it started snowing late sunday afternoon and continued all night long. real snow. powdery ski slope snow. not that mushy, wet stuff that we are used to. fluffy, beautiful, white snow!
we went out before bed and played in the one inch that was already on the ground.
this is what our house looked like at 9pm.
and then we woke up to this!!
poor reed couldn't walk in that much snow! it was up to his knees. he tried to take a step right when we went outside and subsequently ended up face down in the snow. he was not happy about it.
and for the rest of the day, he just stood right where i put him down. no more trying to walk around for him!!
the other two didn't stand around, though! they stayed out all day with a few breaks for hot chocolate and to put their clothes in the dryer! it seemed that the snow brought everybody out of their houses. we played with all of our neighbors and even met neighbors that we didn't know we had!!
during one of their breaks, we made snow ice cream which was a hit!
and when they had gotten their fill for the day, we checked out all of the snowmen in the neighborhood!
i think we counted somewhere around 40 snowmen. there were lots of beach bound snowmen and even a snowbear!
so...there was actually snow on this snow day, and we had a blast! if this is what is meant by "detriment to society," i think we are all in agreement that we can have lots more detrimental 7 inches of snow! i need to restock my hot chocolate stash first, though!