December 11, 2013

SnowBoys . . .


I love taking pictures of my kids in the snow. It’s the only time they don’t look super white. The snow is always whiter and my kids’ cheeks are flushed pink, giving them a healthy glow. This little Owlet of mine still loves his bear hat. It’s the only thing babyish he’ll wear. The other day he actually told me to stop calling him a baby. I said, “Okay. Baby.”

Owlie spent six hours in the snow during our snow days. That is a record. He never once complained about being cold. He only came inside because his brothers did. He really must be big if he can handle the cold weather like a pro. Excuse me while I go cry for a minute.


RedDog is in the tough snowball fighting phase. He builds forts and then pelts his brother and friends with perfectly round balls crafted using his snowball maker. Best Christmas present ever.  When there is snow, of course. It’s fun to see him in the snow because he doesn’t wear his glasses. It’s freckle city.


Big C pretends like he’s too cool for the snow. But he can’t help himself. He’s a kid at heart. He helped me shovel the driveway twice during our snow days. That’s two times more than the Hubby. Hmmmm…

Big C also pretends like he’s out in the snow to “help Ollie”. But we know the truth. He wouldn’t wear snow pants – too cool for that – but he did ask me to get him better gloves. Then he was in the thick of the snowball fighting and before he knew it, he was having a great time. I even caught him SMILING on camera. Love it when that happens.

I feel like I should mention that this is the first time all winter the boy has worn a coat. He is a sworn member of the I’m A Teenager, I Don’t Need A Coat Club. It’s a club made up of idiots who would rather freeze than put on a simple jacket. Go figure.

These are my snow boys. I love them. I love them in the snow a whole, whole lot. I’m so happy I grabbed the camera and caught this memory yesterday. Before I know it that big one is going to be out the door.

We need MORE SNOW.


The Queen Vee said...

I love the BABY in his bear hat and also the COOL big brothers. I use to love being out in the snow too, now I prefer to enjoy it from inside my warm house.

Elise said...

This made me smile. It is sooo accurate! It always seems to be me and my oldest that do the shoveling. Oh and speaking of my oldest he seems to have joined in the "I'm A Teenager I Don't Need A Coat Club" too but he's only 11! The other day he got in the car from school and I might have yelled a little :/ "It's 13 degrees outside, you NEED to wear a coat!!" I remember my brothers being the same way as teenagers. Do. Not. Understand. ;)
It's true though, the snow brings out the kid in all of us!

Ronalin said...

GIrl, you always make me laugh. I love your made up "clubs." I want to be a member of one of your clubs...mmm maybe even the vice-president? I will let you be president because you are FUNNY!

Apis Melliflora said...

We have members of the My Crocs are Still Warm Enough Club over here. Drives me crazy.

Your boys look like they're having a ball in the snow! Pun intended.