winter white-out

last week, the forecast for Thundersnow 2011 or Snowpocalypse 2011 or the Groundhog 2011 storm or whatever it was being called didn’t quite ring true.  school was cancelled early, work was closed for the day – forecasts ranged from 15 to 20 inches of snowfall.

I think we got about 8 inches of snow – still impressive, but nowhere near the impending doom I was expecting.  interestingly enough, we were dumped on with maybe 4 or 5 MORE inches of snow on Saturday, but I don’t even remember hearing a single weather warning about it.  I did wake up last Tuesday night during the snowstorm to see the sky lighting up, and the sound of thunder rattling the sky.  and then I promptly fell back asleep – interesting? sure, but not enough to keep me awake at 2:30am.

with the snow day last Wednesday, I took my 2 older boys down the road a few miles to sled on the bigger hills in the nearby park.  the snow was fresh and soft – and would blast up in our faces as we slid down the hill. here’s a great picture I got of T2 in the midst of it:

Noah solved the problem by just lying down on his sled – he was the only one who could go very far – I think me and T2 (well, mostly just me) were too heavy, and would sink down in the light fresh snow.

over the weekend, we spent some more time just playing in the snow that has become giant piles around the driveway and sidewalks – T2 and Noah spent a ton of time digging tunnels, and pelting me with snowballs.

this has been an interesting winter for snowfall – it seemed that November, December and January were fairly light – we’d get an inch or two or three here and there, but never a big storm, and it didn’t seem to accumulate on the ground from snowfall to snowfall.

February, on the other hand, has been a steady diet of fresh snow.

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