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Monday, February 4, 2013

A Blast of Snow Got Us Outside

Today I found out about a fun blog hop going on, and I decided to jump in.  The topic?  What we've done outdoors lately.

The topic is perfect, seeing as how we got a surprise blast of snow over the weekend.  And, when I say surprise - I mean surprise!



The temps in my midwest town last week went from 70 degrees to about 7 degrees in the course of less than 48 hours.  Then, it happened!  Late, late on Saturday it hit!

It really only snowed for about 2 hours, but we ended up with about 4 inches out of the deal.

My eldest daughter was jumping up and down with excitement.  See, snow is what she always hopes for on her February birthday.  While, her birthday forecast is looking to be in the upper 40's or lower 50's, she knew she had to accept her early gift and run with it - Or, should I Say, sled with it!


Sledding is what we did!  And, we enjoyed every minute since it will probably be out only true snowfall for the entire winter.  Oh sure, we had a few dustings.  But, this was the only good quality sledding snow we got hit with all winter long.

For a homeschooler, snow and sledding simply means hours of logged PE hours.  And, for us - We'll take any PE hours we're handed.  Of course, I'm still convinced that the kids only sled for the hot cocoa.




And, my youngest girl decided to build her own miniature snowman, but I don't think it truly counts towards logging Art hours.

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1 comment:

  1. What fun! You must have a great sledding hill, huh? It's kinda ironic that I'm seeing lots of places with snow, but here in Maine we're almost snow-LESS. Of course there's plenty of time for the snow to pile up, but I'm kinda enjoying just a few inches here and there, mostly melting before the next storm arrives. Anyway, looks like they had a wonderful time! Hot Cocoa! LOL We go through LOADS of that stuff in the winter! LOL Thanks for linking up and spreading the word!

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