Step One: Have Mama help find socks, leggings, t-shirt, sweatshirt, snow suit, snow mittens, coat and hat.

Step Two: Take a full five minutes plus to put each item on.

Step Three: Finally, an hour later, decide that it’s time to go outside and play in the deep, deep snow.

Step Four: Spend a full ten minutes throwing snowballs at Mama and the dogs and see how many snowflakes can be caught on your tongue.

Step Five: Go back in the house, track snow all over the floors randomly wandering from room to room before deciding to shed the snow clothes and put on warm dry ones.

Step Six: Lay cold snowy clothes on top of pellet stove so they’ll dry out and warm up for more adventures in the snow.

Step Seven: Five minutes later put on different coat, garden shoes, forgo the hat and gloves and return to the outside snowy world.

Step Eight: Decide that the snow is way too cold for naked hands and enter the Summer House with rosy cheeks only to realize you now got busted for no hat, gloves or boots.

Step Nine: Go back into the house, tracking more snow throughout before remembering to kick off your garden shoes by the still wide-open back door.

Step Ten: Call Mama on the intercom and whine that you’re hungry and would like some waffles, now please.

Step Eleven: Make multiple trips out into the snowy tundra, eat your weight in snow, and create pathways for a dinosaur adventure.  The ‘pathways’ make the dogs extremely happy since the snow is as deep as they are tall.

Step Twelve: Convince Mama to come out and see your handiwork even though it’s now dark, and giggle while you crawl through the pathways you’ve created with the dogs hot on your trail and the camera flash helping light the way.

Saturday was cold and snowy – for pretty much the entire day.   The picture at the top was taken at 10 am Saturday morning while it was still snowing.  It continued to snow until about an hour before sunset.

Sunday, however, brought bright sunshine, though the temperatures didn’t rise much above 24 degrees.  The perfect day for dealing with this:

In case you’re wondering – that is my Grand Caravan literally buried in snow (when it started snowing, hubby raised the windshield wipers on both the van and his little car to make it easier to clean the snow off the windshield and not ruin the wipers.  It made both vehicles look like funky snow aliens).  I took that picture Saturday evening, just after the sun set (while following Princess Nagger who couldn’t wait until daylight to show me all the trenches/pathways she made in the deep snow).  I also discovered that I cannot maneuver through 30 inches of snow as gracefully as a 7-year old can.  More pictures and fun tomorrow!

Princess Nagger’s school has a 2-hour delay this morning, which made her happy to be able to sleep in.  We also have a Winter Storm Watch that was issued last night – for Tuesday night through Wednesday evening with the ‘early’ prediction of another 10-inches of snow.  Be careful what you wish for…

We had intermittent internet connection over the weekend along with a couple of power outages, so we spent a lot of time playing in the snow…and lots of shoveling.  How was your weekend?


  1. I love your fun filled day of changing clothes, going back outside and then back inside and then back outside.

    That’s a lot of snow. Hope school is canceled as long as it looks like that outside.

  2. I used to get screamed at when I was a kid for running in and out all day long, getting the floors soaking wet! I am not used to snow any more! I don’t much like the cold anymore, either. I have to think of blueviolet in order to stay warm!
    .-= Otin would like you to read ..Quizmaster =-.

  3. It really puts it in perspective when you see that your van is completely unrecognizable!!!! Oh to be a kid again and appreciate all of the snow! Look at my baby, Otin, always leaving me sweet messages. 🙂
    .-= blueviolet would like you to read ..Chocolate Gone Wrong =-.

  4. Yup – that storm system is out west heading this way, and it looks like it’s going to hit us, too. We’re lucky; we only got half the snow you did, but that’s still a lot of snow for this Texas girl! And now another 10 inches – Beloved is just missing out on ALL the fun out there in California this week!

  5. Great picture of the alien car!
    It is fun watching kids, they are never still are they?
    You sound like a mother with lots of patience.
    We have steady snow but light and fine. We have had all yards full of snow for over a month so some more doesn’t change it except we have to keep the driveway shoveled.
    .-= Technobabe would like you to read ..Love Is… =-.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can’t believe your kiddos have school. My kids schools are closed today and almost certainly tomorrow. If it dumps more snow tomorrow then Wednesday and Thursday may be a wash as well.

    No plow on our street yet but today we plan to try to dig out my car.

    Don’t worry about being graceful in all this snow. I fell mutliple times and even had trouble getting back up a few times.

  7. Holy crap, that is a LOT of snow, and how smart of hubby to raise the wipers. I never would have thought of that!

    I hope you took pictures of PN’s tunnels. I totally wanna see them!

    I can’t believe she has school today with 30″ on the ground. That’s insane!

    Justine 😮 )
    Oh, btw… when I click “leave a comment” it actually opens a whole new browser window. And I’m pretty sure when I hit post, it opens ANOTHER one. 3 windows, dedicated just to you. WTF?
    .-= Justine would like you to read ..Sunday Scramble =-.

  8. Girl, it looks like a lovely New England snow storm. I can’t say that I feel for you, cause that’s what we’re used to getting. Only we are getting it this year and I’m very grateful. But you did exactly what you were supposed to do which was play in it and have a blast with the Princess.

  9. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH gawd thats allot of snow;( but boy does it sound like the little one had a blast, awwwwwwww youth;)
    .-= stevenasnthony would like you to read ..musical monday…. =-.

  10. I was wondering how old your daughter was as I was reading the process of getting dressed, going out, coming in, and going out again. My daughter is 7 years old too. I knew it sounded familiar.

    Although we haven’t has as much snow, our kids have been out of school since last Thursday and will be out tomorrow. If we get the snow you’re getting on Tuesday, as predicted, they’ll probably be out the rest of the week.

    Send chocolate and wine, please!

  11. Wow. Thanks for sharing the photos. We only got about 7 inches and are expecting another 8 from tonight through wednesday. That photo of the van is awesome. At first, I was like, that doesn’t look like much snow until I read your wipers were up. Impressive. Kudos to your daughter for going out a couple of times in the snow. Ours played outside for about an hour and that was enough for her once she remembered how much thawing fingers hurt.

    Stopping by from SITS.
    .-= Tickled Pink Twice would like you to read ..Am I Loosing My Hearing? =-.

  12. I’m glad you put the windshield wipers up or you might have not found your car again!!!

    YIKES! You got even more than we did … and we got a lot. And more is on the way! I can’t believe it.
    .-= Jenners would like you to read ..Arts and Literature FAQs =-.

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