The big snow storm that the whole town was talking about finally hit today...I think. It wasn't as huge as it was talked up to be, but maybe it isn't over yet. The best part was when it was snowing and all the sudden there was a HUGE clap of thunder that shook our walls. Soon after, we had a hail storm for about 5 minutes. It was coming down like pouring rain..it was amazing!!! I have never seen it hail in the middle of a snow storm. It was great!
Another great thing, is that we discovered that Colorado Springs is capable of producing packing snow. All we have seen so far is snow so dry that you can't do much with it. Not today! The snow is awesome! We had so much fun playing in it. Making a snowman was a breeze, we just rolled the snowballs around the yard and the snow stuck like glue. We had huge snowballs in no time! It rocked our socks.
I felt like a kid again while making the snowman and while watching the water rush by down the gutter. It reminded me of good ol' Idaho winters, where packing snow is almost always present, and massive snowmen can be seen everywhere. I even ate some snow, just for old times sake. Still tates the same.
The kids loved throwing small sticks into the "raging river" and watching them float down the road. Chamonix loved retrieving them and bringing them back.
Our awesome snowman....Jolly! The picture doesn't show the cool sagebrush hair or the stick arms, but they are there! I wanted to make a whole snow family, but Sam got cold, and didn't want to be outside anymore. Dang! Maybe next time.