This is just a time they were all playing super nicely together. Success! For that moment.A pic I snapped on my way downstairs, when I looked out the window and saw my five-year olds perched over the very sharp and very spiky fence. It's about 6 feet tall, the fence, but that's nothing when the snow drifts are mini mountains. The snow cave palace thing is under the big section of snow there in the front. And yes, Z was out there supervising. Apparently they were NOT planning on accidentally impaling themselves, so that set my mind at ease.
The drifts do make good little slides. Our street is there on the left. I mean, the street part we drive on. It's a little less snowy now, but it's still got a good layer of compacted snow/ice on it. There are super deep ruts, and it's kinda dicey to drive on. Fun stuff.
The last day or two the temperature drifted above freezing, and I said to the kids, "oh, it's kinda warm!" as we got into the car. And I MEANT it. Crazy, I know.