Saturday, February 13, 2010

Record setting snow!

I'm sure you all know about the record setting snow storm in Texas. With the DFW official snowfall of 12.5 inches, it broke all records for the highest snowfall in one day since record keeping began. Wow! We got about 6 inches of that. I also read that 49 states have snow right now! Incredible! Global warming, huh?

We had an absolute blast playing and watching the snow. It was fun to be in the yard and hear families and kids around the neighborhood out enjoying the snow. SO many snowmen too!

Day 1, the day the snow started- We played as the snow continued to fall. We threw snowballs/handfulls and built two snowmen. We tried to run around in the snow. Beth got cold quick and decided to go inside but couldn't handle watching the rest of us playing and came back out. When it snowed at Christmas, Jacob wasn't crazy about the snow. This time, he had a blast! He initiated the snowball fight. The only time he was upset was when snow got inside his jacket.
Day 2- It stopped snowing some time in the middle of the night. Our snowmen were covered with extra snow, about to fall over, all our tracks had been covered. It was an amazing sight! With all the snow on the satellite dish, we couldn't watch anything except local channels. Good thing we had stuff dvr'd for the kiddos. When we headed out to play, we were amazed at how deep it was. We built two more snowmen, so we'd have a whole family. Then, Jacob being the boy that he is, knocked the head of one, laughing and laughing.

When gloves and pants and even socks were soaked, we headed inside for some hot chocolate. Who would think that we'd have a winter day like that in Texas? We still have snow and plan to get back out there to play again today. It's a fun novelty, but I'm still ready for spring. Next year, just in case, I'll make sure the kids have boots of some kind and thick gloves, just in case this kind of snow happens again.

3 comments :

Fred said...

Looks like you had lots of fun.

J.J. said...

I love all the new snowmen :) How fun! Great pics.

Angie said...

You seriously got THAT much snow? Maybe I can move back to Texas now. ;)