Saturday, March 08, 2008

Final Snow Pics

Now that Blogger is working again, here are the rest of our snow pics from "Winter Storm 08".

After lunch we quickly made our snowman. The sun was out, the sky totally clear and the snow was melting FAST. In the time it took us to eat some soup our grass was really starting to show through. And our 4 layers from the morning weren't necessary, neither was a jacket. So, in order to build a snowman the caliber we wanted we had to "borrow" some extra snow from the elementary school across the street. Our wheelbarrow was very handy, but the bottom ball needed to rolled across the street. Unfortunately, it didn't all make it across the road and traffic ran over what we couldn't get!

Regardless, he turned out AWESOME! Taller than me (although that isn't saying much) and the accessories totally made it. The daffodils in my yard were already blooming, so we have him a bouquet and a neighbor brought by some little flowers off a tree blooming for his "lapel". Our snowman was the talk of the corner for the afternoon, we had all sorts of people pull over to look at it and talk to us! Too fun. Everyone around here loves a little snow. One neighbor pulled over and asked me if we had even gone inside yet because he had seen us outside at midnight the night before. =)

And Pippin - well, he's been the "fashion" dog of the East-side all day. This morning he was layered in a sweater, coat, and scarf. He hates his boots so I didn't make him wear those. But everyone loved his scarf.....I just took one our extra ones and wrapped it a few times and tied it LOOSELY around his neck.

We only made him wear his "Frosty the snowman" hat for a couple of pictures, and then our snowman got to wear it, which Pippin didn't mind AT ALL.

And here he is looking fashionable for the neighborhood this afternoon. While we built our mega-snowman he stretched out on the porch and enjoyed the warm afternoon and sunshine.

And now the snow is all gone. Crazy, the whole thing lasted less than 24 hours and I think we managed to get enjoyment out of every quick minute of it!!! Our snowman is still there and tall, but his eyes and buttons won't stay, and the only snow we have left in the yard is in the shady bits.

At least we got one snow this year!!!! And thank goodness it was a Saturday so we could enjoy it!!!


At 10:07 AM, Blogger Darrell said...

You guys have crazy mad snowman building skillz. I think even I could handle 24 hours of snow.

At 1:57 PM, Blogger David said...

That's the way to live through winter: 24 hour snowstorms then back to the gardening.

At 8:24 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

What a snowman! It's sad that it did not last that long.

At 10:06 PM, Blogger robtherunner said...

Very impressive snowman!

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Cliff said...


Up here we got a foot of snow over the weekend. All the snow culminated over the winter is higher than me (5'7"). Crazy. I don't think I have ever seen this much snow in my area :).

With so much snow we don't build snowman, we build snowcastle =D

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the snowman and as always Pippin, too!

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Dana said...

Love the snowman! Too bad the snow couldn't have come here to Va.

At 5:43 AM, Blogger aannttiiiittnnaa said...

Hello there, Love the pictures, amazing snowman!
Seems like we share a love of dead blogs! Came across your comment on 'Chocolate Runners Blog' You might like to check out my dedicated to 'dead blogs' page "BLOGS THAT DIED TOO YOUNG"

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

Who said only little kids know how to enjoy snow?!


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