Saturday, January 9, 2010

"Another Snowy Let Down"

I've posted about it love of snow! In Alabama, snow is always random and rare. As a child, it seems like we always got at least one snowfall a year that produce a few inches of snow for us to play in. As I've grown up, it seems like we may go 2-3 years without any snow accumulation! What a bummer!

Last week, we were forecasted to get a couple of inches of snow to go along with this arctic freeze that has swept through the country. I was pumped...conditions were great! If the snow started to fall, it should stick for sure. I had been burned before by the weather, but "always an optimist".

Anyway, that morning I went to Wal-mart and bought us a fire pit to keep us warm while we were playing outside. I thought how perfect would it be to get a fire going, and then when the kids got super cold they could just warm up for a little while without having to go inside every 10 minutes.

Well, you see those snowflakes on my black sweatshirt...
thats about all the snow we got! We did have some beautiful snow flurries. When the snow started to fall, we got the 3 big kids all bundled up for some fun outside. I went ahead and got the firepit going...
We roasted some marshmallows and drank hot cocoa.
Ava didn't like the smell of her marshmallow.
Catching a few snowflakes...
I think Sam just wanted to stick his tongue out at me.
I know you can't tell from the pictures, but the snow really was falling down beautifully, it just wasn't enough to last. We just look like a bunch of people who like to hang out around a firepit in below freezing temperatures. I guess we could call this Extreme Snacking!


  1. i wish i was there but it sounds like i didn't miss too much! oh well

  2. Come hop a flight to Ohio and visit us and play in our snow! If only it were that easy, huh?! Man do those marshmallows look yummy though!