Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snow Much Fun!

Thursday afternoon, after a great Valentine's party at school and a full day of falling snow, we headed home to change into our snow gear and have some FUN playing in the snow!

Tori got to work right away gathering snowballs for a snowman.

Brother would NOT leave gloves on to save his life! (Pay close attention, this becomes a theme!)

Here's a quick little video of our fun...

Tori was in awe of the falling snowflakes... what a sweet moment to catch!

Tori built a snowman all by herself!

And we even built a snow house! This snow was so much fun to play with because it was so dense and stuck together so perfectly (it reminded me of the consistency of a snow cone).

As we went inside for dinner on Thursday, the snowfall was picking up and continued all through the evening and into the wee hours of Friday morning...

Then, Friday morning, we awoke to more snow... LOTS MORE SNOW!!!

We watched as Daddy cleaned his car off and cleared a path out of the snow so he could leave for work.

A Beautiful Winter Wonderland... so magical!!!

Mommy's first snowman-thing (yes, I'm 30... yes, it's pitiful... cut me some slack, I'm a rookie here!)

Sledding! We had planned to sled down to the neighborhood ponds to see the ducks, but had to turn back because they wouldn't keep their gloves out of the slushy, melting snow. Hence, very cold, very wet little hands = two unhappy campers!

Tanner just couldn't resist eating the snow, despite me telling him to stop about 456 times!

Case in point... Tanner was miserable by this point, his red little hands in excruciating pain! Alright guys, time to go in!

We had a blast enjoying this rare snowfall and were so thankful that our power stayed on. So many friends of ours were without power around the metroplex (thank you, Lord!!!). It probably wouldn't have been nearly as much fun if we had to sleep in a cold house!

So, after it was all said and done, the official snowfall total at DFW airport was a record 12.5 inches, which set a new record for snowfall in a 24-hour period! It hasn't snowed this much in one day since the 12.1 inches in 1964... pretty cool, huh?

So there you have it, folks. It snowed in Texas. A lot. And in just a few months, it will be in the 100s again.... I LOVE TEXAS!!!

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