Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is winter over yet???

Admittedly, the snow and ice is pretty, but I'm SO ready for spring! Kitty He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named agrees with me.

I did take the kids out this morning for a few runs down the hill on their sled. They had fun, and it's not too bad out today, now that the sun is shining and the wind has stopped blowing!

Obviously, it's still a little slick, with ice under the snow!

This is the first year Timothy has shown any interest in playing in the snow, so Gabe showed him the ropes.

Poor kid wanted to build a snowman! He didn't understand why 1 inch of dry, powdery snow does not a snowman make.

Both kids enjoyed trying to track the stray cats by their prints. But tracking them proved to be hard because they swarmed all over the porch this morning when we put out food, and it was impossible to tell which tracks were coming and which were going.

The whole yard was full of "grasscicles". It's pretty odd to see.

I don't know if it shows in this picture, but there's a glaze of ice on everything.

The ropes holding up our baby tree had little icicles all over them!

Poor little tree! It probably wants spring to hurry up, too!

These are already gone, having falling when snow slid off the roof. I'm sure we'll end up with more this evening, as everything starts to refreeze.


Kat said...

Great pictures!
The kids look like they're having a blast. :-)

Knit Witch said...

Whatever. You just wanna run around in your bikini.

Christina said...

Such pretty ice! You could've made snow ice cream with powdery snow! Did Chris show them how to "write" in it?

mary said...

Bring the kids here... I have more than enough snow to make an army of snowpeople!