Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day: A Sleigh Ride (Southern Style), Snowball Fight, and Snow People

Like most of the southern states, we got snow beginning Sunday evening continuing off and on throughout Monday!  That's always exciting around here because we just don't get that much snow and when we do, everything closes down (even homeschoolers get a snow day).  :)    We ended up with about 4 1/2 inches on the ground. 

More unbelievable was that my brother (in Alabama) got 9 inches!  That's just unheard of for them!

Of course, we had to go out and play in it.  Jason had an office day here at home, so he went out to play with us. 

Oh and please don't laugh (too hard) at our snow attire......we just start layering with whatever will work.....as in what will fit over what.  Every year I say I'll invest in nice snow suits (especially for the kids), but then a snow day slips in again and I haven't gotten them.  And mind you, they would only get to use in once or twice a year anyway.  So, we just start layering with pjs, wind suits, thermals....whatever we have handy.  Little Luke was so bundled up and stiff he sort of waddled along.  He had on footie pjs, windpants and hoodie an over that, and pj pants over that, topped with his ski jacket and 2 different toboggans along with the hood from the hoodie.  :)  Joy was layered just as much. 

Now for our southern style sleigh ride.  If you're expecting a horse drawn sleigh, sorry to disappoint you!  :)  Our sleigh ride was a concrete mixing pan pulled by a 4-wheeler.  :)

Joy and Luke were tucked all nice and snug under a blanket.  

Dad was the driving our "sleigh" and mom was the photographer (turned around backwards on the 4-wheeler snapping photos and video).

And I caught Joy a little worried (note the expression) that they were about to tumble over into the ditch at this point.  Of course, dad knew what he was doing.  Luke was calm and collected....oh how trusting he was.  I guess he just felt safe all tucked under his jie jie's arm.   :) 

When we got back, the kids got into the messy wet part of snow ball throwing and making snow people.

The snow wasn't a real good sticky-make-a-good-snowman-type-of-snow.  But Joy and Luke made mini "snow people".



Colt had been hibernating under the covers in his room (also off from work) until we came back.  Then he joined in the snowball fight and went for a 4-wheeler ride with Jason.

Here's a little snowball action near my mom and dad's house:  You can hear what a hearty laugh Luke has.  He was thoroughly enjoying this part!  :)  And notice when he falls down, how hard it is for him to get up because he has so many clothes on....making him stiff and waddly.  

And of course, I had to take a few scenery photos.  It was so pretty in the wooded area near our home!

Mama and daddy's house next door:

Afterwards, we came home, washed a ton of clothes, and settled in for a marathon of movies in mom and dad's room snuggled up together on the bed.

Today it was back to work for Jason and Colt, back to school for Joy, and back to our normal routines, but the snow still looks so pretty outside!

How about you.....did you get snow......and if so, did you celebrate or hibernate?  :)


Sheila said...

Your snow looks so pretty-I love a fresh fallen snow, so pure and untouched! It looks like everyone was having fun and atleast you didn't have to cope with the frigid temps we've been having along with all the snow we still have. It's been anywhere from -8 to 19 degrees for over a week now!
Enjoyed seeing all the pics! What memories you all will have.


oh the kids look so " stuffed".
Had Luke ever seen snow before..
they looked like having fun.


Laurie from Amish Country said...

I loved watching your snow videos. Looked like a lot of fun on the 4 wheeler. We are getting snow now as I type in south central Pennsylvania. Most likely around 3 inches til it is all said and done.

A Primitive Homestead said...

You have a beautiful home. What a sleigh ride. Creative idea the concrete pan. A perfect fit for the kids. Looks like they had tons of fun. We are getting some snow here. I just like to look out the homestead windows to enjoy it. Blessings!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love the snow photos..and I love what they wore too..thats a country kid for you..and they look cute and toasty too..it did snow tonight (tuesday) about 3 inches...I took some photos will share them tomorrow..that "sleigh" ride sounds like fun.;) thanks for sharing;)

Annie said...

