Friday, March 30, 2007

A Record-Setting Year

Well, it's official! We are on record as having the most recorded annual snowfall (since 1949) this year: 222 1/2 inches since October. And it was still snowing today!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Church sledding/snow shoveling party

While the moms and kids sledded and played on the huge mountains of snow in our church parking lot, the dads shoveled off the church roof, the trailer roof and our shed roof.

Jessica and a friend from church half buried by all the snow!

He's ready for the Olympics!

A massive "ice saber!" Here a young friend from church shows off a huge icicle he found.

You can see someone (maybe Phil?) waving from atop the church trailer where the men where shoveling the 2+ feet of snow off the roof.

Here's a view looking toward our house.

Ready, set, sled!

Phil ready to jump off the trailer...


Buried in snow!

Heading home after a long day shoveling and sledding. It's a big deal to have a picture of T walking in boots in the snow. It's something we've been working very hard on so that mom doesn't have to carry him to church or drag the sled across to church in the muddy slush. Now he can walk by himself! I just have to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't decide to up and sit down at some point - usually when I say, "It's time to go home!" He's also discovered the joys of stomping in slushy, muddy puddles.

Shots of snow and ice from around town:

Friday, March 16, 2007

Only in Petersburg

Wednesday on TRADIO, our buy-sell-trade-tell people about it bi-weekly radio show, I heard an interesting call. Someone called in to the show to let everyone else know that, despite the fact that we still have about 2 feet of snow on the ground, they had captured and positively identified a mosquito on our adjoining island. Big news!


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Rockin' and rollin'

Here we were working on encouraging T to use the words and signs "stop," "go," and "more."

A physical therapy race

Here's T with his Petersburg physical therapist doing an obstacle course. The goal was to see if he would step up and over the white board without going down onto his hands. Once he got across the board she blew bubbles for him to stomp on.

Bedtime storytime

Here is a picture of part of our playgroup at storytime. The theme was bedtime stories so everyone was in their jammies!

More snow fun!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Priceless Masterpieces

Two pieces of art made in playgroup and Sunday school by TKS.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Love the clean floor, Mom!

Just after I finished mopping the floor one morning, I looked around to see T happily laying on the floor...thankful that it was finally clean!?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Top this!

The final measurement as of last week was 42 inches in 4 days! To date, we've received 179.2 inches of snow from Oct. 2006-March 2007. For the same time period last year, Petersburg only received 75.7 inches of snow.
And it's still snowing...just today (3/12/07) we got around 4 more inches!

This is a tiny little tree that somehow balanced this absolutely staggering load of snow for days and days. It actually never broke apart and fell off, but melted layer by layer (until new snow started falling in the last few days!).

Compare these photos with the ones we took in 24 hours we have accumulated the most snow we've ever seen in Petersburg. And it's still snowing (as of 3/2/007)!