Well, Stephanie, I'm sorry, but as soon as they got out there, they completely forgot about their irritation at having to be out there, as well as the snowmen. They decided they were going to have a snowball fight, and immediately began building their protective "forts".
Because, Ya'll (May I call you Ya'll?), we have got some seriously good packing snow! It snowed for almost 12 hours straight. For those of you who haven't been hit with it all, I have lots and lots of photos for you. I mean LOTS and LOTS.
|Before anyone went outside. This is the view from my bedroom window. Do not clean your screen. Those aren't dirt spots, but snowflakes. Gigantic, heavy, perfect snowflakes.|
|Star building his fort.|
|While the kids played, COW was using his new snow blower to take care of the driveway while there was still some light. That's him waaaaaaay down at the end of the driveway.|
|Buttercup and Cuckoo built one together.|
|Turken kind of just floated around.|
|At one point, I saw Turken purposely flop to the ground...|
|and start waving his arms and legs.|
Me: You are supposed to do it on your back.
|It was snowing so heavily, with such big flakes, he was giggling too hard to actually make the snow angel. The snow was getting in his eyes and mouth and tickling his face.|
|Seeing Turken, Cuckoo and Giant decided to make some, too.|
|Phoenix had to take his snow angel up a notch.|
|Selfie in the reflection of the front door. No, I don't really have a stocking hanging on my shoulder. Yes, that's COW still working hard while we had fun. Yes, that is a Target bag over my face. I wrapped it around my camera to keep it dry.|
|Not surprisingly, Buttercup had the best fort.|
|How about that form?|
|At one point, Cuckoo decided his best place to hide was behind Star.|
|Apparently, Star forgot Cuckoo was there, because he stood up and walked away, causing Cuckoo to fall back and get stuck in the snow.|
|As Star laughed and helped Cuckoo get up, he looked at me and said, "This reminds me of Randy from 'A Christmas Story'!"|
|Intermission...Pretty picture of the tree.|
|Photo #1 in series: Turken catching snowflakes on his tongue.|
|Photo #2: Notice the snow is taller than the boot. This is the precise moment the snow started to steal his boots.|
|Photo #3: Abandoned boots.|
|Photo #4: Phoenix "helped" him to the house to have a better chance of getting the boots back on.|
|How about that bird photo bomb?? Yes, it's a bird that flew right across my shot. The one bird we saw outside all day. I can't believe I caught it when it's wings were in the down position.|
If you are in the path of this storm, stay safe and warm! If you aren't, enjoy your lovely weather. No need to tell me about it just yet.
Have a lovely day!