Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Snowman #1, 2013

I don't know if we will make other snowmen in the future this year, but I thought that I'd be optimistic. We've had a whole weekend of snow on and off. Our earlier attempts failed because of our snowicidal children who would stomp any snowball larger than hand-held size. When time my wife would get a bigger ball Jacob and Lucy came along and tromped the ball with their boots. On Monday, Lucy was inside for the early construction and Jacob was less snowicidal. So he and Mommy were able to make a snowman.

Jacob and the Snowman

Lucy's contribution was much more positive than earlier in the weekend. Instead of giving the snowman the boot, she gave him a hat.

Putting on the finishing touch

Snowman 2013.1!

Then the children went back to the swing set. While Jacob was going back and forth, he wanted to catch a snowflake on his tongue. He said it didn't taste very good.

"Help out, Jacob!!!" Lucy shouts.

It was another fun snow day in Yorkshire. All the more so for Jacob, whose school had posted at 7:45 a.m. "Probably opening on time." He wailed and moaned like he was undergoing the torments of Hell. The school must have heard a lot of wails and gnashing of teeth from all over town, because at 8:00 a.m. they posted "No school today." There was much rejoicing.

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