Woo whoo! My northern blood is doing the happy dance! It is snowing like crazy outside. About an hour ago, we measured 9 inches of snow in our backyard! This is AMAZING for our area!
The meteorologist says we may get up to 12 inches! There is also snow forecasted for most of next week, including Christmas Eve. Dare I wish for a White Christmas?!? If the snow keeps up for much longer, it will be more snow than I have seen in 10 years, which is when we moved to this area.
The kids rushed through their schoolwork and chores this morning so that they could get outside right after lunch. I would like to say that they had a great time in the snow. However, there were many tears out of Goldilocks. She cried and cried about how cold the snow was, that the snow touched her and about how she didn't have the sled she wanted, and on and on. After about 10 minutes of melting down, she got used to the idea and started having fun. There was enough snow for real sledding and to make two tiny snowmen. At the time we went out, there was about 2 inches.
The girls had loads of fun making snowmen.
Everyone loved sledding! I even got in a few runs.
Of course, Tom Sawyer had to eat just a little bit of snow!
They finished off their time with a good old snowball fight, which caused more tears! Sigh...
We went out one more time when Daddy got home. By that time, there was about 6 inches. The sledding wasn't as good, but the snowball fights were great, with no tears this time.
The one downside to this storm is the effect it is having on our Southern Magnolia tree. It is dropping lots of branches because of the weight of the snow. It is considered one of the historic trees in our city because of its height and girth, and I am afraid we may need to get an arborist to take care of it when all is said and done. Several of the branches hit the minivan, but no damage done.