Monday, January 25, 2016

Snowed in Weekend

Middle of last week the weather report started getting more and more intense around here. Darrin had to go to Indianapolis for the weekend to recruit. He decided to leave on Thursday instead of Friday to beat the storm. Miles and I stopped by the grocery store on Thursday on our way home from work and school. While everyone else in the town was buying milk and bread, we were buying cereal, blueberry muffins, Fritos, ice cream, and sour gummy worms.  We were totally prepared when the storm hit early Friday morning.  This is our back patio...

Our backyard while the snow was still falling...

Our front yard....

When the snow finally quit falling, we had 5".  I would have guessed 6-8". It seemed so deep.  5" is still a lot for our area.

I was scared to try to drive to work, plus I didn't have anywhere for Miles to go. I guess I could have taken him to work with me, but getting out in the storm, while Darrin was out of town, just seemed like a bad decision.  So, we stayed home and worked puzzles...

....and watched movies.  I watched the Best of Me while Miles watched Pokemon. Best of Me was the seriously the worst movie ever.  I don't think there has ever been a more depressing movie.

Finally, I couldn't put Miles off any longer. He insisted that we go outside.  

We played and built a snowman.  We had lots of snowballs fights, which Miles thought was the best thing ever.  He also loved eating the snow. He ate is all weekend.

On Saturday morning, two of Miles friends from his class, Gaige & Owen, and their moms, came over to play in the snow. Gaige brought his 4 wheeler and Owen brought 4 sleds, so they were totally hooked up.

The snow was so deep that we had to push the boys down a few times to try to make a smoother path.

After the path was cleared, they took off.

I think they would have gone down a whole lot more if they didn't have to walk back up each time.

Owen left around noon and Miles and Gaige played on Gaige's 4wheeler. We couldn't get Miles' 4 wheeler to start which was super annoying. The whole point was for Miles and Gaige to be able to ride around together. I felt bad that Gaige's parents had gone to the trouble of bringing his over.  Gaige and Miles took turns pulling each other on the sled though.

I was nervous at first for our 5 & 6 year olds to pull each other around but they were extremely cautious. They basically just drove in a slow circle around the yard. 

After hours of playing outside, they decided to play inside for a while.  Nerf gun wars...

...and some game playing on the DS....

A lot of the snow melted late Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  We went to church on Sunday and watched football afterwards.  Darrin made it home early afternoon.  We had another great night with our small group.  I usually have cabin fever on weekends like this, but it was actually very nice. 

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