Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Snow" much fun for a Saturday

Believe it or not, we had snow fall on December 4th....in NC of all places. I cannot remember a snow this early. Granted, we only got a heavy dusting, but still it was SNOW! Early snow! We had been out and about earlier in the day and as we got home the snow began to fall. When Quinn woke up from his nap 2 hours later, this is what we had.

He was super excited to be outside playing in the snow. He told me "Mommy, snow cold...Brrrr!", complete with shivering noise and hugging himself.
(And this precious child will NOT wear a hat or a hood....at all!)

He was simply amazed watching the white flakes fall from the sky.

Contemplating the next plan with Daddy. I think this is when we decided to go for a walk around the block.

And we found every puddle along the way. Because what good is a walk in the rain/snow without jumping into puddles?

And as we made the last turn before heading back to our house, I couldn't help but stand amazed at the beauty of the trees, all covered in snow. I wouldn't necessarily marvel at these trees on a normal day, but on a snow day, they are gorgeous!

Looks like he's off to explore his Winter Wonderland!

Here's hoping for many more beautiful snow days this winter!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unbe-LEAF-able Fun!

On Thanksgiving morning, Buddy, Quinn, my dad, AKA: Grandpa, and I went on a walk through "the woods". When I was a kid, my cousins and I called the tree-lined area that separated my grandma's yard from their grandma's yard "the woods". We would meet in "the woods" because it was halfway. There used to be a lot more trees, but over the years, we had to cut some down as they began to die.

My dad had asked his yard-guy not to pick up the leaves, so a certain little boy could play in them. Quinn was super excited to see all the leaves.

Quinn and Grandpa immediately began to play in the leaves.

Quinn being attacked by leaves.

Then we went walking through the woods.

Quinn had fun finding sticks and playing with them. He picked this one up and slammed it down shouting "Hi-Ya!"

At the far end of the woods we stopped to pay our respects to our sweet Desi girl.

We had such a fun time playing in the woods! The smile says it all!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Why we went shopping on Black Friday

We spent Thanksgiving at my parents' house in SC this year. It was a nice change of pace for me, since I've done the cooking at my house for about 4 years in a row. The only thing I had to tackle was the traffic between here and there....that's a post for itself!

Buddy and I got up super early on Friday morning and we waited outside the local Home Depot store, in hopes of getting a $28 shop-vac, and an air compressor kit.

We ended up with a way to keep Quinn entertained....

First you tell Grandpa to "get in da box".

Then Grandpa realizes he can't bend the way he used to and asks the almost 3 year old to help him "get in da box".

Then you look at Grandpa and say "My Turn!"

And then you "get in da box" with Grandpa!

Fun Times....and I'm so thankful I got up at 4:30....that smile is totally worth it!