Friday, February 7, 2014

Snow Day 2014

My boys are rough. They fight and play fight and fight playingly. The are tough on everything. The are boys in every sense of the word. But get them out in the snow too long and oh baby they come crumbling down. Warner is probably the toughest so far. He loves to eat "snowballs" or any snow found anywhere, especially parking lots and the front driveway, where we spend the majority of our snow experience I guess. The boys love the idea of playing in the snow but oh my gosh when it takes 20 minutes to get them out there and I'm not sure if we even play that long it can be frustrating. I want them to stay warm so of course we put on gloves and hats and shirts and jackets and snowsuits and snow boots and warm socks etc. etc. etc. Yes it reminds me of that scene in A Christmas Story. I'm grumpy because I have to go out with them because who know when the last time the dog foo was cleaned out of the back yard and no one wants to accidentally step in something out there. But I put all of that aside and get my lazy behind up away from the coffee because something magical happens... Hopefully these pictures can show just an glimpse of how much the boys enjoyed themselves for those few minutes we were outside. Warner kept eating snow and stomping and falling and just having fun. Lincoln loved trying to walk on the snow covered rocks and brush it off of the cars and plow through it with his pusher car. Dylan was at school so I don't have him included in this magical moment but I'm sure he would have liked it.
Warner trying to get his snow legs. Those big boots had him falling all over the place but he didn't seem to mind. 

We tried to spray the snow blue with a little food coloring in a spray bottle. If we do it again I would use a lot more coloring in the water so it doesn't take so much time to get anything to show. Since it wasn't as cool as I was hoping, we just wrote Seahawks with the water instead. Lincoln tried to mush it before I could get a good picture, but that's what kids are for. 

Blue snow!

Look at those baby blues.

So excited to brush snow off the van door handles. 

Lincoln

Oh that dimple. 

I believe this was after I was pulling the boys around on the sled at the end of our court. Fun mom here was trying to go fast and Warner flew off and got a face full of snow... luckily no other neighbors were outside to witness the incident. 

The boys are always near each other but most of the time don't actually play together yet. 

Lincoln checking out the tire tracks in the snow.

Warner

Warner with cool picture effects.

A boy and his sled.

He loves pulling or hanging things off his arms. 

Too cute for words.

Yes, I learned to enjoy the things that seem like a crappy idea at first. 

1 comment:

  1. What a good idea using food coloring in the snow! I wish Simon could have a snow day with your boys. :-) Great photos!

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