Friday, February 12, 2010

The Tale of the first snow experience. . . kind of.

Well, it actually snowed today! What? I know!!!! I was freaking out just like a 6 year old on Christmas morning. I love snow, I love winter, I love everything about cold weather! Needless to say, I was stoked! So I did what any self-respecting mother would do to her spawn. I got him dressed up just like Ralphie's little brother, Randy in a Christmas Story. Poor baby, couldn't even move. Before we both broke out into a sweat from the tangled struggle of dressing a toddler to look like a stuffed teddy bear, I hurriedly took him outside to enjoy the falling snow! I put him down, and he slipped and fell. Couldn't get back up. So, I gently stood him back up and there he stood. Still. Almost statue like, just moving his eyes to see the snowflakes. After a minute or two, he became a little more comfortable in his new surroundings and did what any "normal" toddler does. He screamed at the snowflakes, of course!
The screaming didn't do as much as he would have hoped. I think he was trying to get a reaction out of them. Needless to say, they continued to fall on him despite his attempt to get them to stop.
A little frustrated, he decided to blow off the whole screaming thing, and gave into exploration.
And explore. . .
We were only outside for a short period of time. But I do believe the Butterbean's first snow experience was a success! I'm pretty sure I didn't traumatize him.
Tomorrow, we will enjoy our precious little 4 inches of snow before it melts away. Maybe even build a snowman or two. I'm so thankful the Lord gave us such a wonderful snowy day! A day that rarely ever happens!
Yep, and that hat. I knitted it. How 'bout that for some domestic diva goodness. You can call me Martha.


  1. What a cutie:-) Looks like he got a little more into it than my little guy, who just stood frozen unless someone held his hand;-)

  2. i love the standing statue, that sounds like something i would do.

  3. haha. i love the progression of the story with pics. and i love it when kids yell just for the heck of it!