Friday, February 4, 2011

Why we find it hard to play outside right now

That's our backyard.  The porch, which stands about, oh, 3+ feet high, is almost completely covered with snow.  And this is not snow that we've been piling on from shoveling (though there is a little of that at the very front of the photo), this is fell-from-the-sky, hasn't-been-touched-since, pure snow.  It's just incredible.

Dashiell finds this pretty amusing - the other day when we walked past his fort/slide I mentioned that D might not get to play on this until next summer, and pointed out its "hat".  Now every time we look at that he laughs and says "we're not playing on this for a long time!"  I don't know why it's so funny, but to an almost 3-year-old it's hilarious.  

Last week Rick tried to take Dashiell sledding in the little park near us, and it was impossible!  The snow was up past Rick's knees, and Dash couldn't walk through it at all.  That's good for one slide down the hill, but getting back up the hill?  Not so much fun anymore.

And this snow has been truly awful for my new Usborne books business.  2 canceled home parties in 2 weeks.  One of them has been rescheduled for this coming week, but guess what's in the forecast?  More snow!  Can you say "frustrating"??  Sigh.

Ah well.  The winter has to end someday, right? 

I'll leave you with this cute picture of Rick and Dashiell enjoying "breakfast" last week:

At least we're getting good use out of all of Dashiell's toys!

1 comment:

Lori/Rachel's Mommy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! That is a ton of snow! You guys need a break...send it west? I'd love some...though maybe not that much or for too long:)...Great photos!