Tuesday, December 21, 2010

let it snow...let it snow...


And snow it did!

Like most of the valley, we woke up to QUITE a bit of snow at our house this morning. But that wasn't the most shocking part. It was our overgrown bush that was taller than our house that fell over and across our entire driveway. Luckily we don't park our cars there. But our cars were parked behind it so we weren't going anywhere until it was removed.
So while Kory went out and tried to get this bush to stand upright, Axel and I decided we wanted to join him. Axel pretty much loves the snow
Thanks to his cousin Story, she showed him you can eat it, so all he wants to do is take a hand full and eat it. Which to him is the greatest thing ever because he LOVES chewing on ice, eating otter pops, and now snow. But it couldn't have come on a better day because he has 3 nasty teeth coming in at once, those pointy ones. (I don't know what they are called) I normally hate the snow. But now that I have a kid that loves it, it's actually starting to grow on me again. I don't mind getting bundled up and venturing out in it to play. Driving somewhere is another story, but playing, that I can do, and play we did.

Helping dad shovel the drive way so grandpa could pull the bush out with the truck.
Assessing the situation with dad, or just being a boy and hanging out in the cool cave with dad.
It made me really nervous having them in there. I am such a wuss when it comes to stuff like that. Call me crazy, or paranoid, but I just kept playing all these awful situations in my head of it collapsing on them. Needless to say they weren't in there long.

But then we played in the snow some more while we waited for grandpa to get a better rope, the first one snapped.
Mid gobble.
We buried Axel in the snow.
Axel even showed me how to build a snowman!

1. You take ball of snow
2. Then you roll it around

3. Then you pat it nice and smooth.
4. Then Tada! We made a Grandpa snowman because just as we were about to finish, Grandpa showed up and Axel no longer wanted to make the snow man but wanted to go see Grandpa. So in an attempt to get him to like the snowman, I put his Grandpa Hat on him, to which Axel said with a big grin "Grampa Grampa Grampa"
Then he watched Dad and Grandpa pull that ginormous bush across our driveway.
The bush is out of the way, but in no way is it gone. I mean what do you do with a bush that size at this time of year? Kory had to get to work, and Grandpa had to go back to the store house.

And Axel?
Well, he decided that was enough playing for him. This was literally 5 minutes later.Happy snow/ winter solstice/ eclipse day everyone!


Keri said...

You got some really great pictures of him. And I laughed out loud when I got to the one of him falling asleep.
I guess eating snow is better than dog poop, huh?

Kory said...

Axel looks like Lynus in most of those pictures. She forgot to mention that it took us 3 hours just to get to the point where we weren't trapped and still have to figure out what to do with it all.

KaSs MiLeS said...

I love that last picture! Axel looks so big standing there by himself! And honestly what are cousins for? She's got to teach him the important stuff like how to eat snow. :) the bush outside our house is sagging so bad, it got like 4 feet shorter because of the weight of snow.

Kelli and/or Kyle said...

My mom told me what happened and I couldn't stop laughing-that's so crazy! And of course I can laugh because I don't have to deal with it. But at least your day was exciting.

rain said...

So cute! Syd was pooped after playing in it, too. ;)