Sunday, February 01, 2009

Snow Bunnies






These shots are from Wednesday afternoon, when it was still about ten degrees out and we were knee deep in snow. It was Eli's first go at playing in the snow, and boy did he have fun. Unfortunately it wasn't good packing snow, so there was a lot more throwing of snow into the air (and face) than there was snowmen or snowball fights.

Addy's favorite thing to do that day was get handfuls of snow and lick at them delicately until her face was an attractively red, chapped, slobbery mess, and Eli's was to crawl determinedly through the snow like a mushing sled dog, planting mouth first more often than once. Still, despite his painfully beet-red face and eyes streaming from the cold, he screamed in protest when I finally took him inside, worrying about hypothermia and cold burns. It really is a thankless job, trying to keep your kids relatively safe from themselves.

6 comments:

RachelAnn said...

I miss my babies....it makes me sad to be so far away. Give them big hugs from Aunt Rachel and tell them I love them!! (love and miss you too!)

Mommy Daisy said...

Aww, so much fun!

Mimi said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Yep, let's go ahead and pre-arrange a marriage for our 3-year-olds. I'm thinking that Addy could definitely teach Ollie a thing or two about the potty! =)

Anonymous said...

Nina LOVES these pictures! I must have copies.

Jess said...

Linda at All and Sundry was just posting about that too! The keeping kids safe from themselves thing seems to be a theme these days.

Astarte said...

Isn't it funny how desperate they are to eat snow?! Maybe it's that they finally get to eat something off the ground, like the two-legged puppies they really are. It's WATER, for heaven's sake! But they look so darn cute doing it.