Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wintery Week

Snow, snow, and more snow! I think it is safe to say that we have entered the winter season!
Oscar was determined to roll over his giant snow ball. Eventually he asked me to help. This kid LOVES the snow!
Poppy decided to taste the white fluffy stuff...she told me she was eating ice cream.
I love having a small but fun hill in our back yard!
After shoveling the driveway Oscar and Poppy discovered they could slide down it with just their snow pants on.

This week we have shoveled the driveway 4 times. It is currently snowing outside (pretty, big blustery flakes) and so I anticipate that we again, will be shoveling tonight or in the morning.

It has been a really pretty start to the Month of December. Although I don't particularly care for being cold, I do enjoy some of the winter specific activities.
Yesterday we took the kids ice skating. Oscar wasn't very good but he kept at it, by the end he was able to stand up and shuffle a bit. Poppy was more excited about having skates on her feet, rather than actually "skating" on them. After a few rounds on the rink she decided she was done. This definitely brings back some de ja vu to when Oscar was a two year old.

Lastly, we began our Christmas Nativity Advent calendar that was so generously given to us by our good friends the Lord's, when we lived in Riverton. Already today, Oscar was asking me if we could move Mary and Joseph one more step. I assured him that we would tonight, after we read the little dialog that goes along with each day.
Now the next thing to do to get ready for Christmas is to remove the moldy squishy pumpkins from the front porch...Oh, and I suppose we will need to get a tree (too bad this year we don't have one in our yard that needs to go).


Rach said...

glad you mentioned the advent calendar... I just remembered that I have one too I need to get out! Isn't this snow fun?!? I wish we had a big back yard and not just a little deck to send the kids out on. Maybe we'll have to come over sometime for some sledding!

Mamma Letty said...

Rach, you would be welcome anytime...assuming there is snow.

Jen said...

i was just thinking about advent calendars and feeling guilty i haven't done one or made one for kellen. :(
i love that picture of poppy! so cute! the snow we got tonight is great snowman making stuff if it sticks and doesn't slush up!

Old Warrior said...

Yeah- we shoveled a foot or so yesterday, and the mountains (you do remeber mountains, eh?) got much more.
Letty-we can always send you a branch from one of our yard trees. Several of the evergreens need some pruning this winter!
Looks like y'all are having a good time.

Traci said...

Look at all that snow! yeah, once the season changes you really get in the mood! We need to take our tykes ice skating too!

Tanner's Tales said...

hey- we just took all the old pumpkins and squash off our front steps too!

Abby Norman said...

Looks like you guys are enjoying yourselves. It's always nice to see pictures of the kids. Thank you! :)