I was all set to hit publish on my how-to-glaze furniture post…but then it went up and did this:
So of course I figured that you would want to hear about the Bower family snow day instead of a tutorial on how to make your furniture look worn and weathered (heehee…I said “weathered”.) I’m right, no?! You wanna hear about precipitation, don’t you?
I’ll take the silence as a yes.
One thing to know about the south is this….we don’t do snow. I say we because there is no way that I am getting on the road with these crazy-don’t-know-how-to-drive-in-snow rednecks. I also say we because after many years of living here in the south, we have zero cold weather clothing. We are not equipped. We did however follow the southern-protocol for snow and purchase all the items needed to make french toast – bread, eggs, and milk. If we get snowed in and the power goes out…we’ll have a wonderful breakfast. Of course, it will be uncooked because our stove is electric.
Anyhoo…so yesterday we woke up to a beautiful landscape of white…
We estimated it to be about 6 inches.
I love our house in the snow. It looks so stately. I think it’s the white roof.
You may remember the snow days that we had last year….
or the one the year before that….
Obviously they were nothing compared to this year’s snow day. Like a dusting in comparison. Wimpy wimpy wimpy.
Even our road was white…
And yes in order to get these shots I had to don my motorcycle boots with a pair of sweatpants tucked in…
Okay…so later yesterday afternoon we decided that it would be only proper to take Will out for his first sled ride. Our sled was the redneck version….a laundry basket with a pillow and a blanket.
Since it had rained after it snowed, there was this almost-half inch thick slab of ice on the snow…which made it perfect for sliding on….
Will didn’t know what to think.
He probably was a bit cramped in his outfit. I put him in two onesies, a sweater, that lined jumpsuit, a vest, a hat, some adult mittens, four pairs of socks…and then had the blanket on him. I just was so scared that he would get cold and sick again.
Poor Jeremy didn’t have any cold weather stuff either…he had to wear his rain suit because he let me borrow his ski pants. We probably looked crazy strolling along draggin our baby behind us in a laundry basket but I loved it….one of those never-forget-this-moments kinda memory.
Speaking of moments, there were some that we thought Will was really enjoying the entire snow experience….
And then there were a few that he whipped out the ‘take me home’ face….
After his snow ride we thought it would be fun for him to get up close and personal with the snow….
Jeremy tried to teach him that it was fun…
….but Will didn’t really believe him.
Overall, I learned a couple things…one, have some snow gear ready just in case. After we went back inside we ordered some gender neutral snow pants on clearance for future little ones. Next time, we’ll be prepared. Two…I need to keep my Goodwill eyes peeled for adult cold-weather stuff. Three…do not use a clothing storage box as a sled…it will get torn to pieces and you will have to find a different place for that stack of clothing on your bedroom floor. Fourthly…don’t go outside to play right before naptime…it wears them out but it also takes substantionally longer to get them undressed, changed, warmed up and calmed down.
oh and last tip…make sure you take your camera out there…it’s worth the photos. Even if they are crying…or happy…or blurry playing shots….or redneck sledding…it’ll be worth it.
Personally I will always laugh whenever I see this pose:
and remember how we had a beautiful play date in the snow.