Wednesday, January 6

Snow joke!

I know everyone is sick and tired of hearing about The Snow, but here at the Baker house we just love the stuff!! Today we were treated to a "Feather" snow storm, you know what I mean, where the snow flakes are HUGE and look like feathers slowly falling from the sky! That's the good stuff, the sort of snow that accumulates quickly and often is wonderful for snowballs and snowmen..! In Nebraska it's usually too cold to get good snow. Really! It's true! The BEST temperature for a good snow with beautiful flakes and enough moisture for a good snowman is between 30 and 32 degrees. In Nebraska it's usually waaaay below that and too dry. We get snow that resembles polystyrene pellets, the stuff they make bean bags out of! Sure, it's white and yes, you can sweep it off the steps with a broom, but, meh, I like a good, heavy, WET snow personally!! ;D

Anyway, I'm rambling. The snow was beautiful. It lent a calming hush to the day which was sadly lacking this morning. We sat in the window and watched the snowflakes tumble down and I was filled with a mad urge to go out and play in it… which of course we did!! Bundled up in our snow suits the children and I ran and played, caught snowflakes on our tongues and just listened to the hiss of the snow falling to the ground.

Of course it wasn't ALL peace and quiet…… You may be able to spot the glint in Jack's eyes…… Yeah…. He thought it was necessary to pelt his POOR MOTHER with snowballs…..

Rotten child!! ;D

Jessie decided she would like to play Arctic Wolves so she dug herself a snow cave …..

Good to know she'd be able to keep warm if she for some reason got locked out in the yard…! ;D ( PS, please note the fence in the background. That's a four foot fence people…..!! )

So anyway, that was our day, or at least a big chunk of it! We also had hot tea and cookies, watched a movie on the couch, did a jigsaw puzzle and even got some work done. Jack is learning to tell the time and Jessie learned all sorts of things about various cultures and their celebrations. What a perfect day. No joke.


1 comment:

Risa said...

Wowzers! That's a LOT of snow! Looks like you had oodles of fun in it.