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Families take time for fun in the snow

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With kids and parents at home, Thursday was the perfect excuse for some playful fighting... With kids and parents at home, Thursday was the perfect excuse for some playful fighting...
...and a chance to be creative. ...and a chance to be creative.
Time to hit the slopes! Time to hit the slopes!
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

If there's one thing you're never too old for, it's some fun time in the snow.

With several inches of the white stuff covering the Tennessee Valley, it wasn't hard to find families enjoying the snow in their front yards Thursday – the kids happy to be home from school, the adults happy to be home from work.

"We get to build snowmen and we get to have snowball fights, which is my very favorite," said eight-year-old Chase Hennessey.

It may well have been the very favorite of everyone; there was an all-out snowball fight at this Huntsville home when we showed up.

"Seeing them with huge smiles on their faces and the occasional snowball down the shirt… it's really a fantastic time and it's refreshing," said resident Dan Thompson.

In between rounds of snowy ammo, the boys worked on building a snowman. "First we had to make big piles of snow… then we had to put them all next to each other. Then we had to smush them together," described six-year-old Martin Serafin.

It was one of many well-constructed Frostys on display in neighborhood yards. There is no doubt people go creative thanks to so much snow on the ground. From little snowmen, to well-dressed snowmen, to entire snow-families – we saw it all!

Meanwhile, a pair of sisters were busy in their own yard, building an igloo.

When we arrived, 12-year-old Lily and seven-year-old Ruby were nowhere near completion, but had been building for several hours. It was a very tedious process; the girls used a plastic container to make perfectly-shaped cubes.

They hope to make the igloo big enough for both to fit inside. "I was really looking forward to the snow because I always love playing in it. It's really fun and I love building stuff and having snowball fights," said Lily.

At yet another family's yard, the hill on their property made for the perfect sledding course. They spent some time tubing down the slope. The kids also built a snowman and had a snowball fight.

With several inches of the white stuff falling here in the Tennessee Valley, this was the most snow the area has seen in a while. But it was pretty exciting for the kids, and flying down the hill made it even more fun.

"I like to crash and when I was sledding with Kathryn back there, we made a little ramp and as soon as I hit it, I fell off," said nine-year-old Zachary.

"I was really excited," said Kathryn. "We stayed up really late last night and the power went out and we got to see all the lights. It was really cool."

Back at Chase and Martin's house, they finished building their snowmen, but we wanted to know what happened with the ‘heated' snowball fight – who won?

"It's still going on!"

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