Snow Day

When one lives in Michigan, unpredictable weather is a given.  

So, a snow day in mid-November doesn’t come as a surprise (some neighboring towns got almost a foot of snow!).

There’s something magical about the first snow–even if it’s really early in the year.  

Add kids to the mix, and you’ve really got something.

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Meet Mr. Mini–the first Kalling snowman of the 2013-14 season:

 

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“Mom, can we go sledding?!”  Sure, why not.  Way to be ambitious, girls. 

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(Yes, we sled among trees.  We like to live dangerously.)

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While the girls frolicked in the white stuff, I shoveled  raked our driveway.

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The leaves look so pretty covered in snow, no?

(FYI: wet leaves are heavy.  Wet leaves covered with snow are even heavier.  Raking dry leaves burns on average about 300 calories an hour.  I figure with the kind of snow raking I did today, I can really up my chocolate intake.  Score.)  

 

After the driveway was (mostly) clear, the girls and I had a friendly fierce snow ball fight. (No tears were shed, which is an improvement from last season.)

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(If you look closely, you can see Annie’s snowball above heading towards its victim.  Hence Annie’s retreat in the picture below.)

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Proof that a Michigan fan still lives here, despite recent losses:

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Our poor roses covered in snow:

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Granted, the snow is pretty.  But not before Thanksgiving. 

 

So here’s my message to the Snow Fairy:

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But please do come back again at Christmas time.

Thank you.

 

 

 

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