12.05.2007

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Today was a monumental event: our first big snow in Indiana. Well, maybe real Hoosiers don't call this a big snow, but to most Alabamians, Middle Tennesseans, and Southern Kentuckians, this is a good, big snow, and that's all I've ever been.

I had asked Santa to bring Cole a snow suit and some rubber boots for Christmas, but with a snow like this, he had to make an early delivery. I thought I'd share some of the photos:


It took forever just to get Cole suited up. I dressed him in a pair of p.j.'s, a sweatsuit, two pair of socks, the snow suit, a pair of gloves, a pair of galoshes, and a coat. I started to doubt it was even worth it. This was the end result of all the dressing:


He actually couldn't even walk across the room to the door without falling. Then he couldn't get back up. This remind anyone of anything? (Hint: You'll shoot your eye out, kid!)

Finally, we made it outside. Even though I spent most of the time either dragging him or carrying him because he couldn't walk in snow this deep, we had fun. I considered teaching him to make a snow angel, but I thought laying him flat on his back might freak him out. I think we'll save the real snow activities for next time.






Post Script: I heard this morning on the Today Show that it was in the 50's in Nashville. Funny to come across this information when I had just been wondering, as I looked out at the snow, what the weather was like in our old neighborhoods.

12 comments:

Carla said...

I am jealous!!!! Even though I was able to pull out a very light sweater this morning, the temperature is suppose to be back close to 80 by the end of the week. Enjoy the snow and I love the pics.

Dana said...

Wow! Wonder if it will still be there when we come this weekend. We'll have to have a snowball fight!

Sandra P. said...

You don't have to teach him to make an angel - he is an angel. Love the pictures. I miss you guys a lot.

Gilbert Kerrigan said...

Sandra, you are so cheesy!

Connie said...

Kate, I sat here laughing so hard at my grandson suited up to go out side, that I cried. How darling. Thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Cute pics! My boys are sick and when I got on your blog Jack quit crying and said, "Ohh, where Cole? I see him." He misses his little friend and we miss you too. I haven't seen snow like that in ages. That looks like a lot of fun. Can we come play? I want to get Jack dressed up where he can't move. Wouldn't that be a sight to see the two of them trying to get around and play in those outfits!!

Dana said...

Yee haw! I just saw you got 3.5 more inches yesterday! Can't wait to see you!

Mamo said...

Oh my dearest grand-daughter, this site is the greatest Christmas present you could give us here in Louisiana. We feel like we are able to watch Cole this way. Now as to snow you know how this ole granny feels but it was fun to watch Cole. Keep those pictures going for us and we love you all.

Deaton, party of 5 said...

I can't put my arms down...Randy lay there like a slug =). Just a little Christmas Story quote. Coles looks cute all bundled up. I can't believe it's snowing there. WOWIE!

Ashley Fowlkes said...

I'm grabbing our sled; we'll be right over.

[Sigh!]

I wish.

Terri said...

So cute! Snow would be wonderful.

Lydia's Mom said...

So when I saw all the snow being forcasted for IN and such, the first thing I thought of was: COLE!
Wow, did you get a great snow, or what? I am so happy that Cole got to experience that. Maybe we will get some this way this year too.