Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Day #1

Outside I can hear the tinkle, tinkle of falling ice pellets, so there will be no school tomorrow. We stayed outside and went sledding in the dark after dinner. I'm hoping the kids will have worn themselves out enough that they sleep all through the night and sleep in tomorrow (especially Benjamin).

Here he is enjoying the snow we got late this afternoon:

This poor little boy is completely convinced that Santa is coming—because it's snowing and Santa always flies his sleigh through the snowy night to bring us presents. Always.

Alas, Santa won't be coming.

Here are the kids sledding (with our neighbour, since he's the one with the sled and the steep driveway):

Miriam on top in red, Rachel on bottom in blue
Here's Benjamin rolling down the driveway. He made it the whole way down and just kept going, even when it got flat at the end. He just wanted to roll all the way to the gutter, I guess.

Here's Miriam inching her way down the driveway on a cardboard box:

Here's Rachel and our neighbour zooming past her on the sled:

And here's Rachel crashing into the box Miriam was sledding on after she had a "great idea" of how to give Miriam a boost (Miriam had the foresight to get off the box before Rachel crashed into it, thank goodness—because I didn't think it looked like such a "great idea"; I thought it looked like a "face plant" idea):

We didn't stay out too long, but long enough to get plenty cold. Because they weren't kidding about this arctic airmass. Our high for the day was -3°C (27°F). Our high on Thursday is forecast to be -9°C (16°F). This Canadian girl is not impressed, South. One doesn't move this far south to have an arctic airmass settle on them.

But I guess we'll just have to endure this record-breaking chilly week and be so, so happy that it's 2015 and we have polar fleece and stuff like that instead of it being 1903 and not having those things. It's possible I'm really loving my fleece pyjama bottoms right now.


  1. See, that's why one moves north, to Seattle. We have daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, and trees blooming. :) Glad you (well, your kids) are having fun with your ice/snow!

  2. Great pictures. I love the expression on Rachel's face, and Benjamin rolling down the drive!

    Oh believe me, I'd rather this cold stuff stay in Siberia or Canada...brrrrr.