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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tunneling Fun

A Snowy, above zero weekend had taken our son and his ' Threesome' outdoors for some fun. When Andy was a boy, he, his brothers and cousins dug at least one snow fort every winter.
This year, there is the least amount of snow to work with for our northern WI county, but it has not halted tradition.
Andy and his three sons dug in from one side to the other of what was pushed with the plow. Already, there is a request to Papa ( Grandpa ), for more snow to be piled on top so they can dig higher, making for easier travel through the tunnel.
There is digging with shovels, and digging with hands,
kicking the snow loose with feet, and pulling more out with arms and hands and snow tools.
No matter how it's done, sooner or later, the tunnel gets dug.
Because of the cold noses, fingers, and ' toes-es,'
The digging ended after just 15 minutes.
We already know the first place the kids will want to go next weekend~
It will be to finish the fort. Papa promised to add more snow.
The weatherman promised warmer weather, and Grandma promised more hot cocoa with peppermint sticks.
It's been s-now much fun!!!

On with another chore.
I had squash that still needed something done with them so, after cleaning out the cavities and filling with butter and brown sugar, I baked them off in the oven this morning.
The house smells like pumpkin pie, so that will be next, only Squash Pies.

You all have a wonderful day.
BlessYourHeart

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so cute! i remember doing that as a kid. LOVE the top photo! great!

imac said...

Oh - what fun,,, love the 1st pic going down in size lol.

Cher' Shots said...

Oh the memories of the MEGA snow tunnels we used to dig! They had wings with separate rooms. Great pics!
'love & hugs from afar'

jack69 said...

I adore the first picture, steps! The fun in the snow and tradition is great. YOu guys love and show the family unity so well. Gret t make famiLY traditions and MEMORIES!
tHE Squash looks and sounds delicious.

Love from down here where we have no snow.

Jean said...

You making me hungry girl the baked Squash looks so goood. I love the pictures of the fun in the snow the kids look so happy. Take care. Jean

Jill said...

Such a great tradition to carry on1

That squash looks wonderful! I can almost taste the pie now. Mmmmm!

Paula said...

Snow tunnel, what fun. We would be hard pressed to find enough snow for a tunnel even if it snowed. lol

Muffy's Marks said...

Those grandboys are having a ball. I expect our grands this weekend, I'm sure I'll be doing the same. There is no snow in Kaukauna, so they will be out all day; makes for quiet nights. heheh

Muffy's Marks said...

Those grandboys are having a ball. I expect our grands this weekend, I'm sure I'll be doing the same. There is no snow in Kaukauna, so they will be out all day; makes for quiet nights. heheh

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Good to see families out enjoying the winter. The squash looks great. I love to how they are lined up according to height.

Sunny said...

The pictures with the boys and the snow tunnels bring back such memories. My kids were always out playing in the snow, no WII games and texting for them. Good job on your son!

Lucy said...

Joe won't eat squash. I don't want squash real often but yours looks delicious.

Fred Alton said...

Oh what wonderful fun ... and I was thinking ... those boys will remember what Dad and Granpa did for years to come. I was 7 or 8 when we had 18" of snow in middle Tennesse (unusual for us) and Daddy helped us three boys make an "Igloo"! WONDERFUL times.