Up until this past weekend we have only had a few inches of snow here and there. That all changed when Nemo (when did we start naming winter storms??) dropped a staggering amount of snow on us all at once Friday night. There was a lot of drifting so it is hard to say just how much we got, but I would guess it was around 24 inches. In some places the snow was at least 3-4 ft. deep!
While Matt and I dug out Lily and Colby had a great time playing. Lily thought it was hilarious that the snow was over her head. She ran up and down the sidewalk channel we had dug squealing about being in a tunnel. She is more than a little interested in eating the snow and we had to have that all important talk about "yellow snow"!
She was not at all unhappy to learn that for being such a happy camper outside there was hot chocolate waiting for her when she came in :)
On Sunday morning the sun was shinning and the wind had finally died down. We took full advantage of the snow covered street in front of the house. Matt and I took turns pulling the sled while Lily screamed with delight. After several trips down and back I was exhausted! It is not easy to run in boots and snow pants.
Side note: At some point my expensive LLBean snow boots were stolen off the front porch. I hope that whoever took them did so because they needed them and not because they were too lazy to work for them like I had. *sigh* (UPDATE: For the sole purpose of making a liar out of me the boots have appeared in the hall closet. I checked there no less than ten times but in any case I have a renewed gratitude for them. So glad I didn't publicly announce that they had been stolen, that would be awkward...)
We did not lose power which made this storm all fun and no stress. I like to shovel, and everything just looks more beautiful all covered in fresh snow. Winter just isn't winter without a few big storms. Bring it on Mother Nature we are ready for more!