have gotten all our snow! It hasn't snowed here in weeks!

Clarinda said...

Hahahahahah!! I doubt you could write a boring post, if you tried! You and your kids look like you had some great fun playing in the snow - even if it was getting OLD!

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