The snow is gone and the weather is warm again. It is a great day to go exploring.
I am not sure what the temperature was this morning, but it was cold! I know that is is -8 right now with a wind chill of -17, but this morning was even colder.
Yesterday, we were supposed to beat the cold weather recorded for the city, but I forgot to check. I know with the wind chill it was supposed to get to -51, but I do not know the actual temperature for the day.
Make a batch of cookies. Brew a pot of tea. Write a love note. Claim you have a good book to read. Give kisses. Disappear so Momma can enjoy her book too.
Even though the eclipse tonight was around midnight, I stayed up to watch it. Megan had asked to see it when I told her about it, so I woke her up. Mark, Andrea and Adrian bundled up to come outside too for a few minutes.
Even though it was a very late night and very cold out, I was thankful that the sky was so clear and we were able to see it.
Tonight was a perfect evening to show our ice candles off. If I can find more candles, we hope to do more tomorrow night.
Because of the lack of snow this year we have not been sledding often. Not knowing if we would get more snow this year, we took the kids sledding on a weekend. We do not usually go in the middle of the day either, but we wanted to try. There were a few people on the hills, so we played for awhile.
After sledding for awhile, we enjoyed a walk in the woods. It was a great family afternoon.
It is has been warm this winter. While the bubbles are starting to freeze, it is not quite cold enough yet.
We received about an inch of snow in the last 24 hours. It has not snowed since mid Nov and it does not look like we will be getting much this year. When Megan asked if we could please go sledding, I said, “no promises, but let’s go to the park!”
The hills did not look promising, but there was enough snow for us to play outside for about an hour. (Andrea and Audrey played a little, and then went on a walk. They said they could hear Adrian and Megan the whole time!)
Sorry for anyone who tried to sled after us…
Adrian and Megan created this picture of Allan and me enjoying a snowy day.