Friday, February 12, 2010

April Fool's Already?!

It seems as if God is playing a prank on us 'ole Texans! We had over 24 hours of non-stop snow! It was AMAZING! And don't laugh at us for being SUPER excited--this is the most snow I have seen in my entire life- dead serious. (isn't that sad?!) I took LOTS of pictures (and cute video) of the kiddies having an absolute blast in our front driveway. It is easily going to be worth the next few days of icky runny noses!

This is what I saw when I woke up in the morning...giddy as a little child!



I'm going to go ahead and remind myself that ETHAN was in BLUE pants and DREW was in GRAY pants (so in 30 years when I have no idea, I will be able to know!)



Happy Liddle-E



Sweet Savi showing me some snow



Adorable Ben----now he's happy...



...now he's not! ;)



Savannah didn't particularly enjoy falling either...(Ethan, Andrew, Sav, Ben)



Cracks me up that Sav and Ethan were eating snow the entire time!



Dying for a group picture---they were SO mad that I took them away from playtime (Ben in the middle of a cough)...okay, okay---go play!



Baby angel---mesmerized by the magical snow! (Poor Ben and his chapped lips!)



Mr. Smiley (Drew) having a grand 'ole time



Ben and Sav- staring at the rain gutter (?) no idea why they were so interested...but always together



The twosome again...both being VERRRRY careful not to fall! LOL



Eatin' more snow



I tell ya---full of life, this one. (Andrew)



LOVE this picture of Ethan! Such a sweetheart.



My little pink princess



...like a pack of deer: "what's that noise?"







Loved the massive "macaroni noodles" of snow that formed in our pergola



Night time at the swingset (and STILL SNOWING! even when we went to sleep!) The sky turned into a beautiful rose color--it was unbelievable.



This morning when I woke up...



Ma in her boots- trying to check for ice so Joe can leave for work! (tricky with a slanted driveway...thank God for 4-wheel-drive, or he'd still be here! Hahaha)



And my favorite picture---the trees at the end of our street and behind our house are just beautiful all covered in snow! What a magical couple of days!!!! The kids have been walking around saying, "Tank you, Godt for the beeeautiful sno" (precious).


Here's a quick video of giggles in the snow!


I guess its only fun for us southerners because we don't have to live like this for long! This has been a blast, but bring on that sunshine and warmer weather! ;)

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34 comments:

The Townsend's said...

That's so much fun! I lived in DFW for 5 years and we NEVER got any snow like that! Y'all are lucky! :) Those of us in Houston are jealous!

Julia said...

I love love love the "snowy sky" color!

Cute pictures :)

Andria said...

So jealous! We didn't get any of that in Austin!!! Sav's coat is toooo cute!

Lainey-Paney said...

Hasn't this just been CRAZY here in Texas???

Be thankful that you have power, and if you don't mind----include the TXU workers in your prayers, and pray that they get our power turned back on soon!!!!

Summaiyah Hyder said...

how fun!
we got about 17 inches of snow here wednesday - first major storm since 2006 and i had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a LOT of snow! Here in California we get a dusting once in a while, but you could really stomp around in that stuff! So cool! Glad the kids liked it.

-Holly

Megan said...

So fun!! And that pink coat on Sav is adorable!!! What a fun snow day and great pictures!!

Jennifer said...

Eeek - that is a ton of snow for Texas! I'm hoping it bypasses us in SC this weekend.

NLWilliams said...

That is so much fun. Does your husband say it reminds him of home? I live near where he's from and we have perma-drifts next to our driveway that are almost as tall as my husband and I right now, so we are not so excited about snow, but I love to see someone loving it! Have fun b/c at least yours will melt soon...we'll see if we can dig out by May or June :)

Rachel said...

Wow! I love the pictures and Sav's coat- very cute. I can tell the kiddos had a great time playing outside.

Pam said...

