Eleanore's First Snowman

Thursday, January 7, 2010

We tried to make a snowman with the snow that fell during the Christmas Eve blizzard, but something about the snow that fell in our yard, just wasn't working. The guy across the street made an entire family of snowman simultaneously while our snowman was nothing more than a pile of crumbled ice crystals that Eleanore had decided to stomp on. It was just too powdery. I don't know how he did it! And then later on, our neighbors made a family of snowmen as well. "Dangit, what are we doing wrong?!". After trying twice, we gave up. Why stand out here and freeze when we could go inside and have hot chocolate? Dang snowpeople.

Luckily, a few days later we got another dusting of snow. Only about 2 inches this time, and it melted within hours, but while it was still coming down and the ground was still coated, we went outside to try just one more time.


Success!!

We caught snowflakes on our tongues, "that one tasted like... cupcakes! What did your taste like?", we played, and left bunny hop trails until there wasn't a spec of white stuff left in the yard. I could only find one of my gloves, so I didn't do much in the way of helping, but I did my best at being the cheering section for Elie and Christopher.

After our snowman was completed, BBQ briquettes for eyes and the last flimsy carrot in the bag for a nose, I realized that this was Eleanore's very first snowman. Well, job well done little girl, hes marvelous!

7 comments:

AlyGatr January 7, 2010 at 6:36 AM  

That's a beauty of a snowman! We only got enough snow this year to make half a dozen Amelia hand sized snowballs...and they were very icy, so she'd bean me with them then march over and pick them up and do it over and over until they finally fell apart. She was very disappointed that we didn't have enough for snowmen.

Oh Mandie! January 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM  

That is one mighty fine snowman!!

soul_searching_mama January 7, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

Nice! :) Next time try building a snow fort - those were always kid favorites growing up in eastern WA! :)

The Shop Of Beth January 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

That is one very beautiful snowman. I should have thought of doing that with my kids.

She looks likes she;s having a lot of fun!

Lauren January 7, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

That's a great snowman!

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