it is so hard to believe that just a few short weeks ago we had over 3 inches of snow on the ground and for several days. i think y’all missed 3-4 days of school because of the snow. needless to say we had a BLAST! from the moment the snow started to come down the three of you wanted to be outside playing in it. unfortunately most days the snow was not snowman building snow, as your daddy called it, but you didn’t seem to mind.
the first thing out of nicholas’ mouth when he saw all the snow falling was – ‘can we go sledding?’ daddy had talked about this great hill on the golf course, he said should it ever snow that would be the best spot to go sledding. of course living in texas we don’t own a sled, but we improvised and used the lid off our trash can and a giant box. the hill was super slick as a layer of ice was covering the snow/sleet that had fallen. it was a treacherous walk just to get to the hill and walk up it. i have never laughed so hard in my life – you guys were awesome, no fear at all. you would zoom down the hill, often be dumped off the lid of the trash can or box and get up giggling. even graham had fun, he would run up and down that hill after you boys chasing you. i tried to take pictures and videos of y’all sledding but my camera got so cold it wouldn’t work. but trust me when i say this – we had the best time ever! i seriously think we are going to invest in a sled just to have for occasions like this. i have never had so much fun playing in the snow. i think we went to that hill 3-4 different times before all the snow melted.
truth be told- it wasn’t all laughter, there were some tears over snowballs in the face, or frozen fingers and toes. a few times in the beginning you had to learn how to navigate the ice. quinn was very insistent on wearing his toms to play in the snow, after several slips and falls onto his bottom he realized that tennis shoes would be best. i was worried a little about you nicholas as you still had the cast on your arm, but you were cautious enough and was the only one out of the three of you that didn’t wipe out at some point.
daddy did eventually build a snowman, or snowmen i should say. they were life size. i remember coming home and noticing how our yard was void of snow, and then looking around the corner and seeing 2 giant snowmen in our yard. y’all must have rolled the balls for the snow around our entire yard, daddy even had to get help from our neighbor to stack the giant snowballs on top of one another. even after all the snow had melted on the ground, there stood the 2 snowmen for a couple more days. it was quite a site.
thank you boys for all the fun memories we made those few days. i have not laughed that hard in a long time- i will always cherish that time. i can’t wait to do it again next year!
please be sure to follow along the letters to our children circle and read leah’s letter next.