The snow has been just beautiful and I have been right their with them saying, "Thank you God for reminding us of another one of your beauties". It has just been unbelievable and I have loved seeing it. Bring on the sun, spring and summer! Your friend in East Texas, Pam.

Andrea said...

I'm jealous! I live in Utah, where it is supposed to snow! And we've only had 4 snow storms this year...there is currently NO snow on the ground, and we haven't had snow since probably before Christmas (or maybe right after). I forget that the quads are 2 1/2! Its so cute to hear them talk. Thanks for posting!

Jill said...

oh my goodness it looks like so much fun! my husband is actually there right now for work, and my daughter is SO sad she couldn't go with her daddy.
glad y'all are enjoying this rare occasion!!

jag said...

I can't believe how much snow there is! Glad you guys got out to enjoy it. Just rain here - cold rain. What do ya do with that?! Later Steeces!

Deanna said...

Looks like they had a blast. We have been playing in the snow all day today. They come in and warm up then back out again.

jenn said...

glad you guys were able to get out and have such a fun time in the snow! because who knows when that will happen again!

Michael and Hannah said...

Love Sav's snow gear!! She's such a stylish little snow bunny!

Lucky Gem said...

We don't ever get a good snow here in Memphis either, so we were excited with our 4-5 inches Monday that came out of nowhere!

Deb said...

Enjoy it :) We've gotten nearly 60 inches in a week here in Maryland. My kids are SOOOOO over it. But it sure is pretty....

The Loeppkys said...

Come on out to Alberta and you can see lots of snow and Banff National Park!! :) Love the pics! Your kids are adorable!

Brett, April, Caden & Corban said...

i think the reason ben and save were staring at the rain gutter is because they could see their reflections in the frozen water that came out of there. oh to see the world through the eyes of children! ;) --a

Following HIM said...

Holy Moly woman! Seriously?!?! So much snow. Glad the quaddies loved it. What a sweet wife you are checking for ice b/f Joe goes to work :)
Have a great weekend and stay warm!
~Elyse

HoundDogMom said...

So glad the kiddos got to enjoy some snow. Every child should get to experience it at least once. I hope you told them about NOT eating the yellow snow. :) Your kiddos have got to have some of the most radiant smiles, they melt my heart and I don't even know them in person. :) Sherri

Sara said...

I really take the beauty of snow for granted cause we get so much of it. It is beautiful!

andrea said...

ooo i love love your pics!!!

your little ones are soo stinking cute!!

love the snow!!

Sheridie said...

I have lived in northeast Texas my entire life & have never seen as much snow as what we got the other day. I think I was more excited than my 4 year old son. It looks like your crew had a great time. What fun memories!! :)

The Cochran Crew said...

Absolutely precious!!!! Love your hat!!! They are all sooooo dern cute! Love you!

Katie said...

LOVE all the pics of your sweeties and the SNOW!!! Wasn't that the most amazing thing to wake up and see?!?
So glad Y'all got to enjoy it!

Moni Graf said...

You even got BILLY giggling about this one! Sav's commentary was priceless.....

Enjoy it, our southern Belles!

Love,
Moni

kayasmom said...

so i have been reading your blog FOREVER but this is my first time commenting!!! I would GLADLY send you some more snow!!! up here in Indiana, we have HAD OUR FILL of the cold stuff!!!! lol your children are SO BEAUTIFUL!

glitzen said...

Ha ha, well this Alaskan still loved your post. Yes, we are used to it, but it never fails to be beautiful anyway.

Your biggest Alaskan fans,

G.L.

Kimberly said...

So cute - my 11 month old ate the snow too. :)

Jennifer said...

I love the pictures! The snow you had moved our way into Alabama on Friday! It was so much fun!

Anonymous said...

We live in MN and have lots of snow, as you'd imagine! The kids play in it daily and I complain about it daily, too, it seems!! Thanks for reminding me not to take it for granted. Winter really is a beautiful time of the year. Glad your little ones had such a blast- the picts are adorable!! What fun!
-Megan

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