We Built a Snow Tunnel


If I can be honest for a moment (not that I usually tell untruths around here)… I’m terrible at making snowmen. Like so bad I can’t do it.

I think as a kid I made a snowman once with my sister but I have no clue what we did. Nowadays, I try rolling a snowball to get it bigger and bigger but nothing really happens. So I end up just shoveling snow into a big pile and then start sculpting it. Lame I know.

What I am good at, though, is making snow tunnels!

This weekend’s visit from Nemo brought us probably about 12 inches of snow. It was pretty powdery, though, so not real good for making snowballs or anything for that matter. Thankfully, we have someone plow our driveway for us, which means there is a massive pile of snow at the end. The kids looked out the window and couldn’t put their snow pants on fast enough.

The snow at the end of the driveway was packed super tight thanks to the plow. That meant you could work with it! So Jason jumped to the other side of the mound and started digging, while I chipped away at the front. Eventually we met in the middle and a fully functional snow tunnel was born!

Jason relaxing

Jason relaxing in the tunnel after working hard.

Ryan and shovel

Ryan was ready with his trusty red shovel! Ready to play baseball that is.

We also walked to the end of our street where there’s a cul-de-sac, to see how big of a mound the plows left there. I was pretty disappointed. It wasn’t high at all. But it was a pretty massive snow island area, so we hung out and played on it for a bit with the kids before heading home.

Beached Whale

It’s true, the camera adds 10 pounds. During this photo shoot there were at least 3 cameras pointed at me.

Even the frigid snow island couldn't dampen Ryan and Allie's moods.

Even the frigid snow island couldn’t dampen Ryan and Allie’s moods.

Maybe next time, I’ll be more prepared. Time to go hit the library in search of a snowman-building book…

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8 Responses
  • Rosie
    December 28, 2015

    This looks like so much fun! I remember making an igloo – and loved it so much! We never felt the cold when we were little!

  • Rich Hicks
    February 14, 2013

    Looks like all were having so much fun. We never get enough snow to build a tunnel!

  • Carolyn K
    February 14, 2013

    I’m jealous of all your snow! I just moved away from Michigan for the first time to DC and we have no snow here. 🙁 Makes me sad.

  • Allyson Bossie
    February 14, 2013

    I can tell by the pics that the kids had a large time! Nothing is more fun than a great snow tunnel!
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  • cathy henatyszen
    February 13, 2013

    looks like the kids had a wonderful time… lots of snow can be so much fun

  • neal
    February 12, 2013

    Reminds me of an Arcade Fire song:

    And if the snow buries my,
    my neighbourhood.
    And if my parents are crying
    then I’ll dig a tunnel
    from my window to yours,
    yeah a tunnel from my window to yours.
    You climb out the chimney
    and meet me in the middle,
    the middle of the town.

    Except for the parents crying part. Y’all look happy enough.
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  • Billie
    February 11, 2013

    Jake has never been huge on playing in the snow. We’ve done a few snowmen in our day, but a snow tunnel sounds much more fun.

    • Andrew Kardon
      February 11, 2013

      Hey Billie! Yeah my kids are weird when it comes to going outside. They’re like vampires and prefer the indoors. 🙂 But once we get them out there, they dig it.

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