Well, it snowed.
We had over ten inches of snow here in Kansas City last Thursday. This is a city that usually gets 18 inches of snow over the entire winter season, generally in 2-4 inch bursts. It was a pretty big deal.
The snow hit a bit later than originally predicted- the bulk came in around 9 a.m. We tried to go out and get to work, but with not much success. People were spun out all over the roads, especially on the hills, and the plows (of which there are not many) couldn't keep up with the 2-3 inches an hour that fell. We experienced thundersnow (!). All in all, it was a lot of fun. The universities cancelled classes on Thursday and Friday, and Joe was able to telecommute (not that he could have actually made it to work...). With some free time, the munchkin and I built a snow fort, a snow man, and some slide hills in the yard. The snow wasn't great for packing, but we made it work. We drank too much hot chocolate. We watched movies after playing outside for hours. It was fantastic.
We also took advantage of the weather to sled Suicide Hill at Brookside Park. This is the greatest sledding hill- it's a classic neighborhood with a grade that goes from easy (where we were) to super steep (other side). In the photo you can see our crazy day-glow orange sled, the Brookside neighborhood, and even the Plaza and downtown off in the distance. Needless to say, it is a popular destination!
Racing down the hill....
Boots drying at the end of many fun snow days.