Hubby Proved Me Wrong

I didn’t think he’d really be able to do this.  I should have known that telling him I didn’t think he’d be able to do it would be challenge enough that he wouldn’t give up until he’d succeeded.  And succeed he did, even I have to admit it.

The other day Hubby got the idea in his head he’d try to build a snow cave with the kids.  Yesterday, he piled up a huge mountain of snow on the front grass.  The kids spent a while sledding down the hill yesterday and again today, helping daddy compact the snow.  And today he started digging in.

Here’s E-boy in the start of the cave:

At this point I said, “yeah, we made a cave big enough to fit a toddler”.  Hubby was undeterred.  E-boy looks on as daddy continues.

Now, the cave is big enough for Hubby to squeeze in, and he convinces me to help move the snow out of the entrance.

All three kids now fit into the snow cave.  Neighbors start wandering over to see what we’re up to, and passing cars slow to watch to action.

Finally done, the whole family inside the snow cave.  I recruited a neighbor to take this picture.  (Thanks!)

Inside, the snow cave is actually quite cozy.  There is plenty of light coming in through the door, and through a couple little vents in the roof.  The walls are about 10 inches thick.  It’s surprisingly roomy inside, with plenty of room to sit or lay down and to turn around.  Wiggling through the door is a bit tight for an adult, but totally doable.  So, yes Hubby, you’re right.  Having a snow cave on the front lawn is pretty cool.

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6 Responses to “Hubby Proved Me Wrong”


  1. 1 Kathya December 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    This is so great!!!!
    Your husband is very creative and your kids are just so beautiful.
    You all seem to like the cave. 🙂
    Beautiful family!

  2. 2 Janis December 26, 2008 at 7:27 am

    What a cute Christmas memory! My uptight nature makes me a little nervous about the whole thing but I still think it’s too cool. Yep, hubby should get an atta-boy award for this one!

  3. 3 muralimanohar December 28, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Heck, yeah, having a snow cave on the front lawn is cool! That rocks! lol

  4. 4 Krista December 28, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, I am impressed that he built that considering how light the snow is around here! Fun though!

  5. 5 Stacy T January 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    We did this one year when we had huge drifts when I was a kid!! It was SOO SOO fun. We built tunnels through the drifts.. Ahh memories! LOL

    What a great pic of you all!

  6. 6 Joan J January 11, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Wow – this brought back some great memories from my childhood in New Hampshire. Tell hubby to get the garden hose down and soak the cave with a good spray of water (if the temps are below 32). It’ll freeze up solid and stay longer 🙂 Ahhhhh… I wonder if my grandson would go make a snow cave with me….


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