Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Chicago First Snow Surprise!

 We were surprised the other day with an accurate weather forecast! The folks in the know stated that the western suburbs could expect up to 10 inches of snow while Chicago and other burbs, only miles away would barely get a bit more than a dusting. Friday eve the flakes were big and wet and Saturday morn we had several inches of wet heavy snow - perfect for a gianormous snowman. So I and the girls set to it and created Frosty Junior ( as named by the girls). Then the temp dropped and the snow kept coming dropping another 6 inches or so of a more powder type. Unfortunately it was still leaf season so I had 16 bags of leafs I had to store in the garage and another layer on the grass. Fortunately (or unfortunately) the snow melted and I had to rake up another gaggle of leaf bags.

Ada pretending to be a geography scholar - serious scholar pose.

Fun scholar pose!

Beginning of the snow storm.

After a few years snow free, the girls were fired up and ready - I think Emmerson is actually in her jammies .... 

Big ole giant flakes - piled up real fast.

Ada definitely in her jams - Alicia was not home ... downtown for the weekend at a work event. When its daddy and the girls they tend to push the limits with pajama time. 

Overnight the temp dropped considerably and the snow kept coming. The girls finally gave up their pajamas for some proper snow attire. They spent most of the day playing. It was actually a really pretty snow as the heavy wet snow stuck to everything and then the lighter powder snow stuck to the wet snow. All the trees were layered in frosting like snow - which I am sure gave all the homeowners a bit of a fright for downed branches ... 

Full on into it - girls by the end of the day. Love this one!

Frosty Junior - about 6 more inches piled on to FJ before the snow stopped. Notice all the leaves ... 

Frosty a few days later - heated up real good. 

And I had to rake up all the leaves I thought I could leave for the winter/spring to digest. 

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