Snow Day!


Last night, we went from green grass to this:

Overnight we received 23 cms (9.5 inches) of heavy snow that clings to branches, weighing them down…… but also makes the best packing snow for making snowmen!

One of the best benefits of a large snowfall is the probability of a ‘snow day’ for school children.  Most children in our area take the school bus to school so when we get a lot of snow, the school board cancels the buses for safety reasons.  Many rural roads don’t get plowed by 6:30 a.m. when the buses begin picking up kids.

Today, I was lucky to have my 2 granddaughters, Kalia and Livi, spend their ‘snow day’ with us.  Snow always puts us in the Christmas spirit so we chose a few videos to watch:  The Santa Clause and Home Alone.


Halfway through the first movie, Uncle Taylor suggested that they go outside and make a snowman.  By the time the girls got their snowsuits on, Taylor had rolled a huge ball of snow for the base.  Two more big snow balls, 2 branch-arms, a carrot nose, and stones for eyes and a mouth and 6 foot ‘Albert Einstein’ was complete.  Then they built a ‘snow couch’ to sit on and admire him ……. and just in case Auntie Nellie wanted to come outdoors.


Last week, I phoned my plow man and asked him to drop off a quote for this winter’s snowplowing of my driveway.  He didn’t get around to it and I haven’t even paid him yet, but he came this morning anyway to plow out my driveway.  That’s country courtesy for you!


So now the outside fun is done and we’re indoors drinking hot cocoa and watching the other movie while the wet snowsuits dry by the wood cookstove.

And we still might get another 10 cms of snow in the next day……







4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty
    Nov 27, 2013 @ 23:26:56

    Oh man… I love a good old fashion snow storm… When we have one here on Vancouver Island – it usually only stays on the ground for a day or two… which is the part I truly love!!

    It looks like the kids had a blast – that’s for sure!!… (Even the big one in the picture!!!)… LOL

    Love ya,

    Bet… xo


  2. thatoldschoolgirlagain
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 04:55:49

    What a beautiful winter wonderland. Thank you for sharing.


  3. grammomsblog
    Nov 29, 2013 @ 09:08:38

    Thanks Betty and thatoldschoolgirlagain. The snow IS beautiful….


  4. df
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 18:04:54

    Wasn’t that a fun day! My youngest got to spend it with his two best friends, and they were outside for almost the entire day, sledding, snowboarding and just generally getting their fill of fresh, new snow. It was pretty glorious. It’s getting pretty hard to believe that it ever happened now, though, isn’t it!


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