Snow day 2!

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I kept waiting for blizzard (white out) conditions, and we got pretty close this afternoon! Snow totals around 20 inches with drifts easily 2-3 times that. We have read that snow drifts in south county are as high as the tops of stop signs! Still snowing, but should stop by midnight.

 

7 AM is not too early for these kids to be eager to go out in the snow!
7 AM is not too early for these kids to be eager to go out in the snow! 

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Daddy had to shovel a path for the dog who was frantic after attempting to go to the bathroom and finding no where to squat! Zach found the walls of snow a perfect place to play!
Daddy had to shovel a path for the dog who was frantic after attempting to go to the bathroom and finding no where to squat! Zach found the walls of snow a perfect place to play!

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Building block cities while daddy makes pancakes and bacon!
Building block cities while daddy makes pancakes and bacon!
Calling the shovel patrol! It's time to clear the drive way!
Calling the shovel patrol! It’s time to clear the drive way! 

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We've got one who has to blaze her own trail...
We’ve got one who has to blaze her own trail… 
Zachary would shovel the snow and make us dump it for him because it was too heavy to lift, we were glad when he was willing to go play!
Zachary would shovel the snow and make us dump it for him because it was too heavy to lift, we were glad when he was willing to go play!

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Can someone say heavy work?
Did someone say heavy work? 

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We celebrated Zachary's birthday a few days early because what better to do with our time than to play with new toys?
We celebrated Zachary’s birthday a few days early because what better to do with our time than to play with new toys? 

 

This fun game from Nana and Gramps is like a cross between eye-spy, hidden pictures, and candy land.
This fun game from Nana and Gramps is like a cross between eye-spy, hidden pictures, and candy land. 

 

It's fun and relatively quick to play so they could all play and no one got bored or tired of waiting their turn, definitely a fun game to add to our collection!
It’s fun and relatively quick to play so they could all play and no one got bored or tired of waiting their turn, definitely a fun game to add to our collection!

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Then Zach got the rest of the wooden track that we got him for his birthday and trains took center stage for the rest of the afternoon.
Then Zach got the rest of the wooden track that we got him for his birthday and trains took center stage for the rest of the afternoon. 
I think daddy likes building new tracks as much as the kids like driving the trains!
I think daddy likes building new tracks as much as the kids like driving the trains! 

 

And no snow-day-birthday celebration would be complete without snow ice cream!
And no snow-day-birthday celebration would be complete without snow ice cream! 

In other news, the trampoline is filling up with snow like a bathtub, the screened in porch has between 2-3 inches of snow on it, and the swings no longer swing in the wind because they are stuck in the snow.