Sunday, February 5, 2012

snowy days

Winter seems to have started late this year, which is fine with me, but my boys still have a few things on their lists to do before all the snow is gone. The weather has been perfect to get outside this year almost everyday. I love when we can spend even 20 minutes out in the fresh air. Luckily, my kids will spend 2 hours out there on a nice day! I throw their winter gear soaking wet into the bath tub to hang dry at least 3 times a week and sometimes into the dryer because their gear isn't dry yet still the next time they want to go out! Signs of much snow fun :) And on the days when it's too cold to play in the white stuff...we just bring it inside of course!

 Mini snow men on a chilly winter day...

 Down the street there is a church parking lot that makes great snow hills for my boys... they march down the neighbors yards often to explore these things! I love our neighborhood and the fact that I can trust my kids down there playing with or without me and always just a head out the door views away.

 One beautiful Iowa winter afternoon Carson took an amazing 2 hour nap and the big boys and I created a whole family of snow people... Austin has been reading Snowballs, by Lois Ehlert, and has been waiting to make a family of snow people!

 Even Carson doesn't mind the outdoors on warm afternoons :)

Finished product...good job boys!
(notice the baby snowman on the sled... one neighbor asked if this was our three boys and one "on the way", no... just how the family of snow people turned out. Do not be fooled, no baby news here!!!)


Kris Hoskinson said...

hahaha awesome, that would be a fun way to announce:)

Becky Bartlett said...

Those are some great snowmen!! :)

Allison Mussig said...

I changed my route to church to drive by the snow family on a more regular basis. They make me smile every time I drive by! Nice work!!!