Our Magical Snow Day in Austin, TX


Posted by Candy | Posted in Home and Garden | Posted on 24-02-2010

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I’m sure everyone was sick of me giggling and acting like a crazy person on my social networks yesterday. You have to realize that this is the first time I’ve ever seen snow that was enough to even make a snowball. I grew up near Charleston, SC then moved to Honolulu, HI and now am here in Central Texas. My mother has a photo of me in the snow. I was probably 5 or 6, but I don’t remember it.

But this… this was COOL. At 7am, I was picked up by a friend, we were going to go downtown to a meeting and come back before it started getting nasty. Heh, Yeah, we made it less than 5 miles in 45 minutes so turned around and had breakfast together, where we sat by a window and watched the sleet turn into big fat snowflakes.

I think that was the coolest thing, I didn’t realize that snowflakes get that big, it was like fluffy quarters falling from the sky.

The kids were allowed outside a few times yesterday, but well… as you see, I went and got them a couple of hours early. The snow was looking melty and well, I wanted to play :) It snows here once every 8 years or something, I doubt they missed much.

Anyway, it was a lot of fun. Poor kids, we made them come in every 20 minutes or so, their little hands were red. We simply don’t have winter gear here. *laughing* We put socks (went through a LOT of pairs too) on their hands, but it was wet snow, so it only helped a little. We did find some gloves for Cassie eventually, but they got wet too. Jamie insisted on wearing shorts after his pants got wet from snow. Cassie even got to make a snow angel. How fun is THAT?

Anyway, some photos… I have more, but my card reader won’t turn on and I can’t figure it out (where’s my tech guy???)

After the kids and I got home, I took a quick call (while the kids made a mini snowman and played), we had a snowball fight (which I lost MAJORLY), Cassie and I made a little snow person family on my windshield
The snow family (the melting edition)

The kids HAD to eat snow too. Just required. Nope, not yellow ;)
Eating snow... Cuz they CAN

By the time Tom made this with Cassie and the girl next door, it was mostly sleet bound together with snow and a little melty, but they did it! We also weren’t prepared for snowmen so the hair was from Halloween a few years back, the scarf is one a friend made me (thanks, Dy!), the mouth and nose were cheetos, the eyes were hershey’s kisses and the buttons were M&Ms. *laugh* Hey, do what you gotta do!
If it's mostly sleet, is it still a snowman? (Punk rocker edition)

The school started 2 hours late this morning, so we got up 30 minutes late (Jamie has TONS of homework/corrections to do before Friday, poor kid). Tom made eggs and bacon and we enjoyed watching the snow start to melt.

It’ll be 55 today and 60 tomorrow. Ahhh… Austin.

Comments (2)

Hey — I have that exact same scarf made by that exact same person. LOL Love it…I get a LOT of use out of it, or I would if it would get cold around here. LOL

Pretty awesome snowman, I’m impressed.

LOL Ok, I’m loving the shorts in the snow and the socks on the hands – you southern people are so cute. :) I’m so glad they had a good time!!
.-= Jenny´s last blog ..My Darling Boy =-.

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