Thursday, January 1, 2009

Snow Creations

With all the snow we had, I would've loved a row of cheerful snowmen across the front of my yard. But I have a hard time convincing the boys to build snowmen at our house. Where's the thrill in that?! Sledding down the big hill is just so much more fun.

I finally got them excited about making a huge pile of snow in the front yard for a project, but we had to let it sit overnight to settle, and that was when it warmed up and began to rain.

So much for the 'dig-loo'.

But, when they had an overnight at Aunty Tami's (who lives in a very flat space), making snow sculptures had more appeal!

The traditional snow man requires a lot of snow and a lot of work.

This little snow sentry, "with a leaf-pike, Mama", is guarding the house, behind him.

What would Christmas be without a snow tank?

To the right of Tate is his snow alien. See the eye, on a stalk, on the top of his head?

He is holding a blaster and has just shot the snow man on the left. See his head, on the ground behind him?

I think Tate has been reading a lot of Calvin and Hobbes...

Then they needed to warm up inside, and give some attention to their Webkinz friends.


Deborah said...

We have snow again! But not enough to create any snowmen with. Looks like the boys had fun despite the fact they couldn't go sledding.

leahlefler said...

Oh, my! Snow aliens and snow tanks! too funny. Hey, at least they're creative!

Denise Portis said...

Wowsie! I'd love to get that much snow!