Sunday, December 30, 2012

Oh Snowy Day!

We woke up to this beautiful view out our back door.

So pretty!

Most of the kids were feeling well enough to play (or so they said), so I let everyone except Jordan go out in the snow.  He just wasn't well enough to get cold and wet today.
After church, it was time to play. They were so excited they could hardly wait!

Miraculously, we had enough snow pants and boots for everyone.  They didn't necessarily match but they worked.  Zoey's boots were a bit too big for her but it didn't hold her back.  At all.  I did make a Target run so that she can wear something that fits better tomorrow.  Bless her heart for not complaining!
I know....if I was a better prepared mommy, I would have rummaged around in the basement to inventory their boots prior to today.

When there aren't enough saucers and sleds for everyone, a summer surf board is better than nothing.


Jillian's mittens...she needs some waterproof ones.

Zoey:  Mom...can I take my leg off?
Me:  No.
Zoey:  But it already got stuck between two rocks and fell off.  And now there is a lot of snow stuck to the ankle part. {She had put it back on at this point.}
Me:  Oh, poor Zoey!  But you have to keep it on because you can't hop all over the yard in deep snow.

Sledding should always be followed by mugs of hot chocolate.

I had quite a line up of mugs to fill.

And yeah.... I put that first one there on purpose when I framed the shot.

Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.  YUM!  
Poor Jordan was still coughing a lot but maybe tomorrow he can play in the snow.

Rosy cheeks, static-y hair, and a mug of hot chocolate.

"So, Jordan.  Tell me what you did when we were outside.  I really want to know."

The aftermath of wet snowpants, coats, boots, hats and mittens.

Ahhh....childhood moments of sledding, building forts and being willing to have your feet frozen off just for the fun of playing in the snow.
Good times.


Lori said...

Oooooh, I LOVE THIS!!

HILARIOUS about the leg thing.

And the mugs lined up, I LOVE that pic!


We have a big storm coming in tonight...hoping for a lot of snow, too!

Kim K. said...

Darling pics, Karin. What fun. My girls would love to join your kiddos. We desperately need more snow. The girls have been trying to sled on our 3 inches. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed New Year!

sara said...

I have to say, I was so glad that my kids were older this last week.....I saw so many young kids out playing in the snow but there was no way to warm the up inside!!!

Great pictures. Brought back a lot of memories from IN!!! Hope your whole family is feeling better now. did your parents stay well?

Sammy said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of laundry. I know mine just went sledding.