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The Thaw

February 17, 2011

Well, we know it won’t last. The refreeze will certainly occur, maybe tomorrow. But we just HAD to get out and about a little while we could do so comfortably.

Giddy: that is how the kids acted when I told them we were going in search of puddles for splashing. Along the way, we inspected the fjords and dams.

This puddle at the bend in our road definitely wins for deepest and murkiest. I had always thought their “Lake Bonnie Brae” sign alluded to the peaceful neighborhood, but I guess it is actually a jab at the standing water and poor drainage.

Even after 2 days of “warm” (above freezing) temperatures, there was still plenty of ice.

Lily liked picking up the biggest pieces she could. Peter preferred the risky business of sliding on it.

Amos really wasn’t licking this: he was simply preparing to smash it. Somewhere, he picked up the phrase “watch out below!” which he says with vigor, and I heard it about 692 times on this walk, as he threw the ice to shatter around our feet.

Of course, no neighborhood walk would be complete without a delicious destination. My suggestion of hot chocolate was vetoed for frozen custard.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2011 11:11 pm

    Wow. You’re a great mom! And those kids of yours are maybe the cutest little things I’ve ever seen.

  2. deborah permalink
    February 18, 2011 12:41 pm

    What a nice way to enjoy the thaw.

  3. joanna permalink
    February 18, 2011 10:55 pm

    we are not looking forward to tomorrow when it is supposed to be back in the 20’s. 😦 I would have chosen the custard also. What a fun way to spend the day.

  4. February 22, 2011 1:00 am

    Love it. We went on a similar tour of MM the other day (before the refreeze) with a dog on a leash and no custard at the end. 🙂 LOVE puddles!

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