Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Big Storm

"Winter Storm Warning" was right, we ended up with a good 14"-16" here in Boulder. Our first big storm of the season, and really what I would consider Ruthie's first real snow. The first one that was big enough to go out and play in that she remembers. She slept through everything last year and was too little to play even if she had been awake when we went outside. I like storms like this if I don't have anywhere that I have to go. Hunker down inside sort of weather, which is what we did most of the time. But we also had to get outside and have some fun.
The girls wanted lots of sled rides:
Pulling three kiddos through the deep snow can be quite a work out, but definitely fun:

We even got to build a snowman! This was the first snowman I have been able to build since moving to Boulder 3 1/2 years ago. Our snow is always dry powder and crumbles apart in your hands. It won't pack, not even to make a small snowball. But this storm was much warmer than most and the snow was pretty wet. Excellent for building snowmen! As I was finishing the third part for the snowman Anna told me "And that's the chest, Mommy. Now you have to make the head." I, who thought I was already making the head, asked Anna how many body parts this snowman was going to have? She carefully counted: 1 -pointing to the bottom ball, 2-pointed to the next one up, 3-pointed in the air above the two already existing parts, and 4-in the air even higher up. "4, Mommy! Because I'm 4!" So there you have it, a 4 part snowman because we have a 4 year old in the house:


akamilby said...

Well, I certainly understand the logic :) Four year olds do things in fours! Wow, that's quite a storm! We've just had sunshine for the past two weeks--it's definitely looking like fall around here, not winter. You're one strong mama, pulling all those girls!

akamilby said...

Caroline: Snowmen don't wear hats! I like your snowman. I laughed.

(I'm just typing what she said :)).

Michelle said...

wow thats some preety good snow. i don'n know about the wet part,though. ours was pretty dry.

Michelle said...

sorry about the punctuation. and that last one was from Nora

April said...

YAY for snow! I miss those Colorado storms which for kids is ALL fun!! I lived there for 3 years when I was a kid. Cute pics too, I especially like the top one! :)