So turns out that this crazy April snowstorm was a North Dakota record amount of snowfall in a 24 hour period! And I'm thinking, that's gotta be saying something. Turns out 14-17 inches in one day is a whole lot of snow. Fortunately, it didn't continue snowing all day today as had been predicted (can you imagine?). In fact the sun came out and the wind stayed away and we got to go out and play! Saw snowmobiles going up and down our street. Not something I can say I've ever seen before out my front door! In April nonetheless (I put even more photos on Facebook in case this isn't enough for you :) ).
Here's Coop and the girls trying to make it around to the front of the house. Got a bit deep I'd say with those snow drifts!
Dude had an even harder time following with his tiny legs and eventually decided crawling was easier. Seeing as he's light enough to mostly stay on top of the snow, he was definitely right.
And we invented a new game. Let's call it, Can-You-Stay-on-the-Snowpile-while-Mom-and-Dad-Pummel-You-With-Shovelfuls-of-Snow. Hilarious. And remarkably therapeutic :) Just kidding! You should have heard them taunting us and begging for more!
Even some of the kids' friends from up the street joined in the good times. It was quite the game! And after more than an hour of shoveling and throwing and very frequently knocking the giggly girls over, let's just say we're a little bit sore!
Dude got comfy and enjoyed himself eating the biggest hunk of snow he could lift in the meantime.
After mom and dad ran out of snow to shovel, much to all the kids' disappointment and to our great relief, they decided to build tunnels in our snow pile! Sadly they got bored of the project well before the two ends connected, but it was a valiant effort nonetheless.
And when Baby G woke up, I even let her come out! She'd sat at the window watching the kids longingly and then when I started to put her snowsuit on she actually applauded with excitement. So cute.
I loved how she crawled over and kept poking little bits of snow like "what's this?"
And the tunnel was just her size!
Although she was much more interested in eating the snow. Laying flat, face-first.
Oh look! More snow!
One of the big kids, just chillin' with my sisters!
Dude was also just the right size for their tunnel-turned-cave. He thought it was pretty sweet and as you can clearly see, we really enjoyed our snow day!
Oh also, I've finally caught up on our blog. I went back and added a bunch of posts from Easter and our South Dakota trip back in March, which was when they happened, so scroll down to see them if you'd like. There's some pretty fun stuff (7 posts or so) that I couldn't let go unrecorded!