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Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 17-23

Girls up in the trees . . . very high . . .
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"Take your tractor to school day" 
This happened last year, and I asked Josh, "Why didn't you tell me so I could get a picture of it??!"
This year he remembered.  What I didn't realize is that the high school boys would parade up and down the street next to the school with cabs full of preschoolers, giving them rides.  It was pretty adorable.
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The boys landed on a stellar idea for picking up Legos--load up the dump truck and then drive it over to the Lego container and empty out the contents.  Since they were so excited about their plan I didn't have the heart to tell them that it would actually take them longer.  In the end all that matters is the living room floor isn't a hazardous place for bare feet.
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"Winter Storm Q" begins.  Our snow started around 10:30 Wednesday morning.  They dismissed school at 2:00 (instead of the usual 3:40) and cancelled for the next day.  By evening we had 3-4 inches.
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The next morning Josh did the first dig-out.  I estimate we had around 8-10 inches at this point and then it continued snowing the rest of the day.  The cancelled school for Friday.
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Friday morning--the return of the sun!  We ended up in the vicinity of a foot of snow, the most we've seen since moving out here.  There was more snow blowing followed by a morning AND afternoon round of snow play.
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The joy of living on a dead-end street--the tractor comes through and makes a big pile for you!  The kids sledded down their mini-hill and then did some tunneling (because they are part prairie dog I think . . . remember the holes in my yard last summer??!).  
 

 

 

3 comments:

Anna said...

Take your tractor to school day--SO COOL! :) The tree climbing is impressive...and wow you guys got quite a bit more snow than us. Love the post-blizzard cheery sunshine. :) Have a great weekend!

sarah j. said...

great thinking on the boys part to use the dump truck! even if it takes longer, it sure is more fun. ;)

Kathryn said...

Today seems like one of those days that would be *glorious* to be 10 all over again and climb trees.....high.....and play in snow drifts. Wonderful memories!