Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wintertime Walk

When we got home from preschool yesterday, it was positively warm outside - for Wisconsin in February, that is!  A balmy 41 degrees, with a windchill of 30.  So we put on our coats, and hats, and gloves, and snow boots (or cowgirl boots) and went for a walk.  You can see how excited the girls were to run around outside:

They clamored to go "the sneaky back way!" so that's what we did, even though we had to tromp through the snow.   At least we didn't have to worry about poison ivy....

 Walking sticks are very helpful for navigating the snow:

When we came out at the end of our dead-end street, Amelia scaled the "mountain" of snow:

Then they used their walking sticks to collapse the ice ledges that were formed by the melting ice.  Megan looks a little fierce!

And Amelia had to sit down because her "boots feel funny".  Turns out they were full of snow!

When I asked them what they liked the best about our walk, Amelia said seeing a bird's nest, and Megan said seeing deer poop.  She is definitely in the potty humor stage.

Today was back to normal, February weather-wise: a delightful 12 degrees, with a windchill of -16 degrees, and blowing snow in the morning.  Our just de-iced streets and sidewalks are now covered in a sheet of ice again.  Lovely.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had fun! I should have taken my kids outside but we were still in recovery phase!