Thursday, January 15, 2009

Twins in the Snow

Yep, it is cold here. Extremely cold. Weston reported the sign at church stated NEGATIVE 13 degrees, without windchill, which is supposed to kick it up to feel like -35 or worse. Yikes. Everything was canceled yesterday, and today. (school, church events, etc.) Kind of nice being given "free time", but its also a long time to be cooped up, and to keep the boys cooped up.

Yesterday, it wasn't too bad in the AM, and we got several good inches of snow overnight, so we thought we'd give Kellan and Ethan their first 'play in the snow' experience. Their first you ask, don't you live where it's been snowing for over a month? Yes, but do you want the hassle of dressing, monitoring, and undressing 4 little boys, for a few minutes of 'fun'? Yeah, I didn't think so. Plus, the snow actually does melt for days/weeks at a time and is rarely optimal for playing. And the chance of optimal conditions on a day when daddy is home to help me? Rare. But yesterday the planets aligned, plus I needed some pictures.

They only lasted a few minutes, and weren't too thrilled with the whole experience. Caleb and Aidan, on the other hand, had to be coerced inside 30 minutes later before they lost a finger to frostbite.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Oh my goodness!! I feel chilled just reading your temps. That is a lot of cold and a ton of snow. Where did your porch disappear to?! We've had temps in the upper 70's to low 80's and I'm still wearing pants because it's chilly in the morning. Hang in there!