I didn't really take any pictures of the ice, because well, it was just roads with ice. I do have a video of Ryder doing some skating on it though.
The temperatures stayed around 0 degrees (wind chill factored in here) so the ice wasn't able to melt. So the kids got to stay home on Wednesday and Thursday as well. We were able to enjoy lots of family time together - board games, puzzles, TV, Wii, baking and some crafts. Harrison, Melanie, and Ryder put together these little wooden craft kits that I had picked up for $1 each the week before. My thought at the time was that I'd just stash them away for a rainy day or next summer when the kids are bored. As fortune would have it, we got to use them much earlier than that.
Then Thursday night and Friday we got SNOW. Probably a good 4-6 inches. And it stuck. In fact it's still here. Unheard of!
Here is a picture from early Friday morning.
And snow or not, poor little Blossom still had to go outside to, well, you know. . . She got icy in the process.
|Blossom's mad because her paws are cold!|
Or eat the snow (only pure white fresh snow please).
Or if you're me, you can slip and fall. I know, cool huh.
The neighbor kids had been begging me to sled the ditch with them. We all know how that would've turned out. I kindly declined, and so today I can still say I have never broken a bone!
It's also quite beautiful to see our lake almost completely frozen over.
So as we enter our 5th day of isolation in our home, we are grateful for this little window of time where we could just relax and spend time together. We are also grateful for food storage, and that I had just purchased milk, eggs, and fresh produce on Monday night!
Thanks for a wonderful break Mother Nature!
UPDATE: Of course all good things must come to an end. . .