It looked beautiful!! I love the southern sleigh ride and Luke's laugh just started my day off right!!!! LOL!! We only got freezing rain and sleet:( The kids were very disappointed but they did get Monday off:)

LynnMarie said...

Loved the southern sleigh ride, so cute. Glad you are all safe and enjoying the day.

•♦•The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

❄❄OH WHAT FUN!!! :)❄❄

Shelley said...

So nice to see Joy and Luke having a good time in the snow Great photos of them and those snowy trees. I would've liked that sleigh ride too - lol! We've been getting dumped w/ snow here....I think it's officially winter!
Hugs to you!

cottageprims said...

Nothing like a snow day! The kids look like they had a blast.We got about 4 inches last night I'm snuggling in and enjoying some crafting and movies today.Warm Blessings!~Amy

~Leslie Lemke~ said...

AAHH Snow...its so pretty till you have to drive out in it..We live in Nebraska and got 15 inchs from Sunday into Monday...crazy! It looks like your kids had a ball in the snow, that makes great memories!
Stay warm..

Wendi said...

Yeah for snow days! We have about 6 inches on the ground and more is falling. No official snow day or delays for us. Since I haven't been feeling well it has become cozy time inside. Enjoy your snow!

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

AAww what fun!! The kids looked and sound delighted. I love your version of a sleigh ride!! Those lower snowfalls are so pretty too! We are in the midst of a blizzard- 12 inches and adding up quickly.

I tried to get pics but the wet snow blowing sideways made it impossible! LOL

Have a great day! HUGS!

Hollie said...

I enjoyed this entry sooooooooo much Tammy! It was such a delight to watch the videos....especially the kids having a snowball fight! Little Luke's laugh just made my day!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Never So Simple said...

Hi Tammy,

Just a dusting here followed by ice. Nothing major or worth playing in. I loved your pictures. I'm glad you enjoyed the snow I am ready for Spring. I will try to email you soon.


SANDI said...

That looks like so much fun!!!
Love your house.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

We've been getting snow every day since Sunday. It's snowing right now!

We enjoyed it the first day, but I think I'm just ready for SPRING now!

Our roads are really icy so we've been trapped inside all week - but boy is my house clean!

Glad ya'll enjoyed playing!

Carmen C. said...

WOW Tammy, you DID get some snow!! I love your sleigh, it's the finest I've seen in awhile, LOL!!! We have about a foot and a half, I get so tired of it around this time of year, hope your all staying warm down there:)

Patty Sumner said...

What a wonderful blessing! I am so glad you were able to enjoy the snow with the kido's. I rmember growing up we wear whatever we could find outside in the snow. Sweet memories.......we also were pulled as we road an old car hood. Great fun! Blessings! You need to save that snow pic of the house for next Christmas.....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, those little videos were fun to watch. We were laughing at the same places you were :-) Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Love Luke's laugh :-)

Tanya said...

I loveddddddddd all of those pics and videos. That was so fun to share in. I felt like I was right there. Isn't it amazing how peaceful it sounds when there is a beautiful snow. What wonderful memories your family made that day! You really did get a good snow! We had a good one too.
And the sleigh ride looks so fun...we used to get out the "wheeler" too and hook up whatever we could find as well. HA! The kids loved it.
Hoping you are staying nice and warm. I think I heard Florida was the only state that had not had any snow. Even Hawaii!!! Good grief!
Talk to you soon,

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I had a good time, and so did Luke, I think. :) The snow was so pretty!

Joy :)

Sandy said...

Looks like everyone had fun! Lots of memories being made for sure :) I think you guys have more snow then us. Normally we are so burried by this point but we don't have much at all. Enjoy it before it melts.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy M. said...

That's how we were dressed, in whatever we could find, lol! Unless I can find snow wear at a thrift store I don't think I would bother buying them since they won't last long cause the kids grow so fast. I love your sleigh! Very fun and fast!

Tina said...

Looks like a blast!! Trying to catch up on your blog!! Luke looks like he is blending in beautifully!!