A Snowy Day in January

Ok…. if Mother Nature hadn’t done a complete 180, I wouldn’t feel so compelled to post today. But, since I JUST posted about how beautiful the weather was two days ago, I couldn’t not post today, when we got our first real snow of the season. It was T-shirt weather yesterday, hats-and-mittens weather today!

There was probably less than 1/4 of an inch of snow on the ground, but my son insisted on us making a snowman. I tried to tell him there wasn’t enough snow, but his Grandma whipped up a small snowman for him a week or so ago with just a dusting on the ground. So, the sly little guy wasn’t accepting “no” for an answer.

Before we got to making our snowman, we scoured the house for the items we would need, besides snow. We found three black buttons for his coat, cut a small piece of carrot for his nose, and cut up some dark chocolate for his eyes. Next I took the handle off of a Christmas gift bag to use has his scarf. I thought we were all set, but then Declan said “We need a hat!”

Hmmm… where do we find a hat for a 6-inch snowman? We walked around the room of our house that since Christmas has been a toy-frenzied mess, looking for a small hat. I asked him if any of his toys had a small hat that we could use. With my back to him and our Christmas tree (yes, it’s still up!), I heard him say “I know, Mommy! We could use this for a hat!” I turned around and he was pointing to a little red crocheted bell that hung from the tree. It was perfect! What creativity and resourcefulness! That’s my boy!

By the way, Lightning McQueen has nothing to do with the snowman. I just liked the pic. ๐Ÿ™‚


11 responses to “A Snowy Day in January

  1. Like the hat & scarf

  2. emily lehman 10-21-11

    We were wondering if you guys had any snow. Gerald saw on the news that some parts of Va. had some snow. That is a very nice snowman a little larger than the one we made and much more attractive. He sure does use his imagination. GOOD JOB Declan. What did Delaney think of the snowman? Beautiful!!

  3. Beautiful snowman…..could go in Nana’s miniature collection….but it wouldn’t last long…. ;(………hmmmmmm….that sounds almost like the beginning of a childrens book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ohhhhh…almost forgot….LOVE THE HAT!

  5. He must take after his Mother!

  6. This blog is so cute! Love the snowman. ๐Ÿ™‚

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