Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Snow in East Tennessee...

It doesn't happen often...it doesn't stay around long...but, once in a while...we get snow!

Our first winter here, in 2001 we had a grand snow over the weekend. We lived on a big hill and I remember parking at the top of the hill the night before because we would never get out of our driveway. And I remember Caleb, then our only child, loving being out in the snow, but hate the snow on his shoes, so he would continually brush them off.


The next winter we had Bekah. And we had our friends the Waters over for sledding...and the next year Elisa and more sledding...and I couldn't wait for the next year because my kids could really get to sled....

And it never really came...we never got a lot again after that...but living on a big hill we didn't need a lot of snow to go sledding...just a sled...

January 2004
Caleb is 3, Bekah is 1...Elisa was asleep inside and I had the baby monitor in my pocket!



January 2005
Bekah was 3, Elisa was 1..Caleb must have been at preschool...not a big snow, but it was Elisa's first time out in it...


This summer when we moved to our new house...on a lovely flat lot I told Mike, "you know we will get snow this year." And we did....but the kids still figured out how to sled and ha a great time...here's a glimpse of our fun...

This is when the snow first started...we never know how long it will snow, so at the first sign we are out ready to play!

Here's Bekah...catching snowflakes on her tongue!

Duncan got to come over and play after our Monday Fun class...he and Caleb played outside the whole time and made this wonderful snowman...complete with walking stick!

Mike came out to have a snowball fight with Elisa...Bekah was over at a friends house playing...

Elisa and I made a snowman together...my cold blooded body doesn't let me stay outside too long...but this was really fun!

Elisa and Mike with his and her snowmen!

Like I said, we don't have much of a hill...but they make it work anyway! All the way into the road!

The only thing missing was some good snow cones from the other Party of Five ;)

4 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

A walking stick! I just assumed it was a light saber!

Gina said...

Yay for snow!!! we should have stayed the night and played with your family in the snow!

Michelle said...

Thanks for dropping by! Oh, how I wish we would get a big snow!

Talysa said...

Oh wow! This must be my lucky week! I'm gettin shout outs all over the place! We'll have to work out an arragement...I'll head to your house for snow... you head here for 64 degrees! :-)

Oh, and about your smells...I remember once when I was pregnant that Adam came home really late from work (restaurant hours) and I was so nauseated but had just dozed off finally! He came in and started cooking bacon and eggs for himself....I started crying hysterically...he looked like a poor deer in headlights...I can still picture the look on his poor face..."What'd I do???"

Also our town had just opened it's new Wal-Mart and I could NOT go in it for the smell of fresh paint!

I feel ya girl! Hope it passes as you move along...hey, enjoy the whole dishwashing arrangement while it lasts! :-)