Let’s take a trip in the WABAC machine today, shall we? I came across this as I was going through some old pictures:
That was The Big Snow of February 2010. Thing One was 7 years old, and Thing Two was just a couple months shy of his first birthday, so it was his first introduction to that cold frozen stuff falling from the sky.
And what an introduction it was! The snow started falling one afternoon, and hooray, there was much rejoicing, it was a snow day! Snow wasn’t unheard of in our part of north Texas, but more often if we got wintry weather, it was ice. So there was some excitement in the air when the white fluffy stuff started coming down.
And then it kept coming.
Before this go-round, the most snow I’d seen in our part of the world was about four inches. That was when Thing One was about eighteen months old, and it was his first snow. He was NOT impressed.
Total time spent outside in the snow that day (also in February – Valentine’s Day 2004): about thirty-two seconds.
This time, though? I believe our final snowfall total was about thirteen inches. WOW. You can have a lot of fun in thirteen inches of snow.
Thing One had learned to appreciate snow a little more by this time.
He only sat there long enough for the picture to be snapped. I promise, we didn’t let Thing Two get all cold and wet out there. 🙂 He seemed to think it was pretty interesting stuff.
One snowman, ready for action.
Why is he not wearing gloves?! Do boys just not listen to their mamas?
I live in Louisiana now, and the odds of us ever getting that much snow here are pretty much nonexistent. But it’s fun to look back and remember! And you never know, maybe one year we’ll at least get enough snow to play in, even if it isn’t thirteen inches.