Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I Know There's More Snow Up in Colorado...

..but our roofs finally saw a sizeable amount this past weekend!!

Friday was a waiting game until about 10 or 11 am. I went to Wal-Mart a 6 am to make sure we weren't missing any essentials. While I was there, I picked up this dress for Claire, which she immediately put on over her pj's.
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We kept checking outside to see if it was snowing.
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Grant sat by the window and/or door most of the day.

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I decided to make a dessert while we were waiting and one of the ingredients happened to be chocolate pudding. Claire & Grant cleaned the bowl for me & talked to mammy on the phone at the same time.

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We ended up with lots more snow than we've seen in about 7 years. After bundling up on Sat morning, we headed outside. Claire was so unhappy to have on Grant's clothes & jacket! She didn't stay out very long at all!

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After hunting for a sled all day on Thursday to no avail, we ended up with this tube. It probably would've worked, but we have no hills at our house! Pook pulled Grant around the backyard on it. At one point he had the rope tied around his waste pulling Grant behind. He looked like a mule or something :-)!

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Shortly after that, we decided to go to my mom's and camp out because her neighborhood has lots of hills. I actually grew up in this neighborhood, but in a different house, and have LOTS of memories of sledding down these same hills.

Grant HATED walking up the hills. He kept saying he'd just crawl. Claire hiked up the first one, then turned to me and said, "mom i need to go poop!" Seriously, after all that work...right back to the house!

I love this picture of Grant following his daddy up the hill. His ski gloves make his hands look HUGE!
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He loved sledding! They were going so fast that it scared me. I went down a few times and drug my feet to slow down. I have really turned into a chicken in my old age!
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Just so you can see, it was no small hill. And, yes, that's a main highway at the bottom. Thankfully, we were stopping well before we got to it.

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He was in heaven!

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Sunday wasn't quite as cold so Claire ventured outside sans all of the clothes. She still wouldn't get on a sled, but she enjoyed watching everyone else. We headed to Pook's mom & dad's Sunday to try out a different hill.

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This time, they had a little assistance getting started from Beth. This was a fun place to sled because you'd go down one hill and up the next and could turn around and do it going the other way.
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Beth strikin' a pose.
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Claire returned inside to relax on nana. Grant was in a similar posture on another couch.

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We all enjoyed spending time with family and just enjoying the wonderful snow! Now, I wish the slushy stuff would go away. It's a nasty mess around here!

1 comment:

  1. too funny about claire--mamie cried every time we got dressed to go out b/c i made her wear "those black pants" (ski bibs). she hated them and couldn't wait to get them off the second we came inside. love all the pictures!

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