After receiving no measurable amount of snow this entire winter, Winter showed up on Sunday, February 22nd. Welcome, welcome! We were blessed with about 1 1/2 feet of beautiful Snow.
By 6:30pm on Sunday night we had probably gotten around 9 or so inches - it was still snowing and was expected to snow throughout the night. School was canceled at that time. But being clever parents that we are, we didn't tell our kids. We wanted them to bed at their school-night bedtime; also, we knew it would just make them super hyper. So we waited until the morning - they knew as soon as they looked outside and saw how much more snow we had gotten during the night.
Here was how our backyard looked:
Very cool. The boys were "hired out" to shovel our neighbors driveway and sidewalk. I helped them - it was a lot of snow to shovel! Ben and I did our walks while the kids frolicked around, built forts (with our help), etc. I even got my cross-country skis on and went out. It was best on the street in the car-tires grooves, but I still had fun on the path trekking in 1 1/2 feet of powder.
The kids just spent the day both outside and inside. They ate maple-syrup snow several times. They were challenged to a snowball fight with our neighbor Russell. Ben and I finished and filed our taxes! We got out in the snow some more as well. It was a good day. Now it is so quiet in the house - I think it exhausted the kids!
And, yes, there is school tomorrow.
And some pictures from our day: