Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow Day!

On New Year's Eve, we received a decent amount of snow, around 3 inches.  It was the first real snow of the season and Clara was so excited to go play in it.  Ever since we started reading a book about snow (last summer!), she has been talking about how when it snows, she will build a snowman, throw snowballs, and make a snow angel.  When I told her that morning that it had snowed, she was so excited to build the snowman first.  After she thought about it a moment, though, she got sad and said, "But he'll melt!"  I reassured her that "Frosty" would be back again some day, as the song implies. 
The snow was nice and wet, perfect for building a snowman.  While the baby was napping, we went out to make our snowman.  I did the heavy lifting and sculpting.  She did the "decorating."  We used whole nuts for his eyes and mouth and, of course, a carrot for the nose.  I love the picture of her putting the carrot in!

Making a snow angel!

We discovered that it's very difficult to make a proper snowball while wearing mittens.


  1. Emily you really could shoot photos for magazines - I am amazed at how professional looking your pics are. And of course you have an adorable subject. ;)

  2. Linda, thank you! You just made my day. :)