Winter Wonderland

I woke up this morning, stretched and groaned as I eyed the clock, realizing that I had slept a full half hour longer than intended and we’d have to rush to get the kids off to school. I quickly roused them from the depths of their slumber and beckoned them to get dressed. I brushing my teeth when one of them came charging back, full throttle into the bathroom, colliding with my legs and nearly jamming the electric toothbrush half way down my throat.

“It snowed!”

“Huh?” I mumbled around my foaming mouth, slightly bewildered, because though it has definitely been cold enough, I didn’t think it was in the forecast to snow.

“It snowed!” she squealed again and tore back off down the hall. Expecting the usual light dusting that we get overnight from time to time I walked out to the family room and looked out the glass door. To my amazement and joy, this is what I saw (and it was still snowing!):


After a long search we managed to find enough snow stuff that with a ton of layers they were ready to go.


Then Jacob emerged on the scene, not quite sure what to think of this white fluffy stuff, and the fact that he was bundled and stuffed with clothes so tight he could barely move.



“What is this stuff?”


He looks so small in all that snow. πŸ™‚


Then Paul dug the tobagan out of the shed and we pulled the kids around the yard.





I finally took the camera in, because I didn’t want it to get too wet. We decided to go on a snow walk, and with kids on tobagan in tow, we headed down the deserted street, whooping all the way. We wound up at our friends’ house, just a blog behind us. They had their four wheeler out and we hooked the tobagan on it and prodeeded to give everybody rides. All the kids loved it. It has been a grand adventure (made even more fun by the fact that Daddy couldn’t go in to work today). The kids are now begging my attention as they get ready to head back outside to build a snowman…


Filed under Children, Dot, Em, Every Day Life, Family, Jacob, Lizy

14 responses to “Winter Wonderland

  1. I am so jealous!!! I love winter weather, and I’ve been seriousl

  2. Sorry — a little brown-eyed monster slammed the keyboard and posted before I was finished!!! I was saying that I have been very disappointed in our unseasonable warm weather in KY, so I would really like to get some of that snow! It looks like you guys really enjoyed it today πŸ™‚

  3. So glad you got some snow to have fun in! We got some yesterday, with schools closing at 11am due to a forecast of freezing rain (yuck!). The snow stuck around and we actually got a bit more today … enough for the kids to go outside after school and play in (yay for me :)!) so I could have a bit of peace while Dominic napped. Enjoy your snow!

  4. Great shots!!! Little ones and fresh white snow definitely go together!

  5. cara

    i’m believing less and less in the global warming business. oklahoma is hidden under ice, you guys are swamped with snow, and here in warm, sunny arizona- i’ve seen ice puddles the last 4 days in a row.

    i wish i had a toboggan. and the kiddies are too cute. but global warming is dead to me. heh.

  6. sigh sigh sigh

    That’s what I thought when I saw the pictures on flickr. That’s what I thought when I read your blog. Falling snow is magical, and can cure a great many ills.

  7. It always makes me laugh to think about how if that much snow fell in Utah or Idaho, they would have just sent us out to school in a warmer coat πŸ˜‰

  8. Wow… that is beautiful…
    but just looking at those pics made me cold!!
    Great pictures… how fun!

  9. That looks beautiful! Like Krystal said, us Kentuckians have had unseasonable weather and I miss the snow! They have forcasted snow for us this weekend so, we’ll see!

  10. I saw these photos on Flickr and enjoyed them. Well, enjoyed how much looking out your patio doors looks almost exactly the same as looking out our patio doors…

    Our snow is covered with a layer of ice that protects and preserves it. And means I spent over 10 minutes just cleaning off the car when I finally couldn’t put off grocery shopping any longer.

    sigh sigh sigh
    (but for the opposite reason as Proud Mum)

  11. I also enjoyed your pictures on Flickr. So fun. I almost miss the snow. Almost.

    Jacob is the cutest of the bunch though. “I can’t put my arms down!!” “You can put your arms down when you get to school.”

    (I think that’s how the lines went. It’s been a while, especially since Ches hates that movie!)

  12. Ooo that looks like so much fun! Poor Jacob looks like he would get stuck if he fell over because of all that clothing he has on.

  13. Those are great photos/memories for you! It certainly looks like you’re enjoying your new camera. It takes beautiful pictures with lots of detail. Good choice!

  14. It appears you’ve been getting snowfalls like we have been getting lately!

    The entire city shut down for TWO days on my birthday! 21 inches of snow. The whole state didn’t know what to do!

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