Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Snowy, Snowy Day...

We headed up to Tennessee this weekend - another one of those whirlwind trips, made even more so by the fact that we squeezed in visits with not only my parents, but my in-laws in Knoxville as well.

Although we've been heading up to Tennessee a lot lately, we're still enjoying our time visiting there. Particularly this trip, which had an added extra bonus - SNOW!

Schecky has only ever seen "real" snow one other time - interestingly enough also at my parent's house - but he was too small really remember it. We saw fake snow in December, of last year, which was fun, but not exactly the same thing. It was wonderful to get to see him enjoy himself.

And - for all my whining about how I hate being cold, I had forgotten just how much fun snow can be....

Here are some of the highlights...






We'd been driving in the snow for over an hour, so Schecky was ready for us to get to our destination. Immediately upon pulling into the driveway of my parent's house, he flew out the door to play in the snow. Only to discover that snow is much colder than he thought! After a few minutes, he was ready to go inside - get warmed up, bundled up, and then try for another round...



And More Snowball Flinging...


Once dressed more appropriately, it did not take Scheck long to discover the joy of the snowball. I have an incredible number of pictures very similar to this - with him getting ready to pelt me. You can see more of these pictures at Flickr...
And there are some more random snowy pictures there as well...



Snow Angel

Sheck also made snow angels. He gravely announced to me that it was better to make them lying on your back, because when you lay on your stomach, you got snow up your nose. This was wisdom he attained the hard way...



Snow Creature

And did I mention the "creature making?" He created a whole slew of these little snow creatures all over the back patio. It was very reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes, and the whole "Snowman Hall of Horrors*" that Calvin would construct.
Sadly, it was getting dark by that time, so the only picture I have that even halfway turned out was this picture of this lone little guy...It's difficult to tell, but he has no limbs, yet he does have a long twig tail.



After the Snow...


Here, for no other reason than it makes me smile, is a picture of the house in which I grew up. This was taken the next morning, when the snow was done, and the sky was simply beautiful...



We're home now - and the weather guy is promising me temps in the sixties before the end of the week. Bring it on. I'm ready. I got to play in the snow, now I'm ready for the sun, sun, sun, here it comes...




*This is kind of cool - just type "snowman" into the query box, and it'll find a whole bunch of the gruesome snowmen strips for you!

14 comments:

laeroport said...

Fun fun fun, sun sun sun. And the Snowman Crossing Calvin has always been one of my favorites.

autum said...

Love that first picture of Schecky. That's one of those "worth a thousand words" pictures. And that one is screaming I'm soooooo coldddddd....

Bring on the 60s!

3 to get ready said...

You're right -- cold with no snow is no fun at all! So yay for snow!

And more seriously, how's your mom doing?

MéLisa said...

Yes how is you mom doing?

I love the snow creature! But when I first saw him my first thought was "oh look Schecky made a pigs snout I wonder what's up with that?".

capello said...

it's colder to touch than he thought? no way...

Leah said...

What a fun weekend! I love the first shot too! What a cutie! :)

I still wish we had at least one snow day this winter. Maybe next year....

beki said...

Aww, it sounds like a nice trip. And what a cutie the Scheckster is!!

Rohanknitter said...

What fun - and what great pics! I'll bet he had a ball. Reminds me of a couple years ago when the Georgia cousins were here and saw their first snow. It was so much fun watching them play in it!

Kim said...

He is such a cute kid. I'm jealous of all of the fun that he had in the snow.

bekka said...

okay, so i'm not the first to say so, but i, too, Love that first shot of Schecky. Wow. What a cutie. And what a pose. so great he had fun lots of fun in the snow. and look at your sweet childhood home. sorry i missed you this trip. hope to see you soon on one of your next trips north.

Kelli said...

Your son is so darned adorable. I just want to pick him up and swing him around. :)
And your house! I wonder if anyone wanders by their childhood home and doesn't tear up a bit. I still love mine.

Debbie said...

Oh what fun! Schecky is quite the cutie pie.

Katkat said...

Sounds like a fun time. I love snow!

jen said...

glad you got thru the driving int he snow ok. My parents were driving back up to chicago from Florida last fri/sat and they said they had some dicey weather to drive thru in tennessee.