Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Only Snow Day of the Year

I just realized yesterday that I never posted pictures from my kids' snow experience up in Idaho.

Our drive to Idaho was clear, then it started snowing Saturday night and all through early Sunday morning.  You'd have thought it was Christmas the way my kids acted. I don't think Evie had ever seen snow before, and Hyrum?  Well, he wanted to be in it every second he could, cold or not.

Ben helped the other kids build a snow fort with the perfect, heavy, almost-warm snow.

It was so pristine and clean and white that we filled the cooler up and let the little girls eat it with a spoon--it amused them for almost an hour.

Sometimes I miss snow--I miss snow like this one was--beautiful, silent, heavy and not inconvenient.  I don't miss mittens, boots, hats, scarves, and mud.

I never thought I'd say this, but . . .

I'll take 120 degree summer days over snow. 

Linking up to Jenny Matlock's S post on Alphabe-Thursday.

Jenny Matlock


  1. I'm so glad that I was in Arizona that day....even though I had to come home to it the day after.

    How fun to be able to let them just enjoy!
    Ya, mittens, boots, wet cold...I'm over it.

  2. I'm so with you. I don't mind the cold, but the mess the snow makes when it's melting... I could definitely do without. The kids would disagree with me though.

  3. Every mother should have the chance to dress a child for below freezing weather (it was -40 in northern Alberta!) and then have the child, within minutes, need to use the bathroom.
    Heat or snow? I'm with you on taking those high temps any day!

  4. We didnt get alot of snow this winter here in WI. I don't even think my hubby got out the snowmobile. Id rather stay inside on snowy days

  5. I'm with you...I'll take the heat anyday over snow. The only thing snow is good for is taking pictures of the kids playing in it!

  6. Ew, no way. I'd take snow over 120 any day. I imagine we're on our way to that temperature here shortly. We had no winter here in Texas! The kids look like they had a blast :)

  7. I guess I'd take snow over the heat. I'm not sure to tell you the truth! We certainly have a lot of snow here, and I love it until about the end of February and then it starts to get on my nerves...

  8. I'm not big on snow either, but I prefer it over extreme heat. My mom lives in Palm Desert, and I don't like visiting in the summer much.

    Evie is so full of life!


  9. I'll take a little of both...snow and sun. I'm just happy as can be!

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  11. I'm with you on that. Snow is nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. We never have to shovel the sunshine.

  12. Ha. I remember when we lived in AZ and we would visit my parents, we would have to buy coats, because we never EVER used those kind of coats in Mesa. I bet your kids were in high HEaven. Too fun.

  13. We only got one good "play in it " kind of snow day this year! Can you believe it?? Aubrey loved opening the sliding glass door, fillinf a bowl with the snow and eating it too!!;)
    snow mess....did not miss that this year!
    have a happy day jen

  14. Oh these are great photos, and I totally agree with you....even at those hot summer day temps there isn't all that other winter stuff you have to deal with..especially horrible roads!

  15. I wished it snowed where I lived==just once or twice a winter. That would be awesome!

  16. Snow is So much fun when you don't have to Shovel it out of the driveway...

    This looks like a Special time for them...

    Thanks for Sharing it for the letter "S"!