6.7: Snow Day! (Thursday, February 11)
Thursday was a record breaking weather day in the Dallas-Fort Worth area: largest snow storm on record with 12.5″ of snow (at DFW) in a 24 hour period; our area got 13″. It started snowing around 4AM, did not let up all day and continued through midnight. We measured about 6.5 inches around 6pm (our tape measure was sitting on top of our round mailbox).
Strangely enough, our school district stayed open all day, but due to the worsening conditions, Mal’s preschool closed early. We were glad her school wasn’t completely canceled because the kids had their Valentine party that day.
We have no real snow gear for the girls, so we made do with rain boots, socks for mittens for Chelsea, and layers of clothes to try and keep the girls warm.
I took the girls out in the snow before taking Mal to school. At this point, the snow was accumulating on the grass and just kind of sticking to the streets and sidewalks and both girls liked being out in the white stuff.
Mallory was eager to make and throw snowballs.
Chelsea would throw a lump of snow at me and say, “I get you!”
The picture of Chelsea above is reminiscent of the one of Mal below taken when we had a small snow storm almost 2 years ago. C is 25 months now; M was 23 months then.
After school/lunch/naps and after Daddy came home early from work, we all went out in the snow again. By the afternoon, the snow was still coming down at a good pace and really accumulating on the streets and sidewalks.
On our second venture out, we put a raincoat on top of Mallory’s jacket since it got soaked during our morning outing. And I found a different jacket for Chelsea that seemed to be more waterproof.
Mallory had been eager to make a snowman all day but I wasn’t up for it, so we saved that task for Daddy.
Daddy and Mal got the snowman built while Chelsea mainly watched. Chelsea wasn’t up for playing in the snow in the afternoon.
After getting the snowman built, we wanted to head down to the park. Since CP was not interested in tromping around in the snow, we set her up in the wagon with a blanket.
She really liked her ride but it was hard for Jonathan to maneuver since the snow was too deep for the wheels to roll.
At the park, some older kids had just finished building a really big snowman and Mal wanted to help them, so she added her own stick. We made sure to remove her addition to the snowMAN before we left the park.
The snow was a sight to see and we don’t anticipate seeing a snow storm like this ever again while living here.
As an aside, I was relieved to find out my camera body is weather resistant so I felt ok with taking it out in the cold and snow. I am not sure how weather resistant my lens is, so to be safe, I kept both covered as much as I could.
And, Snow Day #2 pics coming soon!