Saturday, February 6, 2010

Because Everyone Needs an Igloo

So, the storm has come and gone and now we have almost a foot of snow. We have really been enjoying it! But, I don't think anyone enjoyed it as much as my boys did. They started making a snowman but decided it wasn't turning out as planned, so they came up with the idea of an igloo. OH, THE JOY! :)

When they were done, they called me out for a photo shoot. They usually don't like my picture taking... saying things like, "Mom, is this another picture for your BLOG?"... and then hiding. But they are my very favorite blog fodder! What do they expect? :)

I was so impressed with the igloo. They had to show me all around and demonstrate how to fit into it (rest assured that I had NO HOPE of fitting inside). :)

My favorite pic was of their feet.

They've since added a flag and peepholes. We've been teasing them that some deer is going to come along and sleep in it tonight to get out of the subzero temps. I have a feeling they'll be charging outside first thing in the morning to check the status of their igloo! :)


Daisy said...

HA HA HA! What cute pictures! I love it! Looks like they're having a blast. :D

Chris said...

They are bundling up right now to go out and build a second one! :) Our yard is going to look like a strange groundhog snow village! :)

Victoria said...

Love it... do they have enough energy and strength to help with shoveling? I measured over 2 ft of snow in our yard about 6 hours before it finally stopped and the measurement on the deck was 25" 2 (or 3) hours before it stopped... AND the wind BLOWS across the deck so that means that measurement was missing some inches! (man of house has bad back... leaving me to shovel... don't think the driveway will get cleared any time soon unless neighbor with whom I share it does it all... might get the snow off the car, though)

Chris said...

Hi Victoria!

I think they would shovel if their dad would ever relinquish the shovel! He finished our walks and then went to find others that needed help. He needed a LOT of Motrin last night!

I think with as much snow as you have that just getting your car out is a huge feat! Don't hurt yourself!!

I bet you got a lot of terrific photos! Can't wait to see them!! I took a few here that you might like. I'll be posting them soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

People I know are well aware of my blog, and want NOTHING to do with it!
I love this post Chris ... as kids we lived on a circle, and the plow made huge banks of snow in the front yard. The snow houses were so fun. Great memories.

PS ~ Yep, it is Monday in Malasia :-)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Hi Daisy!

( I think Chris blackmails the kids to be on the blog )

Ha haaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!


Chris said...

SPEEDY! You're ALIVE! :) Oh good. ;)

I have such fun memories of big snows growing up too. Tunneling through the drifts on the sides of our driveway was a favorite activity. I imagine it was rather like your plowed snow... only less of it! ;)

My cousins came from MN once to visit and thought we lived on a mountain. :) Not really, but we did have some AWESOME hills for sled riding down! That is one nice thing about moving back to this area. I love the hills!

HEY! Who wants nothing to do with your blog? Want me to go talk some sense into them? ;) They must be REALLY crazy, though, so maybe that's not such a good idea. ;)

And now everyone knows why my kids are always on my blog. MUST you tell all my secrets? :)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

for instance ....

If I posted a photo of a family member, they would prolly have a heart attack. People at work / friends see my camera out, and run for the hills!!

Chris said...

haha Well, I DO SEE THEIR POINT! You are a mad photo shopper! :) Funny, but still mad!! ;)

Daisy said...

Hi Speedy! HA HA HA! :D

Hi to you too, Chris! :)

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

Very impressive!