Sunday, January 31, 2010

{{Frozen}} Rain drops keep falling on my head

On Saturday morning, we woke up to exactly what was predicted for us...sleet and about 2 inches of it. All day we hoped it would blow some fluffy snow our way but no dice. It rained straight down frozen precipitation ALL day. It was strange to hear the tiny balls of ice hitting the ground and see them bouncing off of everything as it slowly became covered in this lovely layer of ice. Jackson couldn't wait to get out and play in it so I let him walk around in the backyard for a few minutes right away. As you will see in the photos, the camo coveralls that he received from his great uncle for Christmas did come in handy for our adventures. Around noon, we opened the garage to check out the road conditions. I then remembered the large piece of cardboard that I had recycled from bringing my new frame home from AL. I plopped it onto the frozen driveway and took a dive! I slid all the way down my driveway and halfway across to the neighbors and it was FUN! Jackson and the neighbor boys were then chasing me to try it too. So on a card board box, we sledded down my frozen driveway until our hands were too cold to feel. It was an instant hit with Jackson.
With the temperatures not reaching above freezing through the night, you might have guessed that we were once again snowed (or iced) in today. This morning, I had a better idea. Once Lincoln went down for his morning nap, Jackson and I hit the driveway again. Only this time we were sledding on Rubbermaid tops! Yes, they were FAST on the refrozen driveway and Jackson and I sledded down together each time. I even made some video so Jason could see how useful our steep driveway was during a winter storm.
When stuck inside with small children, my neighbors are better than State Farm, they're not only there for me...they COOK for us too!

1 comment:

  1. Looked like you guys had a grand ol' time on that cardboard. We tried the rubbermaid top out a few days ago, and it was amazing effective! I love that Jackson is such a ham in all of the pictures.