View of front yard from my door. That was as far as I would go the first day. We got A LOT of snow. Maybe 30 inches! It was cold and blowing all over the place and none of us were eager to go out in it!
View of the back patio.
I found it interesting that the snow had fallen on my Buddha statue in the form of a cloak. Draped just the way they do in Thailand! Everything else got buried out there except for his head and one shoulder.
Jeff ended up shoveling for a couple hours later that day, while Ruby and I stayed in and kept warm. None of us were embracing the cold or snow that day. Ruby has a cold (again) and was rather sleepy and into snuggling. Suited me just fine! But still, I didn't want her to miss out on snow play...so I asked Jeff to bring some inside in a big tub and we let her play on the kitchen floor in her mittens and jammies. She enjoyed it all the same. Daddy made a great fire, but instead of toasting marshmallows we made little snowmen crafts out of them.
Sunday was such a great day. We fully embraced the snow and had a ball sledding out back. Jeff made her a nice little "toboggan" path and down she went again and again! It was nice and sunny and not that cold out compared to the day before. After a good long time we came in and got all toasty and had soup for lunch. Ruby took a late nap which worked out perfectly cause the timing was good for us to prepare a nice, big dinner. We roasted a whole chicken, roasted a big pan of veggies, made cranberry/walnut stuffing and followed it up with warm chocolate chip cookies. A yummy, cozy evening for 3!
Here are some snow and sledding pics: