We decided to have a Play Day in the snow! Sitting around plugged into cyberspace can really make a person cranky. I dared hubby to round up some kids from our neighborhood and build a fort or an igloo. My first suggestion was a snow sculpture, or snow person/animal...those suggestions caused hubby to give me that funny "you're an artist and I'm not look"
An hour later I was out, with about 5 layers of clothing on knocking on our neighbors door.
I will tell you this, climbing up to the area we chose to attempt our fortress was quite a feat on our feet. These older bones were a little shocked to walk in a couple of feet of settled snow. The kids took it all in stride.
It was windy so we made a large circle in the snow and built a nice wall around so we could enjoy some home made (yes the old fashioned) hot cocoa. Remember that? MMM it was so good too.
Hubby was determined to make an igloo
It proved a fun area to hide from winds, though later those who sought out this area for comfort got hit by snowballs! (for a while there was a sweet girl I'll just call Teen, well...Teen spent her whole time in the igloo texting, what else would a teen in an igloo do???) :P
Managed to catch a snowball in the air, see if you can find it?
Look at this stash of freshly made snow balls!!!
We went thru 2 batches of home made hot cocoa, enjoyed the sun in the snow, something I hadn't realized you could do unless skiing.
Later hubby and I took our Tylenol and headed out for an early dinner at one of our favorite Irish Pub. We enjoyed very heavy Irish winter foods with wonderful beer on tap.
We chose some live calla lilies for our daughter for Valentines Day, she loves them, I'd like to figure out to grow them :-)