The first day when we got the ice, all of the trees and things looked like this...
A lot of people lost power, but we got away with just a few flickers throughout the evening.
Then the first snow fell so we layered up and went sledding at the horse farm. The bad news is our two new sleds broke within three runs. The good news is that the fragments of sled still worked pretty well. We tried a pool tube also, which worked great for a couple of runs before it too bit the dust. Maybe next time we'll invest in a little higher quality equipment. The older kids went exploring and found a little frozen pond, which they proceeded to stomp holes in, and naturally one of them ended up in water up to their knees. I won't name names, but that kid still stayed out to play a few more hours after that. Snow is fun.
I took a lame little photo with my phone (below), but it doesn't come EVEN CLOSE to displaying how beautiful the ice-covered trees looked in the sunlight. Diamonds. It literally looked like diamond-covered trees twinkling as far as we could see in every direction.
Coming soon...inside snow-day fun.