Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Snow - and lots of it!

On Christmas Day Miles had requested I make rice pudding and put an almond in it - and the one who got the pudding with the almond gets to make a wish (and we added this: everyone in the family goes around and says something nice about that person, too). We had read a book from the library in which this was done and so Miles wanted it done too. Of course Miles was the one who got it because 1. that sort of stuff always lucks on him and 2. it means the most to him (the other kids were totally fine with not finding it. miles would have not been totally fine. partially un-fine. oh, but emmy did run to the kitchen, found an almond, and stuck it in her pudding! ha.)

Anyways, what this is all getting to is that Miles' wish was for 3 feet of snow for next Christmas. Well, his wish has almost already come true! I, and the kiddos, are at my folks' home in Utah. And today, in less than a 24-hour span, we got about 2 feet of snow. No kidding.

The boys spent almost 4 hours total in the snow today. And loved just about every single second of it. And Emmy spent 1/2 an hour. And cried/whined for about 3/4 of it. It's a little too deep for her to maneuver around too well. And she doesn't like to go fast on the sleds, either.

But here are a few of my favorite photos:


erinmalia said...

oh man, i'm jealous, but only kind of. it makes me really really tired just thinking about removing all that snow! i guess snow blowers make a difference. good thing you remembered snow clothes!

all the pics are great. that one of miles, especially so.

courtney said...

hooray for snow! and for a well-timed wish. troy's family (the norwegian side) does the almond/pudding thing too. we used to before the kids food problems developed. those were good days. :)

so glad you had some fun in the snow!

i {heart} hawkes said...

glad you made it into town before the storm. fun times!