Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow Day

On Monday we finally got actual accumulating snowfall in the DC metro area. For the first time in years I was able to take the boys outside to play in the snow. I worked from home that day but budgeted in an hour for snow-action. Alex had a great time and enjoyed walking around in the snow and exploring on his own. The "mittens" that Lori gave him were far too big for his little hands and they just dangled off his wrists like overgrown socks. I guess they don't make kid gloves that small. Alex wanted to make a "Snowmum" (his word for snowman which I consider to be a snowman's mother). Unfortunately the snow was fluffy and not conducive to snowmum making. He still had a great time and really enjoyed being out in the snow.

Josh had even more fun than Alex as he became a force to be reckoned with in a sled. We used the cheap green plastic saucer i had in the garage from the dark ages (the last big snowfall). Josh would tear down the hill with out any concern. He tried going down on his butt, on his knees, on his stomach, even backwards. Needless to say, I think we need a bigger hill. Alex enjoyed sledding on my lap as well. One time I put Alex on Josh's lap and the two went down together (without incident thankfully). When they got to the bottom, Alex exclaimed "That Awesome!"

After about an hour of snow fun, Alex fell down walking in the snow on his own and that was that (he started to cry and complain about being wet). It was fun while it lasted and I'm sure we'll try to up the level of sledding difficulty next time (2011 maybe?). Damn global warming.

Joshua Knievel

1 comment:

Mommy, Esq. said...

Great video. My kids played in the snow yesterday - but from the safety of their playroom. Maybe next year when they can walk.