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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow Cave!

In the last few weeks, we have finally gotten some much needed snow.  Unfortunately, the forecast is calling for a rain and snow mix over the next couple days, and I know much of our snow will condense and melt.  But, we are thankful for the moisture and the new snow to play in.  We managed to ski a few times in the soft powder before the weather warmed.  With the new snow, we finally had a decent snowplow pile in our driveway, and at temperatures of 5 and 10 degrees F, my bravehearted adventurers began building tunnels and forts. By Saturday it was in the 30s, and they enlisted the help of their big strong daddy. With an extra six inches from the night before, there was plenty of white stuff to work with.

 Daddy's feet sticking out from the cave as he digs.
 The hard working cave diggers
 And one little goof-ball. :)
 Inside the cave!
 Catching snow on her tongue.
 Wild girl!

So, after a day of digging, the snow fort was big enough to sleep in! Daddy carried out a tarp, pads, and sleeping bags, and the older two dressed warmly.  They headed out late - after making cookies, and reading stories, and tiring themselves out with general silliness. :) And then Daddy tucked them in warm and snug - and they didn't emerge until 7:30, when we hurriedly dressed for church!  They had so much fun making a special memory with Dad - and I slept warm in my own soft bed.


  1. I am smiling from ear to ear ! So fun to see all of the girls smiling faces. What a memory for them. Love you all.

  2. WOW! I can't believe they actually slept in the snow (and made it all night long). Way to go girls (and mama for letting them have an adventure).

  3. I wish we had done this sometime!! So cool. I'm so glad you married an adventurous, outdoorsy, and knowledgable man who is also an awesome daddy. Your girls are so cool!