Now I’ve Got Something to Write About

Toto, I don’t think we’re in the South anymore.

blizzard-2009

A few hours after I posted that I was all out of things to write about, it started to snow.  It kept snowing for about eight hours.  I took this picture of our house at around 11:00 Sunday morning when the temperatures were well above freezing and the snow had been melting for several hours.  Earlier in the morning, you couldn’t see the driveway.  It was glorious.

Here’s the view from the back door.  The snow on top of the grill measured six inches.  I thought that was really something until I talked to my mother and she told me that the snow on her patio table measure a solid foot.

backyard-at-around-10

When we woke up Sunday morning, the wind was fierce.  I knew that Tater Tot would never keep his mittens on, so we waited until around noon before we headed outside to play.  By that time, a lot of the snow had melted, but there was still plenty left for all kinds of fun.

Like eating snow.  His Daddy encouraged that.

eating-snow

And “skating.”

skating

Before Daddy came outside, Tater Tot and I built a snowman.  Well, it was actually more like a snow-clump.  There was a small clump of snow with a smaller clump of snow on top of it.  Then we stuck a bunch of sticks all over it and called it a snowman.  I thought I took pictures of it, but I suppose my camera is smarter than the photographer and automatically deleted them.

Then Daddy, our resident artist, came out and started creating something.  Tater Tot soon got in on the action.

making-a-snow-something

By the time Tater Tot and Tater Daddy was finished, it was a Snow Bear.

snow-bear

I know.  Show off.

Next on the agenda was to build a snow dinosaur.  They got this far.

snow-dinosaur

Then Tater Tot tried to ride it and that was the end of the snow dinosaur.

We brought our toddler in, very much against his will, fed him a late lunch and put him down for a nap that he said he didn’t want or need.  Three hours later he woke up.

It’s now about 10:30 Monday morning, and the roads are clear, but the snow is still in the yards and on the rooftops.

So we’re off to play in it one more time.  

Here’s hoping for another three-hour nap.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kerstin
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 17:59:08

    Love the pictures! Brett encouraged me come outside and take pictures of him and Audrey playing but I just couldn’t pull myself off the couch. I was so warm and toasty drinking my hot cocoa. 🙂 I LOVE the bear. Very creative!

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  2. Lora Lynn
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 18:47:55

    I have a message for Tater Daddy: Pbthhhhh. Quit making the rest of us look bad with your fayn-cee snow bears.

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  3. thefarmerfiles
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 19:13:04

    Loved the snow bear! Is it just me or do you have a super duper long driveway to shovel?
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    Well, our house sits roughly 75-100 feet off the street, but we don’t bother to shovel the driveway. In the rare event that it snows, the hubs just works from home and we stay put. Memphians have no business driving on snow-covered streets!! 🙂

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  4. Kim H.
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 20:16:18

    A snowbear? Wow – you married an over-achiever!! I did too, but I’m sure that mine would have made a giant Texas A&M symbol out of the snow or something equally “eye roll worthy”…

    It sounds like another glorious day where memories will last a lifetime!

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  5. Naturally Caffeinated Family
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 21:32:56

    A snow clump haha! That was an impressive snow bear!!

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  6. Meg @ Spicy Magnolia
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 22:09:29

    Love the snow bear…that is so creative and cute! And yeah for a awesome nap time. 🙂 Your Tater Tot is a cutie-pa-tootie. So glad you had a good day playing in the snow. 🙂

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  7. Kelley
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 22:24:36

    I just thought everyone could use a little snow because we’re done with it up here in MN. : )
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    I will say it again. I don’t know how y’all do it day in and day out. After getting the little one wrapped up to play in the snow and playing outside in it for a couple of hours, I laid down with him and slept for THREE SOLID HOURS. I was exhausted. You must sleep like a rock at night.

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  8. JLI
    Mar 03, 2009 @ 10:31:38

    Wow! I think I like snow so much better when I’m not having to deal with it. Being that we have no kids yet, snow isn’t fun. It’s a pain in the rear! But I’m glad to see Tater Tot and Tater Daddy both had such a good time! And yeah..the bear? That’s impressive.

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  9. Mike
    Mar 03, 2009 @ 11:47:32

    First blog I read after wakeup from sleep today!

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    Are you tension? panic?

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