|Doesn't this make you happy? Alden has been going through a drawing phase. He put these up on his wall.|
Then we got dumped multiple times by ice, snow, and more snow. That in conjunction with being sick with flu or stomach bugs made me feel like I was in a weird twilight zone where society had come to a standstill.
I just love Lenten roses. They bloom starting in winter all through Lent, and just remind us that new life has come and is ours and that life will spring up again.
|Now it's really snowing.|
|Chowing down on snow icecream. Cold!|
|Building is a necessity on cold winter days. Alden kept asking Wally if he thought he was a master builder, and since Wally hadn't seen the Lego Movie yet, Wally said, "I don't think there is such a thing." Well, now you know, daddy, now you know.|
|Then more snow.|
|These kids didn't mind a bit.|
|Alden determined to make a big snowman.|
|Rhi joined in.|
|Thankfully they did not make it so big that I couldn't lift the things. Wally was waylaid somewhere en route from Pittsburgh to here.|
|He thinks he'll get away with Olaf's nose. No no, Sven!|
Well, if the snowman falls apart while making it, improvise and make ducks.
|Aunt Hannah braved the winter slush to join us in our snowfest.|
|Our cute bird snow sculptures.|
|Aunt Hannah and Rhianwen trying to clear the way for sledding.|
Uncle Christopher came out from his work related calls to do the heavy lifting that the women folk could not manage.
Each child made their own personal snowman to knock down with Aunt Hannah's help. We also made a snowfort and pretended to fight some kind of creatures. Corwin made sure we had a nice supply of money and was upset if it was stepped on...since it looked a lot like snow, it was hard to avoid it.
That evening Wally made it back! We were so glad, and the next morning, we got to play in the snow with him.
We took a morning hike through our woods and fields. I love the sparkle of it.
|Sledding back in the woods. This is a tradition that the kids insisted Daddy keep. The hills are so much steeper there, and I always forget to open our gate before a big snow, so that cuts our yard's sledding hill in half.|
|And finally, warmer weather is here. Time for seed starting, soil preparation, and thinking towards spring.|