We've been dreaming of snow for weeks. Two weeks ago we headed to my mom's house hoping to get snowed in. Unfortunately, the snow missed us and landed north of this part of Tennessee. We were bummed and headed back home to check on our cats, Tiger and Adventurous. They were happy to see us and not as disappointed as we were with the lack of snow.
Two days later on a Friday night, we got a dusting during the evening hours. We were excited to see the flakes falling from the sky turning the ground and trees white. It was not enough for sledding or snowmen, but Summer and I tried to throw a few snowballs at each other. The snow was not the packing type, but we did manage to throw snow dust at each other. Tiger loved playing out in the snow. The next morning we headed out again to see what we could do before it all melted off. We were able to make a few snow angels in the driveway, but 10 minutes later they were gone. Summer also made a nice message for me in the snow. Since sledding on the grass was not an option, she played on her slide and called it sledding. We made a few memories before it all melted away, but were again disappointed.
Two days ago, we got our biggest snow in years. On Tuesday after school, we headed to my mom's house in anticipation of inches of snow accumulation. As soon as we got to the mountain top, the snow started falling. An hour after we arrived at my mom's there was already an inch of snow on the ground. By the time bed time rolled around, there were 6 inches. We were in heaven!!! We did not get out in it that evening, but rather chose to play Tri-ominos at the kitchen table before watching a little TV before bedtime. We did run out with the ruler every hour or so to check the accumulation. We put a big bowl out on the back porch which was soon overflowing with snow which we transformed into snow cream. Summer, my mom and I all had a bowl of the tasty concoction before tucking ourselves into bed for the night. We were up bright and early excited to see how much more snow had fallen. We ended up with about 7.5 inches of glorious snow. After Nanny got all of her pics taken of the untouched snow, we suited up and went out for round 1 of playing. The snow was awesome for packing. Now that I think about it, I did not even throw one single snow ball though. We built a snow woman which kept us all warm and toasty and Summer and I ended up shedding our hats and coats. However, once we started sledding, we geared back up. It was difficult to sled at first with their being so many inches of snow so my mom cranked up the 4-wheeler and packed it down a little for us. We took turns going down the hill until we were all a little weary. Then Summer and my mom headed off on the 4-wheeler to check the main roads. The snow plow had already been by so there was no need to venture further than the yard for sledding. We watched a movie and had lunch before heading back out for more sledding. Summer did a little painting and rainbow looming too. Our 2nd round of sledding was followed by another movie and a game of sequence. We had spaghetti for dinner and after we were all full, we headed out for round 3 of sledding in the dark. This was by far the best sledding all day. The snow was packed and frozen. It was an amazing snow day and we were so thankful to finally get a big snow.
5 days ago