Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Snow in October?


It all started with this...


which then turned into this...

and a blizzard of seeds ensued...

"Wheee! We are having some fun!" (and yes, there are two extra girls--friends from school)

"Hey mom, let me get a bunch of cotton on you!"

"This is a blast!"

All of that white stuff is from the cat tails.

Dancing in the seed pods

Ewww...they stick to everything

Click to enlarge if you want to see the 'snow' clinging to the pails

"Snowing" again

Throwing the 'snow' around

Let's try raking up the mess (to no avail)

It's still sitting out on our grass after two days, but the kids sure had a lot of fun! I much prefer this kind of white stuff to the real kind we will get in a few months.

16 comments:

trustandobey said...

That's amazing!!! I thought you were serious. I want to see a snowman made out of that stuff! Guess you will have cattails coming out of your ears this time next year with all of those seeds floating around!
Ho HO HO!
Lisa

Jean said...

You guys have too much fun!! We're coming over and bringing our crew!!

I am guessing you had to throw everyone in the bathtub after the "snowfall"?

Cindy said...

Hilarious!

Kim K. said...

How fun! Not sure I'd want to pick that out of clothes, but it sure makes some awesome pictures. Your kiddos seem to have the best time outside. Enjoy this wonderful fall weather! I don't even want to think about snow.

Ally said...

OMG! What FUN!!!! Even better that you caught it all on camera :) Great Capture, you will treasure this forever.

Hope all is well!

Angie said...

Phew! I about panicked when I saw the word SNOW! I love your kind of snow so much more!

Lori said...

What?? My entire childhood spent with cat-tails all around and I NEVER discovered that all that white fun was inside of them?? I feel so cheated.

Your kids look like they won the lottery!

SO funny!!

Kimberlie said...

Wow! So much fun! Sometimes as a mom you just have to decide that the childhood memories you make a worth the mess. At least I keep telling myself that. ;)

Lynsay said...

Love it! It actually looked like they were sledding there in one picture!

Dianne said...

What a hoot!

Kristin Ferguson said...

Don't tease me like that! I almost packed up the sleds for a road trip to MA!!! What a neat activity, though. Where did you get the pods? Fun, fun...you're the fun Mom! The only white stuff we throw around here is shredded up papers that need to be re-done in homeschool. ha ha

David and Janet Hurley said...

WOW!! I never would have believed it if you hadn't posted the pics!
Amazing how God created things so differently in different parts of our country===and the world. We do not get either kind of snow here....at least not much.

My2Blessings said...

LOVE this :) I have never seen so much cattail fluff in one place before! Amazing pictures and looks like a good time was had by all. I'm with you on prefering this kind of "snow" to the real thing that will be coming all too soon...

Lyn said...

Looks like tons of fun - but makes me want to sneeze!

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Hi! I'm new to your blog. Love the snow pics. That was too cute!

Lisa said...

That looks amazingly like snow but yes, a much better version!