Playing in the snow 2

March 4, 2007 at 1:13 am 24 comments

Is it already spring or summer where you are right now?  Well, we’re still deep in snow here in Winnipeg.  We have enjoyed temperatures of minus three to minus five this past week, although we’ve been dumped with about ten more cm of snow. 

Here are my youngest son and my nephews and nieces playing in our backyard.

They made a huge hole in the middle of the backyard.  They say that it’s a planetarium.


This is a church, says my eight-year old niece.


That’s my ten-year old nephew on top of a snow pile in our driveway.  Do you see how high that snow is?


These are my nephews tobogganing (sledding) on that same snow pile.


I took these last three pictures last month just before we had that  three-week cold spell.  They’re always digging holes and tunnels.  They said that they were making Pokemon centres. Kids and their imagination, huh?



One of them could actually fit inside this hole.


Related post: Playing in the snow 1


Entry filed under: Winnipeg, Winter, Winterpeg.

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24 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Swipe  |  March 4, 2007 at 1:34 am

    You actually have your own private hill where you can sled? wow! that IS A LOT OF SNOW!

    Btw, can I link you?

  • 2. ann  |  March 4, 2007 at 3:54 am

    Here in our place, malapit na mag summer. We had sandstorm last friday, it means goodbye good weather.

    You really have a very long snowy winter.

  • 3. Rach  |  March 4, 2007 at 9:27 am

    It’s summer here already. Amazing how our climate can be such a contrast.

    All that snow must be really fun for the kids. Nice photos! Glad they took advantage of the snow and had an exciting day.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • 4. Christianne  |  March 4, 2007 at 9:50 am

    Catherine, seems like all the snow’s there in Canada… here in Scandinavia spring is slowly creeping in. The temp all weekend has been 1-2 degrees C and it’s expected to rise next week! Yay!

  • 5. ipanema  |  March 4, 2007 at 10:43 am

    That long huh? But the children are enjoying it. 🙂

  • 6. pining  |  March 4, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Looks like they were having fun… future snow sculptors, eh 🙂

  • 7. vic  |  March 4, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    We’re quite lucky here compared with the northeast states, but a few days ago we have the worst snow storm with high wind and freezing rain followed by rain and the water got frozen back to ice. And lucky with all the falling branches, trees and hydro falls not a single casualty except the normal traffic collisions which happens every major storm. It’s good to have a suffecient time for warnings to prepare eveyone.

    nice pixs of snow, we don’t have that high pile yet, most melt down by few hours of rain two days ago and now back to normal.

  • 8. eric aka senor enrique  |  March 4, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    We’re beginning to start feeling the hot days of summer up ahead, Irene! I’ve a feeling it’s going to be a long and dreary one, though — climate changes, perhaps?

    Glad to know the kids are enjoying wintertime where you’re at 🙂

  • 9. tutubi  |  March 4, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    malamig ba snow talaga? hehe
    want to experience what it’s like to be in winter

    but not here! 🙂

  • 10. Sidney  |  March 4, 2007 at 7:47 pm

    Wow! That is indeed a lot of snow!
    But I prefer to play on the beach ! 😉

  • 11. verns  |  March 4, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    wow! looks like the little ones had a blast! 🙂 they built something like an igloo 🙂

  • 12. Ms Fair Face  |  March 5, 2007 at 12:18 am

    that’s quite a huge pile of snow but it seems like the kids are having loads of fun!

  • 13. rhodora  |  March 5, 2007 at 1:09 am

    Kids are really creative. Weren’t we too, during our time? I wonder, if you ever got to play “kawa-kawali” before! Haha! I’d rather not talk here about how we did it, but if you know what I’m talking about.. well.. I’m sure you would be smiling too as you read this.. 🙂

  • 14. JO  |  March 5, 2007 at 1:12 am

    i hope that winter is finally over for us… we will be experiencing double digit postive temp this week.. yey! snow is now melting.

  • 15. Toe  |  March 5, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Now, THAT is what childhood dreams are made of. 🙂 How do you pronounce toboggan and tobogganing again Niceheart? 🙂 You told me before but I couldn’t remember.

  • 16. sexy mom  |  March 5, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    they’re literally frolicking in snow! i was thinking, what if the good Lord would allow a switch – you’ll have a sunny march in canada, and we have a snowy march in philippines (or maybe snowy may–election time). it will be great i guess!!! it’s only a dream–and dreams are free!

  • 17. zeroimpact  |  March 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    I want to play in the snow
    I’m day dreaming now sinking myself in the snow

  • 18. Belle  |  March 6, 2007 at 12:37 am

    my kids always have a blast frolicking in the snow. they like to throw snow balls at each other.

    is the snow melting now in your area?

  • 19. Gypsy  |  March 6, 2007 at 3:16 am

    You guys actually enjoyed minus three temp? Wow. I went up to Baguio when it was (only)16 degrees and I couldn’t stand it…Brrrr…

  • 20. bw  |  March 6, 2007 at 5:17 am

    we only had snow here starting 2nd week of Jan but it was pretty intense lately 😦 Can’t wait for snow to leave 🙂

  • 21. Cai  |  March 6, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Playing in the snow is fun. But I’d prefer to play in the sand, at a beach 🙂

  • 22. niceheart  |  March 6, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Thank you for the comments everyone. This is just a quick response.

    Yes, swipe, you can link me. 🙂

    Rhodora, never heard of kawa-kawali. But I remember playing pretend cooking where we would use different kind of leaves. 🙂

    Toe, hay naku. I can never really say toboggan right. I was just asking Ryland last night how to say it right. I get it just after he says it, but I quickly forget. And now Ryan was laughing at me again when I said toboggan. It sounds like this: toh-BOH-gen.

    Sexy mom, I like your dream. 🙂

    Belle, we’ve been having a crazy weather here. Warm-cold-warm-cold. It started melting last week, then we’ve had minus 30 yesterday and it will go up to plus three, I think, towards the end of the week.

  • 23. Walking home from school « Journey to Honeyville  |  March 7, 2007 at 12:01 am

    […] (mine, 3 and hers 7) would switch houses and play with each other.  And as you’ve seen in my previous post, they’d play in our backyard, which we also […]

  • 24. kathy  |  March 8, 2007 at 7:24 am

    Yes, it’s spring here already! We already have ume (plum) blossoms in full bloom. Spring in Japan has arrived earlier than usual. Lucky for us, hehe. 🙂


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