On Wednesday the snow did let up a little while and wouldn't you know it, it stopped during the time the kids and I had dental appointments in the afternoon, but I had cancelled thinking the it would be too dangerous for us to try to get into town. I'm glad I canceled though, because the streets were not plowed, and there were so many car accidents all over town. Then the snow picked back up again. However, even with the snow falling, the temps were not that cold, and it was such a gentle falling snow the kids literally played outside for hours at a time on both days.
Thursday Roger and Evan had spent some time in the morning shoveling the driveway. They got a little bit done and then down our country road came a farmer in a humongous tractor. He drove right up to our driveway and plowed it for us and then plowed all of the neighbors' and the road! Roger gave him a cup of hot cocoa to thank him and found out his name was Rick. We're not sure where he lives and Roger said he seemed like he didn't want to talk because he wanted to keep plowing, so we don't know anything else about him.
|Plowing our driveway|
|Roger giving him some hot cocoa|
|Lauren getting buried in the snow|
|Evan and neighbor building some snow walls|
|Lauren seemed to enjoy laying underneath the trampoline eating snow|
|Burying the neighbor|
|Some more neighbors building a fort|
|Our lovely pile of winter clothes after hours of playing in the snow|
|More snow on the deck than yesterday|
|Shoveling the drive before the farmer plowed us out|
|Building a snow tunnel|
|The farmer dumped the snow into a tall hill by the mailbox|
|Another snow tunnel|
|You can see the snow was still falling but the kids loved playing in it for hours|