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Large Muscle Snow Fun

Well, It’s getting to that point in winter when my daycare children just want the snow to melt. They are tired of playing on tramped down snow in the backyard. The boys told me last week “I can’t wait for Mud Day!!” (Check out our Mud Day 2012) They have also started to eye up the puddles that are starting to form in the driveway (Check out Puddle Jumping last June). What the boys needed was a change in scenery! (Me as well!) 🙂 A couple weeks ago, we watched our friend (Clint Moffat, from Moffat & Sons Construction) clean out our driveway and dump the huge pile of snow in the front yard. What could be more fun that a HUGE pile of snow?!?!?! However, I had to think of the safety of the children, since the snow pile is right beside the road. Obviously it wouldn’t be safe to slide down the side facing the road. So, the children and I sat down and made the rule that we couldn’t climb on the side of the hill closest to the road.  Over the past week, we’ve had a grand time on the snow pile! We’ve jumped, climbed, slid, stomped, pulled ourselves using our arms, rolled…. the large muscle play just goes on and on and on……….

Who will get to the top first? (Notice one child in the background, trying to get out of the wasit deep snow, I just love the thought process, and large muscles that need to work to get out of that situation!)

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Climbing back up after sliding down….

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Even the 2 year olds can climb the big hill!

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Checking out the side that goes to the road, and deciding that yep! It’s too dangerous to slide that way!

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Thanks Clint for creating such an awesome snow hill for us to have fun on (and get our exercise on!)

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