Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Snowy Week

If there is one thing we southerners know how to do, it is appreciate a snow day.  I know it is harder for people in colder climates to appreciate the snow when they get so much of it and spend the majority of winter trying to dig their way out of it in bitterly cold temperatures.  We are thankful that we get just enough snow occasionally to enjoy playing in it and then usually get some warmer temperatures within just a day or two that melt it all away.  This snow actually gave us several days of pleasure before it melted away.  Since our areas don't invest in heavier snow equipment to scrape away all the snow from major and secondary roads and since most of us are not that capable of driving in snow and ice conditions without the advantages of snow tires, snow does usually mean that our towns "shut down" for a day or so during these little blizzards.  We are lucky to have a four wheel drive vehicle and can usually get out if we need to though.  Our neighborhood roads and surrounding area roads were pretty snow and slush covered this time after we got about 8 or 9 inches of snow this time with three days in a row of snow falling.  We just enjoyed the little snow break that let us have a couple of nice slow days at home with our kids.  We managed to accomplish some things on our very important snow agenda list, including building a snow man, making snow cream, and even a little sledding!

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This snow just looked so "magical" while falling.  I think there is something special about watching snow fall during the day.  As I kid, I can remember and appreciate the magic of waking up in the morning to a snow covered ground from snow that fell during the night, but as an adult, I really appreciate snow falling in the daylight so I can watch it.

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We took a little walk through the neighborhood while the snow was falling.  Brody made up a new song called "Dancing in the No."

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Yes, there is a road under there.

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And another one there.

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Evan playing hide and seek in the snow.

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The snow was falling pretty heavy at this time.

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Brody says this is the real disadvantage of having long eyelashes...snowflakes keep getting stuck to them!

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My sweet boys loving the snow...or "no" as Brody calls it.

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I could have seriously enjoyed waking to this view out of my bedroom window for many more days.

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Snow even made our backyard look pretty.

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The little dwarf Japanese maple tree looked pretty covered in snow.

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Evan and Brody saying hello from up in their playhouse.

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I didn't have a lot of help building our snowman.

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Evan was too busy enjoying sliding in the snow.

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And they both enjoyed making snow angels and rolling around in the snow.

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Two down, one to go.

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The boys come over to inspect my work.

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Brody just decided to sit down in the snow beside his headless snowman.

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While Evan was rolling all over the yard.

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Putting on the head and finishing touches.

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Brody decided to add some "snow tumors."  Haha!

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I just love the way the trees look covered in snow.

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Our family with our snowman.  We discovered a few years ago that Mr. Potato head parts make excellent snowman faces.

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We love our snowman!  Ooops, we actually never named him before he fell over later in the day!


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And then we tried a silly family picture, but as you can see, only Mommy and Daddy made silly faces.

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That's a little better, Evan and Brody.

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Yep, we are crazy!

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More snow falling on our little snowman friend.

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And since Valentine's Day was that week, we had to show a little PDA.

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Sweethearts in the snow.

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Evan's next door neighbor friend, Zachary, came over to invite him to play and sled.

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Zachary used his sled to do a little snowboarding.  I think he has been watching the winter Olympics a lot.

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Evan trying out the sled.

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Zachary, future Olympic gold medalist snowboarder

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Daddy giving the boys a push down the hill.

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There they go!  Poor Brody had to endure the sled rope being held right over his eyes.

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We put Brody in the safer middle position for all three boys to ride together.

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Zachary was nice enough to pull Brody back up the hill.

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Zachary took his dad, Mr. Eddie, for a ride.

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And Brody and Mommy enjoyed riding together.

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Wheeeee!

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Sled racing!

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I can actually say I would enjoy a few more opportunities to do this.

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We all had a blast!

And thankfully this week has given us some nice warmer temperatures in the 60's and 70's!  Spring is on the way, folks!

(Side note:  Apparently, I am just not meant to get blog posts written these days.  I had this post almost completed this morning when I thought we could enjoy a quiet morning at home while Eddie was gone to do a little program for work helping the city sell tree seedlings.  The boys were doing a good job playing together and were in my room with me when suddenly Brody started crying, and when I looked over at him, his little face was bleeding terribly from a cut on his cheek.  His brother had blood on his hands from trying to help him up where he had fallen against the side of my bed and our nightstand.  Evan had been playing with Brody with his silky blanket and had been tugging on it, but when he suddenly let go of the blanket, Brody had fallen.  Sigh.  After cleaning up the bleeding, it was apparent that he may need stitches.  I called Eddie and prepared to take the kids to urgent care.  Luckily, we found several Children's Urgent Cares in our area with very little wait times.  The cut was able to be glued together without stitches, and we are home resting now.  Brody doesn't seem to be bothered much by the little cut.)

5 comments:

  1. Carolina winters sound much like OK winters. We get to enjoy the snow when it comes. And I so agree about the day time snow...there is just something so peaceful about watching the snow fall. I love all of your pictures. Your little family is just way too cute. Looks like ya'll had some very enjoyable snow days!

    I'm so glad that Brody is okay. =) That sounds scary.

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  2. I love the snow pictures. I hope Brody is all better soon. I fell off the bed when I was little and landed on a big sea shell. Thankfully I didn't need stitches either. : )

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  3. We enjoyed the snow too! I'm glad it's gone though. Bring on Spring!!!

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  4. Oh dear -- I hope Brody is still doing okay. Poor guy.

    And I love to see your excitement about the snow. We get that for about a month and then it just becomes a royal pain! HA!

    I'm glad to see you made the most of your snow days :)

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  5. Awe, I'm so glad you got a few good snow days in there. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful.

    I'm sorry it had to end with Brody's injury. Poor baby. Spencer had the bridge of his nose glued back together when he was 3. He had stitches on his lip when he was 2. We're going to have a plastic surgeon fix both scars next year. Hopefully Brody heals better.

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