I thought it would be fun for them to have a big snowball fight so Jeff and I instructed them on how to build a snow brick wall for each team.
And of course, if you are making snowballs, you get to throw some.
As they were building, there was a sudden ambush from the direction of the garage. Fire was quickly returned in a volley of snowballs from the kids.
Let's give mom a cheesy smile.
Molly launches a test shot.
Their wall was coming along nicely.
Not to be outdone, the other team continues to build.
Jake...hard at work on his snowball arsenal.
Kate brings shovel loads of snow to help make bricks.
I'm pretty sure that Jake licked every.single.snowball he made. The girls were so disgusted.
Is it me, or does this look like a wall of toilet paper rolls?
Nice pile, Jake! The snow was so sticky I think he could have built this straight up for quite a ways. However...he kept getting distracted...
"Ready or not...."
"Ready, schmeddy. Show us what you can do."
Pelting the opposition...
Which is quickly answered...
Alas...there is a breach in the wall! Jordan shores it up as fast as he can.
Chloe was a formidable foe. Notice the pink saucer full of snowballs behind her wall.
I wish I could say that they had a marvelous time but I think that boys are better than girls at having snowball fights. Girls take them a bit too personally and there were eventually hurt feelings and tears.
It was a good way to get exercise this afternoon. Next time they can build a fort instead!