Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow in Arkansas?!?!

We are working on day 3 of being "snowed in". On day one we really enjoyed watching the snow fall. It was fun for the kids to watch it fall and anticipate how much we would actually get since mostly they have just seen a light dusting on the ground. We woke up Monday morning and got our snow gear on and went outside to make a snow man. Emily decided very quickly that she did not like to be cold, so I brought her in and got her down for a nap. After she was down, I brought the baby monitor back out and we worked on finishing up the snowman. We ended up with one small snowman. It was the size of Shelby. She decorated it up to look like her. Then we had a "Mommy" snowman. It was a little taller than the real mommy - me! Lastly we were going to make a "Daddy" snowman, but he toppled down as he was being stacked. Since he was the last snowman, we were too tired to bother with reassembling him. So, he stayed toppled on the ground. The snow continued to come down in what looked like hand fulls at times. I'd never seen so much snow fall at once.  We ended up with 8.5".  I've lived in central Arkansas most of my life and we just don't get that kind of snow here. It was fun to watch fall and nice to play with the kids, but I gotta tell ya, I'm ready to say bye-bye to the snow!

On Tuesday, the fun really began as hubby rigged up a sled for the kids to pull behind the four wheeler. He used a wheelbarrow. This was a brilliant idea. It was just big enough for them to fit in comfortably and they had no troubles hanging on or staying in. We rode at our house for a while and then decided to go out to my in-law's house who have a larger (tree-less) front yard. We were joined by more kids there, five to be exact along with six more adults. A good time was had by all and memories were made that I don't think will soon be forgotten. Once the sledding "track" was packed down, it became very slick and was way more fun for the kids. The make shift sled would slip and slide with barely a tug from the four wheeler. I am not sure who had more fun, the adults or the children!  It was the most fun we've ever had with snow, I can promise you that.  I have uploaded quite a few pictures to Facebook, for those of you who are friends with me there.  I have also put some video on YouTube.  This is my husband being pulled by his brother.  Brien had just pulled his brother, you see and made sure to pull him fast enough to make him fall out so it was time for some brotherly revenge! Enjoy the video while I work on a collage of the sledding fun to post later on.

8 comments, add yours here:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh how fun! that photo of the kids in the thingy is adorable!!!

smiles, bee

Linda said...

Snow is so much better when you can enjoy it like you've been doing. I only enjoy seeing it go away these days!

BLOGitse said...

I don't miss the snow but for kids it's great to play outside! Much better than tv or games... :)


Sandee said...

I wouldn't want to live in snow country. Too confining for me. Small doses is all I can tolerate so I understand your wanting it to go away.

I loved the video. He took a pretty good fall there. How fun.

Have a terrific day and stay warm. Big hug. :)

Patois said...

With this post, I have learned with all certainty that you and yours are exactly as I envisioned. Man, do I love you and yours!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Bee: It was fun in the "thingy"!!

Linda: I agree with you! It was fun for one day. Now I want it to go BYE BYE!!!

BLOGsite: You're right. But, it's only fun for a bit.

Sandee: Small doses indeed!

Patios: Thanks, I think?! We love you and yours as well!!!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Travis said...

Looks like the kids had a great time!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.