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.
Monday, January 21, 2008
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.