Monday, December 22, 2008

We have ICE, too!!!

After a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch of ice covered all of our beautiful fluffy snow, our outside playing options were pretty slim! Of course, the kids still begged to go outside. We tried and tried to talk Sienna into staying inside the nice warm house with me, but she wanted to go wherever Brayden went. As it turns out, Brayden loves Sienna just as much as she loves him...he started crying when we were trying to talk Sienna into staying inside! He was so upset at just the thought of not getting to play with Sienna outside! So we all got bundled up and headed out to play on the ice! Brrrr!

Since we aren't all that prepared for snow, we don't have any sleds! At least with all of the ice covering everything, we didn't need one. Sienna had fun sliding down our driveway on her was too cute! Brayden had taken one step onto the ice and fell down so he was refusing to play in the snow/ice and was stuck up on the porch while Sienna had all the fun. Poor guy!

A little bit later Chris and I were throwing sheets of ice down the driveway in an attempt to find some snow for Brayden to play in. It must have looked like fun because Brayden (while still standing on the front porch) leaned over as far as he could and started finding his own chunks of ice to throw!
Eventually he asked us to carry him over to the driveway so he could throw more ice with Chris.
Since none of us have boots, and Chris and I don't have waterproof gloves, my fingers and toes started getting numb. So, I decided to take Sienna inside while the boys continuted throwing ice chunks for another 15 minutes or so. Who knew that throwing ice could be so entertaining for a 3 year old and a 35 year old! haha!

Here is what all of our plants/shrubs look like in our yard (at least the ones protected by the house from snow). It's a good thing we wanted to replace all of the plants in the front of our house because I'm not sure how well they are going to survive these weather conditions.
Saturday Night Snow
Brayden really wanted to go out in the snow on Saturday night. Since Chris is so nice (& we knew that the ice was coming), he actually agreed to bundle the kids up to head outside again. Of course, I felt guilty staying in the nice warm house, so that meant I had to go outside again, too. The snow on Saturday was not good for snowballs or was just too dry and powdery. But, it was fun for Brayden to run around in!

On a side note, I have to point out that Chris is wearing Brayden's new hat in this next picture!!! It is a size 4/5 TODDLER and it is big on Brayden, but it was on sale at Gap for 11 bucks, so I just couldn't pass it up! I figured that Brayden could probably wear the hat for another 2-3 years, but, after seeing Chris wear it, now I think that Brayden could probably wear this hat for the rest of his life! haha!
Brayden made his very own snow angel Saturday night!


Catrina said...

Wow! I cannot believe you guys had 18 inches! I can only imagine what it's like at our house in the west hills. I'll be so glad when it goes, but it should be nice for Christmas. What a cute picture of Sienna sliding down the driveway!