Friday, January 22, 2016
Triangle Sticks and Icing
This morning, while most of us were slowly and groggily laying in bed and trying to force ourselves to get up ;), Abbi announced that it was snowing! We knew that we were expecting some winter mix today, but had heard that it might be ice, so I wasn't counting on it being any fun. It was coming down in soft, fluffy flakes, though, and continued to do so until late afternoon! Somebody said something about it not being ice pellets, and I don't know how it happened, but Tori asked Emmi if she knew what ice pellets were. Emmi responded that, no she didn't. Abbi piped up, "I do!"
"What are they?", Tori asked.
"They're those triangle things. But they kind of look like sticks, too."
Cue the cricket noises. ;)
Abbi, trying to explain herself: "You know, they hang on the house?...". Ohhhh... Icicles, not ice pellets :)!
So, we started the day off in style with some homemade donuts, and then we got ready to go outside. This can take... way longer than you would ever imagine. But we finally made it out ;). Peter and Josiah lasted about ten minutes, haha! Daddy took his camera down to the lake to get some shots, and Bethi and Andrew and I took the chance to join him :).
It was so pretty down there! The lake was frozen over, and there were a couple of herons walking around on it, it was neat :). The snow was so pretty... I love walking in fresh snow! It always makes me a little sad to mar it, but it's so peaceful and beautiful and cozy feeling :). It was snowing hard enough that you could only see the other side of the lake vaguely, and the white of the clouds, the snow coming down, and the snow on top of the covered dock at the lake were all the exact same color, and it almost looked as if the roof was missing a side.
It did eventually change from snow to ice. Thankfully it was after we got home and sat down with popcorn and hot chocolate to watch a movie :). Peter asked Mama, "Is it really icing out there?". When she replied that, yes, it was, he asked her "So we can eat it?!". Haha, not that kind of icing, Peter!