Sunday, February 9, 2014

SNOW! Glorious Snow

It's been a cold winter all across the US.  Little Rock has had more than its fair share of snow this year (I think 3 times!)  We don't complain about's the ice that breaks power lines.
Because of ice earlier in the week, we had an overnight guest (who needed to be at the airport early the next morning.)  Mr. Sommer slept in John Isaac's bed and we had JI sleep in the master closet so we wouldn't have to root Schaeffer from his room.  Anyway, JI made a GIGANTIC pallet in the closet and loved it so much begged to recreate said pallet in his floor.  He's been sleeping in a tent this week.
 Major Grandparents mailed enemy gear a nice hoodie.
Friday night, Hubby and I were on a hottttt date when it started snowing.  We left The Fold (yum) to chat in a coffee shop but decided -en route- to go straight home.  The roads went from passable to very slick in ten minutes; we almost had to walk home.

Saturday morning, our eldest woke us up EARLY.  He was dressed and ready to play in the white stuff.  Below he was trying to make a snowman but it was still too cold to stick together.
Sister was "so 'cited!"

 My man should get a snowman making award.  He made two frozen people on Saturday.
The second one was decidedly larger than the first.  Actually he only helped with placement on the second man.  The middle ball was too heavy for JI and company to lift.  
 I think these boys could have stayed in the snow all. day. long.
 Sister just wanted to eat the marshmallows out of the hot chocolate.  :)
 Later in the day, I took my shift as "snow-playing-parent."  I rallied the neighborhood troops (via texting moms) and organized THE ULTIMATE NEIGHBORHOOD SNOWBALL FIGHT.  That's me in the Stormtrooper helmet.
These were the first to arrive.
 This was "Team McCarley."
This team called themselves "Ice Screamers." One boy brought a Rubbermaid tub full of pre-made snowballs.  Awesome.
 I think I counted 13 boys and 2 girls.  Lots of testosterone.
 Beyond a free-for-all snowball fight, we played capture the flag and a distance and accuracy game.
Good times.  And more snow is predicted for tomorrow.  Yay!

1 comment:

John and Pam Majors said...

Oh what fun!! You know how to enjoy God's gifts to us! Loved all the pictures! I'll bet the neighborhood moms were more than happy to have some outside activities for the kids.


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