Keeping Active Despite the Snow

Cute as  ButtonWell there is still plenty of snow on the ground, although we did fortunately avoid another heavy fall predicted earlier in the week. It has even gotten a little warmer of late to help melt a little of the few feet surrounding us. Now, we are just hoping for a nice long, slow thaw to avoid all of the potential flooding. Still, we have been pretty well confined the indoors, which is a little hard on the kiddos, although they are hanging in there.

Reading Early Drawing Large Hanging Out Indoors

They have been making the most of the indoor activities, like reading and coloring. Of course they do get stir crazy at times and we try to run them around outside, despite the snow being deep enough to lose them. This generally leave at least one of them looking like this.

Dead Tired

Snow Day Three

Photo: Getting Pretty DeepSo today was another snow day, the third of the season. At this rate, I might be teaching right up to the Fourth of July. It was a good thing school was canceled, however, as the timing and amount of snow would have made for a remarkably treacherous trip this morning. We now have more snow than we have had in quite a few years that’s for sure. The first year I was in New England, 2004, was a one of the greatest snowfalls on record, but this year we will now doubt crack the top ten, if we haven’t already.

Photo: Eating Snow Photo: Stuck in a Snowbank

Photo: Hanging Out in the House

Three whopper storms in the last month have left left us with three-plus feet. With the winds and drifting, not to mention shoveling, the snow banks are easily rising beyond that. It is getting pretty challenging to throw the snow high enough off the driveway now too. Better still, we are supposedly going to get some more over the weekend. I am not sure where we are going to be able to put it, however much ends up falling. Fortunately, we have some nice neighbors with snowblowers on the street. If they are willing to help, throwing the new fall of snow might not be as challenging.

Photo: Kids Helping Clear the Driveway

The one thing about all the snow is that it is definitely fun. The kids love running around in it, as witnessed by the photos. Of course, the depth is now a whole lot more challenging for the two little ones, to be sure. Still, they love digging with the mini-shovel. Unfortunately, the snow hasn’t really been good packing snow. Thus, no great big snowmen. It has gotten so deep so fast, it isn’t even favorable for snow angels. Perhaps as things warm up a bit things will get a little easier for all that.

Photo: I'm Ready! Photo: No, I'm Ready!

While it’s always nice to have a day off, we did just start the new semester. Needless to say it has gotten out of the gate with a few stumbles in the last two weeks. I guess it will take a little longer to get the students back into a steady rhythm. Regardless, the son and daughter like it when dad is home all day. Plus, after being away from the family the last two weekends in a row, it has been a bit of treat to get some extra time at home.

Photo: Making Our Way to the Slide Photo; Is There Anybody Out There?

Snowpocalypse Continues

Today marked another round of snow in New England. We got at least another eight or more inches. I can hardly believe how high the snow is in parts of our backyard and along the driveway. Just add even more to the pics in the last post.

School was not cancelled, although it no doubt should have been. Driving in this morning was quite treacherous. Driving home was no picnic either. ┬áTo make matters worse, my back started to act up today. Probably all the hours I logged on an airplane this past weekend. Fortunately, I have a wife that actually likes shoveling snow! I continue to be the one of the luckiest husband’s in the world.