Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Wonderland!

Having both grown up in NC, Matt and I know better than to get too excited over a snow prediction (although Matt always does. He just loves it so much!). North Carolina doesn't quite know what to do with snow... schools get closed or delayed for less than an inch, the stores immediately sell out of everything perishable, and all we usually end up with is ice. So when we heard the prediction of anywhere from 2 to 14 inches of snow, I was a little skeptical. But when it started falling last night and kept falling well into this morning, we woke up to this!
It was already accumulating a couple of inches, and little sleet/snow was still falling. So of course, we decided to bundle up and go play!
Thanks to Aunt Leanne we had a hand-me-down snowsuit from Ansley. I kept Kenna in her footed fleece jammies (with extra socks underneath!) and just slipped her right in it, complete with little snap-on mittens and "boots." It was a little big, but that probably just made it warmer (and totally reminded me of the kid in the Christmas Story movie!)

Pink marshmallows:

Pink marshmallow!
She wasn't too sure what to think of it at first. I tried to get her to touch it a little and she even licked a handful when she saw me do it- not a fan, but I think she'll like it a little better when we make it into snow cream!
Of course, it has been awhile since she's seen snow. Her first snow was about this same time last year- we had to venture out in it to go to one of her well-baby checks, so we didn't get to go out and take pictures until it was almost night time.

Kenna's first snow, January 2009
We walked around a little bit and explored our yard. The woods out back look so pretty, so peaceful and serene, with the snow on the ground and it still falling. Kenna still didn't seem to know what to make of it.
Pontouf is also not a huge fan of the snow, especially when it is almost as tall as she is.
Matt was determined to find a good place to go sledding for a little bit. We didn't have a sled, but he used a piece of plastic sheeting that slid pretty well on the snow. I don't think I've ever known a grown adult who loves snow as much as my husband! In the end, he ditched the plastic and just dove down the hill head-first slip-and-slide style. I can't wait until Kenna is old enough to run and jump and go sledding with him! Luckily, he has a camera-obsessed wife to take awesome action shots of his wild antics:
(It's a little hard to tell in the snow, but he is about 4 feet off the ground!)
Kenna and I had fun watching, but she was not the least bit interested in sledding or sitting down in the snow. Turns out she is like her momma, and is pretty much done with the snow after about 15 or 20 minutes!
We might have stayed out a little longer if it wasn't still falling. Since the wind was whipping it all around, we headed back inside to warm some little pink cheeks back up. I don't think Kenna has ever been so relieved to go take a nap in her nice, warm, dry bed.
See you next year, snow!


Alisa said...

Awwww, I just love that little pink marshmallow! What a cutie patootie!! We didn't last more than a few minutes either for the same reasons. Sadly, our snow wasn't any good for snowmen or snowballs, so we weren't too disappointed to get out of the rainy snowfall!

Frankie Post said...

Awesome! It was really cool to get the snow storm then watch it head your direction. God has a way of giving us blessings in the small things.