1/25/2007

Look both ways...and slide!

When we were about to move from New Hampshire to Michigan, people would say, "Oh man, I hope you like snow!" or something equally clever. Then, when we arrived in Michigan and people found out we were from New Hampshire, they would say, "Oh, WOW, you must be used to lots of snow!" Funny because our general latitude is about the same. Our weather is pretty similar although I think we get a little less snow here.

Last night we had a pretty steady snowfall and now have a grand total of about two inches on the ground. Time for some snow play! While Keith cleared the driveway and checked for traffic, Ethan would slide down the small slope into the road. I could just imagine the neighbors shaking their heads sadly at our attempts to occupy ourselves. Ethan loved it and sreeched with glee. I overheard him say,"Daddy you should have done this when you were a kid!"














Drew spent the entire time outside trying to decide if he approved of this white stuff. There were a couple tentative smiles on the sled as we pulled them around the back yard and a general interest in his strange surroundings but mostly he sat, frozen and amazed.













And what better way to end a morning in the snow than a cup of hot chocolate? Or, in Ethan's case, lukewarm chocolate, which still has to be blown on and cooled and sipped with a spoon...

8 comments:

KJ said...

I'm jealous of your snow!
And I love Ethan's Spiderman boots :)

Claire said...

That part about E telling K he should have done this when he was a kid cracked me up...What a funny child.

KW said...

I spy an old family heirloom MIckey mouse mug....

DJ said...

I guess its not just beef stroganoff and other stuff that each generation has to "discover" :-)

melbrown said...

Looks like a blast! It's so weird that we haven't had any real snow here. When I heard 1-3 inches were on the way, I felt like a southerner, planning my entire day around how I was going to maneuver on the treacherous roads. WHAT?

Shari said...

My parents always took us up to the mountains to go sliding and your photos made me miss that SO much! Aw, it looks like it was such a fun day. :-)

Anonymous said...

Those are such great pictures Liane! That's so funny about Ethan and his cocoa--the boys are just the same way! I never even fill up their mugs, just about half or three quarters, and then fill it up the rest of the way with milk. And supposedly it's to warm them up! Oh well, it makes for cozy memories anyway : )

Love,
Gretchen

Heidi Helfen said...

My kids loved watching their hero Ethan sledding. If only they made superhero Ethan Tshirts, gummies, action figures, bandaids.... You'd make enough from my family to support yours for a year. Breckin and Paige discuss Ethan on an hourly basis. It's really a riot. I will have to get it on video and upload a clip. "I can't go get you your matchbox, Paige, I have a scratch on my face like Efan...seeeee????"