7.1: Snow Day #2! (Friday, February 12)
When we woke up Friday morning, we had a fresh layer of snow that made the trees look so pretty (we probably got another 2 – 3 inches while we slept). The temps stayed low enough overnight so the snow had not started to melt… yet.
Jonathan worked from home, so I tried to keep the girls busy so they wouldn’t bother him.
During a mid-day work break, it was decided that another round out in the snow was in order. So, we all got bundled up again before the snow started to melt too much (we added tights to the girls ensembles to keep them warmer longer). Our temps were climbing and in the high 30s by mid-day, so the snow on the trees, streets and sidewalks was beginning to disappear. There was still up to a foot of snow covering the grass though and more than enough to play in. We didn’t get any more snow and it was actually quite nice – and SO bright – outside at almost 40°, as long as you were bundled up enough.
Chelsea tried walking in the snow in our front yard, but had a hard time because it was above her knees.
Daddy and the girls made sure to have some snowball fights.
Then we headed down to the park again.
Chelsea did more “getting you” with the snow.
Mallory has been wanting to make a snow angel ever since winter started this year and she finally got to; Daddy joined in on the fun too. We saved that until closer to the end, since she was wearing jeans.
Chelsea tried making a snow angel too.
On our way out of the park, we went by the playground and Mallory got to swing a little bit. She wanted to go down the slides too, but we didn’t let her since they were still pretty wet and she would have been miserable with wet jeans.
Then it was time to head home. By this time, both girls were getting tired from trekking through the snow. At 38.5 weeks pregnant, I wasn’t about to carry either through the uneven slippery snow. So, Jonathan took care of both girls.
We had a great time playing in the snow for a couple of days. I don’t know that I’d want to live where this is the norm, but we’d definitely enjoy one snow storm per winter season for sure.
Another aside… it was pretty tricky shooting in the snow. I don’t think I took any photo that was exposed properly because it was so bright. The photos that I took were all over the place, under and over exposed, and the white balance was wacky too (so please pardon the blown-out and multi-hued snow). The only thing that made it easier compared to the day before was that it was not snowing while we were out, so I didn’t need to keep my gear covered.