12 February, 2010

Our East Texas Winter Wonderland

It started snowing yesterday morning right as D left for school. It snowed all day until about 1:30 and then it stopped. This was our accumulation from that snow:

When D got home from school, she gathered the snow from the top of the picnic table and made a little snowman named Chillie Willie. . .

Chillie Willie's eyes are chocolate chips, his nose is a bit of yellow bell pepper and his mouth is red bell pepper. He is about 8 inches tall.

THEN IT BEGAN TO SNOW AGAIN about 8:00 last night and it snowed all night until D came into our room this morning at 4:30 to tell us it snowed!!!! So we looked out the window and I sent her back to bed, but she never fell back asleep. So we were out and playing in it this morning about 6:45!!

We got about 5 1/2 inches. This is a HUGE snow for us. The last time we had anywhere near this much snow was New Year's Eve 2000/2001.

C didn't really love the snow first thing this morning, so Daddy took him on a ride in the wagon while sister worked on Chillie's Mama, Mrs. Willie!!

Here is D with our completed Mrs. Willie.

Mrs. Willie's close-up. Here she is decked out in her apron, snow hat and a friendly smile.

D decided to see how it would be to jump on her trampoline with it covered in snow. She didn't jump long.

C warmed up to the idea of the snow a bit more as the morning went along, but he still preferred to look at it from his window.


Debbie B said...

Wow! I love the snowmen. Great job D! Belle wasn't fond of the snow either until she took off her mittens and started eating it.
We got about twice as much as you I guess. I didn't measure it though, I should before it's all gone.

U.N. Mama said...

I just LOVE seeing these pictures- I love seeing people enjoy snow that don't get it often. It's a reminder of how much we Floridians once loved it :o)

Erin said...

hi there,
i was linked to your blog from the babycenter website. would you mind emailing me and telling me the mccall pattern number you used for your son's jon-jon romper? the link on the babycenter site is no longer active. thanks!