Monday, 2 February 2009

Snow! Lots of snow!

Well what a surprise - I was only reading my friend Don's blog about the snow they've been getting recently, and lo and behold - we get it this morning!

I went out early to take some photos, walking down to the fishing lakes a few hundred meters away - you can see them on my photography blog here.

Both Kane and I made sure we were warmly dressed before venturing out to the garden centre a few doors down to buy Kane some Wellies, which luckily they had in his size!

Once we were TOTALLY prepared, we went to the back garden to have a muck about and make a snowman.

Kane spent a lot of time running around in the snow - it's the most snow he has ever seen!

He also made a couple of 'snow angels', but by the time he was finished, he was caked in snow from head to toe, and with a massive smile on his face.

We usually have a theme when we build our snowmen, you see usually we make them on Jo's car as we don't get that much, so we have to make mini snowmen...

...last year or the year before we made the three monkeys (hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil)...

...and this year we were able to make a big snowman due to the amount of snow we have. In places the snow is 6" deep, and as I write, the snow is falling heavily again, so expect possibly up to another 6" of snow today!

Anyway, getting back to the snowman, this year it sort of evolved into a 'Stiggy snowman' I made the beard and put my hat on - can you tell the difference?

Zak was watching from inside in the warm, and Kane and I decided to give him a snow fight, so we made lots of snowballs and threw them at the patio doors - Zak REALLY enjoyed his part, and loved every snowball that hit the glass.

With all this snow falling, who knows - we may even be able to make an igloo or something else...

...we shall have to wait and see!



I just added the photo of the 3 monkeys...I mean snowmen!)


Allotment Lady said...

Brilliant snow photos - loved the bench btw

It's great enjoying the snow and making snowmen - or a Stiggie through childrens' eyes and with children.

I half expected JO to have 'distressed' or embossed the snowman especially as you mentioned angels - who knows - she might pop out and spash a bit of ink on it, some cardboard swirls and an embellishment or two.

Glad Zak got to enjoy it two - and in the best place - nice and warm indoors - getting 'splattered' with snowballs behind glass

Stiggy said...

Thanks Lottie!

We've had so much fun over the last three days (weekend for Kane's Birthday), Both boys are off due to schools being closed.

She won't - she has her orders not to, but she did laugh when she read your comment!


Lyn said...

I love the snowmen. Seems you've had much more snow than us. We've only just got some this morning and the schools are closed/roads not gritted etc....
Hope the chooks are enjoying it. Ours had the shock of their life when they tumbled out their doorways this morning and quickly took up residence undercover where the ground was snow-free.