Monday, January 21, 2008

Snow day!

My three little lovelies have never had snow, so when the weather man said we may get a couple of inches, they took to the windows waiting (not so patiently). We were supposed to have snow when we woke up, but there wasn't the first flake. Rae and Jake came over and spent the night and we were hoping to get snowed in!Soon we started to see SNOW! REAL SNOW! They were so excited, it was like a dream to them.
Ben soon joined in their little snow vigil. The flakes were really tiny, but they were there!
As soon as it started to stick to the ground, they were off.............
they hit the front porch for some hot chocolate on their first ever snow day!
This little guy is what we call an Alabama Snow Man. Bless his heart. OK and while we are blessin hearts, lets go on and bless my poor children's hearts because they are wearing plastic baggies on their hands ........(said in an embarrassed whisper) and feet............ Look, we can't help it! It's like we have hillbilly in our DNA! There is nothing to be done! In my defense, there are two good reasons why my children are wearing freezer bags: one, we never get snow so we don't have snow clothes; two, we have wet snow not that pretty powdery stuff all the lucky people get, as soon as it hits your hand you are soaking wet. One more confession: the bags on their feet are really...... Walmart sacks. Uhhh oh here comes the word vomit! Ben pulled our children around the yard on one of those tarps......a..a..nd if it had snowed enough we would have rode down the hill on a car hood, like we did when I was a kid......and rednecks are really fun people to be around! They had to come in about every hour to warm up and dry off (and get fresh baggies). See that little bassinet on the left? That is our sweet Lily and Iris taking a nap. Yes...... we still had power, but we wanted to cook on the wood burning heater, and pretend we were snowed in with no other way to cook. Chicken noodle soup, and boy was it good. We decided rain jackets may work better, they worked OK. They made one more snow man before the snow melted. And in true Timothy fashion, he stomped it as soon as the picture was taken. Had to be done.
It was about three hours of fun before the snow melted away. We were so thankful for our little snow day. Maybe I will get the kids some gloves now. LOL! I might just stick to my hillbilly ways and buy some more baggies. At Walmart. So we can get the foot sacks for free! LOL! Now that's a deal!
One more confession: LOL! This is like a talk show, "Confessions of a Hillbilly". OK back to my confession. We call all plastic bags Walmart sacks- doesn't matter where it's from. Here's an example: I'm changing a poopie and I holler, "I neeeed a Walmart sack!" One of the kids will always come running with a plastic bag for me to tie the poopie up in. Who needs one of those "uppity" diaper genies when you have Walmart sacks? Now that's recyclin.

11 comments:

Molly said...

Oh, can you hear me laughing all the way from here?! I LOVE it! That will be my girls at the window next winter when we are in the States...only Lili remembers snow. And, there are rednecks north of the Mason-Dixon line, too! Growing up in IL we went sledding on car hoods and wore BREAD BAGS on our feet inside our boots...and we can't use the excuse that we never got enough snow to warrant buying water proof gloves and boots! Hee hee! Hey, when you live in the sticks, nobody can see it anyway...well, unless your mom posts it on her blog, that is! I'm proud of my redneck heritage...even a bit sad that my girls are missing out on all those fun times we had! :) Cute snowman, too.

RC said...

sledding on car hoods? really? that's cracking me up!

the hand baggies are pretty common with the wet snow- hate wet soppy gloves!

but still... sledding on car hoods? really?
ok, if you say so then Why Not?!

Molly said...

Ha ha, thanks for letting me know you added more. Isn't it just normal to throw out stinky diapers in those bags? That's what we do, too...except we don't have any Walmart here, so they have no wording on them. :) When I was telling my mom about your post and the car hood sledding I remembered another "hick" thing (that's what they say instead of redneck up north) we used to do. When I was too little to sled on the car hood with my brothers (Mom thought it was too dangerous for me...probably right! She had a friend get hurt badly that way so it made her nervous.) my dad used to pull me behind the tractor while I was sitting on the scoop part of a snow shovel with a rope tied to the handle to tow it! Who needs to spend $ on sleds?! Too funny...thanks for reminding me of all those fun memories with your post! :) Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's like we are freakish twins or something. heehee. We had snow here in California today, but then we have snow several times each winter here in the foothills. And I made soup, but it was navy bean with a ham bone, and I made pies too for good measure.

Now I must admit we have not, as of yet, slid down the hill on a car hood. We have one of those new fangled things called a sled, but I am sure a car hood is much more fun. But if you lick it, does your tongue get stuck? Hm.....

Oh, and our closest walmart is over an hour away, so we just wear boots. No fun, and not near as fashionable, but hey, that is us.

I am so glad your kiddos got to see snow. It really is magical.

Sivje

Lady_MSnow said...
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Lady_MSnow said...

I thought I posted yesterday...but I don't see it now. Anyway...As a teen we went sledding on car hoods and loved it. The hoods were so heavy that we had to use the tractor to pull it back up the hill. And the bags over hands and feet...I have been known to do that as well. :D

Bridget said...

That looks like fun! When I was about 11, we lived in South Carolina and we had a freak snowstorm. We had plastic bags on our feet and hands (with socks over our hands because we didn't have mittens!). We actually owned a snow shovel and everyone on the street borrowed it - it was only a couple of inches too!

Betsy said...

I live in Georgia, so I get everything you said in this post..and if saying "Walmart sacks" makes you a hillbilly, I guess I am one too! lol..Love this post..
Oh, today I learned that you should turn one sandwich bag inside out, put crisco all over it, and zip another one on top of it (does that make sense, like a ziploc sandwich?), it'll keep your hands from getting cold, b/c of the fat..It's like polar bears..or something..That would really be redneck..you might hafta wait a year or two until it snows again to try it..

Oliver Rain said...

I "heart" hillbillies. You have me totally cracking up, up here. We've got snow, but it is no longer fun. It's been hanging around annoying us since before Christmas and its COLD. I was just saying today as I chipped by shoes off the frozen mud room floor to put them on, that I'm absolutely ready for spring!

pixeegrl said...

That was the best story ever! I now have my morning coffee all over my screen. Thanks though, it brought back lots of memories! We didn't get snow but every few years in Texas where I grew up but boy when it did snow mom pulled out all the stops! Bread sacks, on our hands and feet. I'm still trying to figure out though why we saved 'em in the first place. LOL. oh well thanks for the memories!

Holly said...

found the link to your blog on SM! I totally do the walmart sack thing too. Must be a southern redneck thing,lol.