School’s Out for Snow Days

As soon as the kids were up, they were begging to go outside.  They had no idea how cold it really was, so I made them wait until nearly noon, when it was 27 degrees instead of 25.

It was Rerun’s first time seeing what all this white stuff was.  When it flurried on Sunday, I did take him outside to see it, but since nothing accumulated at that point, there wasn’t a good moment for a picture.  And I didn’t have my camera on me.

The first thing I made the kids do once they went outdoors is pose for the camera.

I let them off the hook with one picture, because Ane and Tad were dying to play, and I knew Rerun wouldn’t hold still for multiple pictures.  Plus, all he has are little tennis shoes, and I didn’t want him getting his feet cold and wet.  So I snapped a picture of me holding him.

Ane promptly went to work sweeping all the snow off the rails of the deck.  We think we ended up with between 3 and 4 inches of very frozen, powdery snow.

I was having fun with the “snow” setting on my camera.

Tad has figured out how to put on fingered gloves without too much trouble… but as soon as they got all snowy and frozen, he wanted them off.  I had to run inside for another pair of gloves for him.  Thankfully, I bought them at Target, where they came 2 pairs for a dollar.

Ane then commandeered the sled… and attempted to take her brother around the yard.

Rerun, in the meantime, was watching his siblings, cuddling with Mommy…

… and trying to figure out why this white stuff was so cold and wet.

He isn’t a big fan of snow right now.  It’s okay.  He’s only 8 and a half months old.

The Webmaster decided to take the kids for a spin.

They had a blast, and were singing “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” at the top of their lungs.  Ane started it.  I have no idea why, unless she thinks it’s what you should sing during fast rides, thanks to that Disneyland Fun DVD.

The Webmaster was getting worn out, so I gave Rerun to him…

… and watched Ane pull Tad again.  Tad was doing his Han Solo in carbonite impression, apparently.

I finally took a turn pulling, but insisted on pulling them on the sled one at a time.

Finally, Rerun had gotten too cold, Tad had gotten too wet, and it was time to come in, change clothes, thaw out, eat lunch, and watch some Empire Strikes Back.  I had Hoth on the brain.  I wonder why?

And after a busy hour of playing outside in the snowy cold, somebody needed a long and cozy nap.

It was a fun hour.  But it is SO cold, I’m glad we only stayed out there that long.  And school is out today, as well.  Guess who wasn’t pleased to hear that.

And baby Ringo has arrived – all 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and 19 inches of him!  If it wasn’t for these freezing temperatures and snowy, icy roads, I would have been to the hospital already!  He was born at the same hospital that I was.  I’m sure that next to him, Rerun will seem like a giant.  And yet, he was tiny once, too.  How quickly 8 months have gone!

3 Responses to “School’s Out for Snow Days”

  1. linda
    November 24th, 2010 07:29

    Happy Thanksgiving to All of you!
    Your snow’bunnies’ are so cute!
    Happy to see everyone smiling!
    love and hugs

  2. Aunt Mary
    November 28th, 2010 16:40

    I love snow pictures. This one is so good of all of them. Very cute kids. 🙂

  3. Aunt Mary
    November 28th, 2010 16:42

    I was referring to the first picture. Hadn’t seen the rest of them. They are all good!