Thursday, February 5, 2015

Winter Fun!

We got pounded by snow this past weekend - we ended up with 10+ inches!  So when we only had 5 or so inches of snow, we all got bundled up and then headed out for a little fun!



I'll admit I hate snow...and the cold.  But the kids really wanted to go out, so that's what we did.  And it was so fun...I'm sure glad I went out too!

First, we went sledding...

Only my second time sledding!  First time for B and second for J!



Then, we made a huge snowman...





Our neighbor across the street even stuck his head out his front door and yelled, "Bravo!" and clapped for us.  The kids sure thought that was funny!


It was really snowing again when we finished!


The best we could do for a family pic with Olaf!  Because what else would you name a snowman?!  Ha!


After about 2 hours playing in the snow, we came in for some hot chocolate...in mugs and sippy cups...;)




...and admired Olaf the Snowman from inside our nice, warm house!




We had such a blast!  It almost (almost!) makes me want to do it again this winter ;)  So what are your family's favorite things to do in the snow?



               



P.S.  So was your snowman's name Olaf this year too?  ;)





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23 comments:

  1. You must have got hit by the same snow storm we did. Pretty sure we ended up with like 14inches. It was crazy! Biggest snow storm about 40 years I think. Loving the snowman!

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  2. So much fun! Love all of the snow pictures. We haven't had a good snow here in a couple years. Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it.

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  3. How much fun!!! I love it :) Wish we had snow.. Nope just COLD
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  4. Yeah, if it's going to be cold, there should at least be snow! I'm still counting down til green grass and spring time though! :) -Jess

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  5. We did gave a great time! So glad it was warm enough to actually go out. Looking forward to spring though! -Jess

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  6. I hate winter and I really hate snow but I must admit that snowman making w/ the kids is fun (once per season). I made one w/ my nieces a couple of years ago and they loved it! Yours came out great. I'm impressed.

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  7. I love that picture of your daughter looking out the window at the snowman. Olaf is definitely the snowman name of the year! Looks like you guys are making the best of the weather conditions!

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  8. I am so jealous of your snow! It's yet to do more than flurry in Virginia!

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  9. Oh man!! I want some snow!! Up here in WA it's been unseasonably warm this year and we haven't gotten more than an inch! My kids would be so jealous. Cute kiddos!!

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  10. So sweet!! Love all of your ND snow gear :) You guys really did make a great snowman. I love that you had family hot chocolate and got to watch it snow. Your pictures make me miss the midwest!

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  11. Looks like so much fun! Growing up we went to Canada to visit family and I have such great memories of playing in the snow! I haven't seen snow in years and years now! You're making me miss it with these snow and snow ice cream posts!!

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  12. Thanks! I'm a once a year go out in the snow kind of girl too :) This is the biggest one we've ever made...the snow was just perfect for it. The kids had a blast. Have a great rest of the weekend! -Jess

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  13. When I asked her what we should name him, she immediately said Olaf, and I just laughed to myself. Of course! Haha. She sure loves him. Thanks! -Jess

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  14. And I'm jealous of you just having flurries! ;) -Jess

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  15. You'll have to save this recipe for next year then! Wow 60s?! I can't imagine! It got to 45 today and we're all like...maybe Spring will come early?! ;) -Jess

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  16. Thanks! Gotta have the gear for the cold weather games lol. We had such a blast! Whitney, which state did you grow up in? Was it Indiana? -Jess

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  17. Maybe you'll have to take a vacation up north in the winter! Lol. Everyone here goes to Florida for vacation to get away from the snow ;) -Jess

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  18. Look at all that snow! I'm so envious. We have't had even a dusting yet this year.... I want something! But nothing better than spending time outside, building a snowman, and then coming in for hot chocolate :) Thanks for linking up with us again at H54F!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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  19. Olaf is a very nice looking snowman! It looks like you all had a wonderful time! Sledding is always my favorite!

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  20. Oh yeah, it was so fun! And the kids are officially addicted to hot chocolate now ;) Thanks for hosting! -Jess

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  21. I've always been afraid to sled, but small hills are ok! Haha. I'm feeling a little better about it! Thanks for hosting! - Jess

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  22. Oh my goodness, that is one amazing snowman! I am so impressed. It looks like the kids had a blast.

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  23. Thanks! That's definitely the biggest snowman we've ever made! The snow was just the perfect packing snow. Oh yeah, they loved every minute of it and have been asking to go back outside almost everyday! -Jess

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