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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snow Much Fun!!!

Monday, January 26th we started getting sleet, freezing rain, etc. I was SO not looking forward to another ice storm like we have had the last 2 years. We just kept praying that the power would not go out! Tuesday, everybody stayed home from work and school. The nasty stuff was still coming down. Then Tuesday afternoon it started snowing... and actually accumulating! Wednesday James went ahead & went to work, but still no school, so the boys and I decided it was time to play! AJ had an absolute blast! Hunter on the other hand, was not quite as thrilled. He cried the whole time I was putting his snow pants on, he cried when I zipped up his coat, cried while I put his hat & gloves on... I kept telling him "Just bear with are going to have so much fun!" We got outside & he was only slightly impressed with the white stuff for a very few minutes. Then he started crying again, trying to take off his snow suit & gloves. He managed to get the gloves off, threw them in the snow, and then stuck his little bare hands in it, which only prompted louder, harder crying. He did NOT like it! So I took him back inside and stripped him down to dry clothes. He was fine until he realized AJ was still outside -- then he started crying and pointing out the door saying "outside! outside!" It is not easy to explain to a not-quite-two-year-old that you can't go outside and play in the snow with no coat.

Thursday (this time while Hunter was taking his nap) AJ and I went outside to build a snowman. I realized that I have never in my life build a traditional looking 3-balls-stacked-on-top-of-each-other type snowman. I was halfheartedly shoveling the driveway, throwing all the snow & ice in a pile, and AJ was forming into a snowmound that evolved into Mr. Snowy. Mr. Snowy has green food coloring for eyes, a chocolate chip nose (we didn't have any carrots) and red hots for a mouth. AJ wanted to put clothes on him, so we settled on gloves & a scarf. I learned 2 things about my son during this adventure. #1 - AJ likes making snow angels more than he likes making snow men. #2 - AJ likes throwing snowballs at Mommy even more than he likes making snow angels. He is such a boy...

1 comment:

Tara said...

Christopher had a snow mountain, he didn't want a snowman. Kids! Also, why is it that when there's a choice between getting mommy with the snow and getting daddy with the snow, it's ALWAYS mommy??
Looks like you guys had lots of fun, and that's what matters most!