Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First Big Snow this Winter

I kept wondering if we were going to get a decent amount of snow to take the kids out to play this year. I made sure that both kids had snow boots and snow pants this year, so I didn't want their brand new snow gear to go unused! Last year we had at least 3 or 4 snow storms by this time and nothing this year...until this last Friday we woke up to this....
So after getting a couple more inches throughout Friday, we headed out Saturday morning to play in the snow when the temperature hit a whopping 17 degrees! The kiddos didn't want to wait any longer!

Notice Morgan's snow pants and boots are blue....yeah I'm cheap-I'm hoping Blake can wear them after her ;-)

Trying out their new German sled in the snow. It glides SO nice! We just need to put a string on it, so we can pull the kiddos around.

Rich pulling Morgan around in the snow on one of their old plastic sleds. I wish you could see the smile on Morgan's face...

Oh! There it is! ;-)

Morgan trying with all her might to pull Blake in his sled.

Rich took over, but didn't make it very far before Blake tipped over and got a face full of snow. No fun!

All better now! I nice flat snowy area where Blake won't tip over :-)

Starting to really enjoy being outside. This was actually his first time really being able to play in snow.

Rich and Bear rolled around in the snow a bit and we ended up with a 'Snow Bear'!

Morgan's first snow angel! Didn't she do a nice job!? Now if I could have just been able to see through the camera in the bright snow to get a good picture!

Blake with a little smirk.

And finally, Rich taught the kiddos about eating snow.

Morgan wasn't too impressed, though, and spit it out! LOL!

All that snow fun lasted about 20 minutes...I was froze and wanted to come back in and the kids didn't even protest too much. Now, I'm hoping for a warmer day, so we can stay out a bit longer and maybe make a snowman! :-)


Alexia said...

The boys want to play in the snow so bad, but I haven't had the money to get boots and snowpants yet....not that I'm bummed about it, I'm not a huge fan of playing in the snow LOL

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ahhh how fun! That is a great amount of snow to play in! I so noticed the blue pants and remembered us talking about that before. LOL love it, one nice thing about having 2 boys, but poor Caden get's nothing new ... LOL Oh well life :)

Love their faces and Bear's face!!

Wendy said...

Awesome pics! Looks like everyone had a blast. I love playing in the snow with the kids.

Thanks for stopping by my blog recently and letting me know about the brewery's in Frankenmuth!

Cascia Talbert said...

The snow looks beautiful. I bet they had a great time playing outside. Winter can be fun too.

Nancy M. said...

I don't blame you for passing down snow pants like that, I would too!

It looks like y'all had a lot of fun in that short amount of time! Beautiful snow pics!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

Wow, where to start?! =)
Looks like tons of fun! They are so adorable! LOL at your dog! Too funny!
The kids look adorable in their snow outfits, and I'd have done the same thing as you did... Morgan looks fine in blue pants! Girls can wear blue too!
Hoping it will be a bit warmer for you guys too! Share more pictures if you make a snowman! =)

Marissa said...

What a beautiful winter wonderland! Your kids' smiles are so cute :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That looks like so much fun. I remember snowsuits in Chicago when my kids were little. (I also remember being divorced, two kids in snowsuits, two different day cares and getting to work each morning!!!!)

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