Sunday, December 02, 2007
Wow-what a weekend! We had a whopper storm - lots of snow, then lots of ice, then rain, then more snow and wind. Yesterday we had a white wonderland, and by evening, our world was dripping long frozen strands of icicles, our windows were sheets of ice, and the snow pressed down heavy and hard. During a lull in the storm last night we heard a noise -- our neighbor from the end of the block was snow blowing the front sidewalk for everyone on our side of the street (including up to our doors)...he was afraid the snow was so heavy someone would get hurt. We could hear each neighbor opening their door to yell out a very heartfelt THANK YOU as he passed.
We all went out early this morning (with everyone else in the neighborhood) and shoveled our small but oddly steep and slippery driveway out to the alley. The boys had their own shovels and pushed and shoved, but the heavy ice laden snow was a bit much for little people. They threw their bodies down on the ground frantically waving arms and legs to make snow angels, only to find themselves fully supported by the hard ice, leaving NO marks behind. We finished shoveling and playing and chatting with neighbors, and came inside for warm cider - only to watch the alley snowplow (finally) come through and shove waist high massive boulders of snow and ice in a line along all of our shoveled driveways. And then it rained more, and then it froze. I think we need some heavy equipment to get out of our garage!
With all of the excitement outside, we stayed pretty cozy. We did many fun crafts - candle rolling, wood ornament painting, tissue paper window decorations.
We also had fun in the kitchen-- we baked gingerbread cookies and corn bread, and made a huge pot of chili. And of course many hours were spent playing in the snow, playing games inside, and cozying up to read the stack of new books picked up from the library Friday. A nice weekend!
Anyone else stay home due to the storm this weekend?