Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Frozen North

We certainly enjoyed the break from our normal busy schedule during the Christmas holidays, and it took us all a couple of weeks to get out of our post-holiday funk.  But now, we are back in the swing of things around here in what has become the VERY frozen North!

Fifteen years ago, you would never have been able to convince this Carolina Girl that I would one day be living in Canada, and that I would walk my daughter to school while pushing my son in a stroller over drifts of swirling snow greater than a foot deep with almost zero visibility and temperatures that register at -10 with a wind chill of -23.

I would have told you that you were completely off-your-rocker, all kinds of crazy if you had told me that would one day happen.  Well, guess what?  That day has come.

It's flipping' freezing here!  Literally!

We've been having buckets of snow coming down every day for almost a week now.  

AND I LOVE IT!

I can't believe it myself, but I am finding that I actually enjoy the subzero temperatures.  How is that even possible?  Because when it gets as cold as it has lately been here, IT CAN'T RAIN!  Let's face it, I'm as sunshine girl, even when it's freezing!  I've come to understand that as long as it is not raining, I'm a happy.

It has been a very dry snow that's been coming down, and that has made it very difficult to build the perfect snowman.  But we managed to get it done.  I mentioned above that it is flippin' freezing... well, it seemed only fitting that we have a flippin' snowman!  Reagan and I are known around our neighbourhood for our original snowy creations, and we worked very hard this year to create our newest masterpiece... a cartwheeling snowman!


Once Reagan was back inside the toasty warm house, our snowman decided to show the true reason that he is hanging out upside down in our front yard.  It appears that he had a nip or two too many!

Myers has enjoyed discovering the snow this year while playing outside with Reagan.

Reagan has done such an awesome job of teaching him all of the fun things that Winter has to offer... building snowmen, making snow angels, and having big sissy pull you across the yard!

We took a walk up the street to Reagan's school to play in the snow in the wide open fields yesterday afternoon, and we had a blast for hours on end.  At first, Myers was more concerned about watching Daddy pull Reagan around on the sled, but then he decided that it was more fun to just eat the snow!

We eventually loaded up both of the kids onto the sled.  I held my breath and begged Reagan to hold on tightly to her brother as Ryan ran across the fields, pulling them behind him.  The smiles on their faces and the squeals of laughter told me that they were having a fabulous time!

It was a super fun day, and both kids devoured a huge mug of hot chocolate as soon as we got back home.  And then, as soon as they were done, they were both begging to go back outside again!  I would say I've definitely got two snow babies on my hands...

1 comment:

Teri M said...

I think one of the best things about the snow is getting cute pictures of the kids playing in it!

and I love the snowman!! :-)