More unbelievable was that my brother (in Alabama) got 9 inches! That's just unheard of for them!
Of course, we had to go out and play in it. Jason had an office day here at home, so he went out to play with us.
Oh and please don't laugh (too hard) at our snow attire......we just start layering with whatever will work.....as in what will fit over what. Every year I say I'll invest in nice snow suits (especially for the kids), but then a snow day slips in again and I haven't gotten them. And mind you, they would only get to use in once or twice a year anyway. So, we just start layering with pjs, wind suits, thermals....whatever we have handy. Little Luke was so bundled up and stiff he sort of waddled along. He had on footie pjs, windpants and hoodie an over that, and pj pants over that, topped with his ski jacket and 2 different toboggans along with the hood from the hoodie. :) Joy was layered just as much.
Now for our southern style sleigh ride. If you're expecting a horse drawn sleigh, sorry to disappoint you! :) Our sleigh ride was a concrete mixing pan pulled by a 4-wheeler. :)
Joy and Luke were tucked all nice and snug under a blanket.
Dad was the driving our "sleigh" and mom was the photographer (turned around backwards on the 4-wheeler snapping photos and video).
And I caught Joy a little worried (note the expression) that they were about to tumble over into the ditch at this point. Of course, dad knew what he was doing. Luke was calm and collected....oh how trusting he was. I guess he just felt safe all tucked under his jie jie's arm. :)
When we got back, the kids got into the messy wet part of snow ball throwing and making snow people.
The snow wasn't a real good sticky-make-a-good-snowman-type-of-snow. But Joy and Luke made mini "snow people".
Colt had been hibernating under the covers in his room (also off from work) until we came back. Then he joined in the snowball fight and went for a 4-wheeler ride with Jason.
Here's a little snowball action near my mom and dad's house: You can hear what a hearty laugh Luke has. He was thoroughly enjoying this part! :) And notice when he falls down, how hard it is for him to get up because he has so many clothes on....making him stiff and waddly.
And of course, I had to take a few scenery photos. It was so pretty in the wooded area near our home!
Mama and daddy's house next door:
Afterwards, we came home, washed a ton of clothes, and settled in for a marathon of movies in mom and dad's room snuggled up together on the bed.
Today it was back to work for Jason and Colt, back to school for Joy, and back to our normal routines, but the snow still looks so pretty outside!
How about you.....did you get snow......and if so, did you celebrate or hibernate? :)