Friday, March 06, 2009

Snow Fun!

Ella saw her first real snow this week, and we had a great time experiencing it with her. I tried to wait for Brandon to wake up naturally, but got too excited and had to become his alarm clock. Too bad, since it was an unexpected day off for him and one of his only opportunities to sleep in a little in weeks! But we needed to take advantage of all the fresh snow!

We quickly realized that we didn't have proper snow clothing for Ella, so she looked a little like a ragamuffin with all mismatched items, but we finally got her dressed enough that we thought she'd stay warm for a while.

Brandon's first order of business was to teach Ella how to make a snowball and throw it at Mommy. Here you can see the progression of his snowball throwing clinic.

The example:

The proper packing of a snowball:

The windup:

The release:

And yes, she hit me right on the belly (it's a nice, BIG target).

We also used a cookie sheet to go down a small hill in the back yard. She only liked that once. And...before we knew it, 10 minutes had come and gone in the glorious white stuff, and Ella was ready to go back inside, get in a warm bubble bath, and have some of mama's slow-cooked grits.


Anonymous said...

Oh, you made me want to eat grits RIGHT NOW! Glad y'all enjoyed the snow.

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