It was an event. There were some threads on Facebook that wondered why hardy New Englanders, Mainers even, were getting so wound up about this. People! Global weirding is happening: this means epic snowstorms and even regular, run-of-the-mill snowstorms are not a regular feature of the winter season anymore (more’s the pity). (Case in point: RAIN and 40 degrees forecast for tomorrow?!) We get excited because having a real snowstorm feels like sighting an endangered animal.
look at how cute our little cars are, all snuggled up together
So this storm brought our family a lot of delight. Snow was blowing sideways! Winds howling! Drifts up to 4 feet in places and bare grass in others! Goggles were necessary if you wanted to stay outside and play! Fluffy cold powder! (Which is still heavy to shovel, btw.) It snowed for TWO DAYS STRAIGHT.
We sought entertainment in the form of movies, reading, knitting, playing games, cooking, listening to music, and irritating each other. You know, the usual things. Also, making Sylvan a transformer suit out of (mostly) eco-packaging material plus a lot of tape.
And how about this monogrammed wooden/plastic sled? Still going strong after years of use, made by Mountain Boy Sled Works! I took a couple of spins down the hill myself.
Some boys thought a great game would be to see who could put his face in the snow for the longest amount of time. I think Jonas won. And then accused his brother of cheating. Because it wouldn’t be any fun otherwise, right? But really, can you declare yourself a winner when your face and ears are full of snow?!
Sylvan’s greatest wish is to one day sled off our roof. We didn’t make it there with this storm (plus this was only day 1) and I’m thinking he may have to relocate to Russia or Norway for that kind of rugged fun. But he made a pile of snow under a tree and fell out of the tree onto the pile. No broken limbs!