Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snow, hot chocolate and a Christmas Tree.

We woke up Friday morning with a nice layer of snow on the ground. I was glad, it's a nice change of pace. Crazy, I know, but I am total Midwesterner, for the fact that I actually like having all four seasons...winter being one of them. However, the length of winter and the pounds of snow that dump on us in this little corner of Southwest Michigan....I don't like so much. I do love watching Jack get giddy with excitement at the sight of snow and the chance to use his blue shovel!

Getting ready to go out. What a process, especially when we have to use the potty!

Using his beloved blue shovel to clean off the deck!

 Look at those boots!

That's right, those are his rain boots. Bad momma, I am. His feet have grown over 3 sizes since last winter. I wasn't prepared!

 Jack could truly shovel for a good hour or two! 
Another great way to get out all that energy!

Rosey cheeks, chocolate mustache, big grin...wonder why?

The best part about playing outside in the snow!
Coming inside to hot chocolate with marshmallows! 

My brothers and I were forced to played outside all the time in the winter. There would be 6-7 foot drifts at the end of our driveway in which we would make immaculate snow forts/tunnels and have snowball fights. We would walk to the park pulling our sleds behind us. There was a steep hill at the park that we would sled down over and over until our fingers and toes started to become numb. Only to make the trek back home. And what I remember the most is when we came in with our rosy cheeks and tingling fingers and toes, my mom always had hot chocolate waiting for us! What great memories!

Owen woke up from his nap to join the party.

See the bruise under Owen's left eye. He took a digger in the bathtub and hit his eye on the ledge of the tub. I thought for sure he was going to have a big shiner. 
Poor guy :(

Christmas Tree Hunt

Can we really already be on the hunt for a Christmas Tree?
Feels like we were just Here!

Friday night we went to a cute tree farm out in the middle of no where for the "experience" of getting our Christmas Tree. Why pay $25 for a tree when you can pay $40 to take a tractor ride out to the field to cut it down yourself?! I know, I know..."the experience"!


Do you see those dark hairs popping out of my hat? 
New (dark) hair for the new year!! HA...that's for you Sara! 

 That's the one!




Jack's Snow Angel


The Christmas Tree is up and decorated! Jack was able to help with that this cute. But, while Jack puts up the ornaments, Owen follows him and tries to take them down...kinda cute!

1 comment:

Anne Wallisch said...

What do you mean "forced" you and your brothers to play outside in the loved to go up to the park to go sledding!
Your reward..........Hot cocoa & popcorn when you go home -:)