Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow !

It snowed !! We've not really had much of the white stuff this year. There was a few days last week, but it didn't last long, just enough to make the drive home interesting. This time the snow may go all weekend with temperatures plunging to -20c by Monday. There is a lot of wind right now and it's drifting all over the place.

Clare in her snow cave.

We haven't been tobogganing since last spring. I asked the kids if they wanted to go while they were eating dinner and they both became very excited. So excited, in fact, that they almost forgot about eating. ( this isn't really anything new, they're easily distracted when eating and prone to wondering between bites ) after dinner was finally finished the hunt began for toques, scarves, mitts, boots, long underwear, snow pants and coats. All the gear had to be found and put on. Next the toboggan's had to be brought out of summer hiatus. Conor and I had to dig them out of the shed - literally!

Exploring the snow drift and taking a break from the wind .

We walked over to the Sportsplex because it's the closest place with hills - there was no way I was going to drive. I don't know if I'll be able to drive my car again, it's going to be buried soon. There will have to be a lot of shoveling before my car gets anywhere, and with the snow still falling, it seems fruitless to start now. Even then the cul-de-sac will be quite messy.

As was started walking to the Sportsplex, the wind was blowing in from behind. This was good because if the wind had been blowing against us on the way there we probably wouldn't have made it. I heard on the news later that it was gusting up to 70km/h.

Clare trudging up the hill, with snow blowing all around, tracks from her previous run being erased.

We got to the hill, and even though the wind was blowing, it wasn`t going to keep us from having fun. We played in the snow for a while. Conor went off and buried himself in a snow drift so that just his head was peaking out.

Conor in buried in the snow drift.

Clare spent most of her time tobogganing down the hill on the nice fresh snow drifts.

Clare in the fresh powder.

Walking home was more difficult, the kids were tired, and the wind was blowing straight at them. Snow drifts that were above my knee were above Conor`s waist. He struggled to walk home. Often times though, It seemed like he was just being distracted and wasnt wanting to walk. But we were out there, and there wasnt any other option. We had to keep going.  After what felt like forever - we finally made it home. Once inside we peeled off our winter shells and warmed up to some nice hot chocolate.

The rest of the pics from our Friday night adventure are here.

Thanks for reading.

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