Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Snowfall #2 - by Brad

Just as the last of the snow was melting from a couple weeks ago, we received our second installation of snow Tuesday morning. It was about 4 inches of the thick wet snow that's perfect for playing in. While I was at work, all I could think about was playing in the snow with my boys and building a snowman with them. The busyness had finally slowed down at work, so I decided to take the afternoon off.

Of course, Elliott loved the snow (as mentioned in an earlier post). He dove right in, and rolled around. He started throwing snow, so of course, I would throw back. I am constantly noticing small signs that he is getting older and I noticed one during our snowball fight. Now, if I accidentally hit him in the eye with a snowball, causing ice to go down his shirt, he doesn't freeze up and cry. Rather, he laughs, shrugs it off, and says that he is going to get me back.

To my surprise Wesley even enjoyed playing in the snow. After a little coaxing, he was running around along side his brother, throwing snow at me. Although most of his time was spent eating the snow, it was good to see him out there with a smile on his face!

Finally, the work product I envisioned came to fruition. We built an 8 foot snowman - including the top hat. I have to admit that I required Lindsey's help lifting the midsection... of course, since I am a man, I have to say that it was NOT because it was too heavy, but because the size made it awkward to lift.


Brazenlilly said...

Wow! That is an IMPRESSIVE snowman! Seriously. Nice work. And yeah for Wesley! Soon Spencer will be out there too. Looks like a ton of fun. We're jealous.

We Are The Jones' said...

That is a great snowman...and brad kudos for coming home to play with your boys. What a guy!