Monday, October 13, 2008

What to do with a snow day?

I was just about to download my photos when I noticed this....

this is what I dressed Owen in last weekend as we were doing yardwork
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and this is what he was dressed in yesterday!
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AHHHH! Just one of the joys of living in Wyoming. The only thing you can predict about the weather is that it WILL be unpredictable.

We decided to make good use of a snowy Saturday. I watched out the window all night as the beautiful flakes fell to the ground, and I had visions of the enormous snowman that Emma and I would make. So, yesterday morning, I got us both dressed in our snow gear and out the door we went. We began to pack the first snowball, and I realized it was not the packable kind of snow. So, I went and got a bucket of water, and together Emma and I made the most of it and made a pretty good...although small and rather odd shaped...snowman:).

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Emma, of course, is highly concerned about the snowman having to sleep outside. Oh, how will I deal with the tears that will surely fall after Mr. Snowman melts. We'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Next, every Wyoming girl needs to learn how to eat a "Wyoming popsicle"
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Mmmmm...mmmmm...Good!

Then, we headed to the backyard to play on the swingset. Emma was in awe of what she saw
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But, we brushed them off, and broke off the icicles, and she had a great time anyway!
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To finish off the outside play time, we journeyed to the slide, and what did we find??
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Em thought it was a BLAST to slide down into the snow:).

One last shot before we headed inside.
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Owen came inside during most of the fun...to hang out with Dad
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We had so much fun! We came in the house and had hot chocolate and marshmellows (yum), then we ventured back outside to scoop up some of that clean white stuff to make some YUMMY snow ice cream!

Emma really wants it to snow every day. I, however like it on occassion. We truly do enjoy it when it comes.

2 comments:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Im not quite ready for snow, but you sure made it look like fun!
I am originally from Ft.Collins, Co so it should be in my blood, but Im liking this 70 degree stuff too much!
I love the picture of both kids and the snowman behind them...So cute!

Cindy said...

Beautiful pictures! I love those warm outfits like the one Owen has...too bad they don't make them for bigger kids (at least I haven't found any).

We lived in Wheatland, WY during 1st-3rd grades for me, and I have great memories of the winter blizzards. Nothing like that where we're living now!

I especially love the pictures of Emma. She is so photogenic, and you are talented to capture her so well.