The Snowy Day

February 8, 2011

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One cold, winter South Texas night, MacGyver prayed for snow. The next morning he woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. He woke-up his sister. MacGyver didn’t have a red snowsuit like Peter. So he put on his red jacket and he and his sister went outside to play in the snow for the very first time in their lives!

A few weeks ago we highlighted art by children inspired by Ezra Jack Keats delightful book The Snowy Day. Little did we know that our children would actually get to experience a real snowy day here in South Texas. As my children began playing in the snow, my mind immediately began noticing how their actions mirrored those of Peter’s.

Just like Peter their feet went crunch, crunch, crunch in the snow and they made footprints going this way and that.

Miss Enigma found a stick to make new tracks. However, there wasn’t enough snow in the trees to smack.

Then there were snowball making classes given by Daddy who grew up with real snow up north. Of course, a snowball fight followed. I think Daddy would be considered one of the big boys in Peter’s Snowy Day book. None of us could compete! Maybe next time we’ll be old enough.

So we made our own miniature snowman.

And MacGyver made snow angels.

MacGyver couldn’t resist tasting the fresh snow. And before heading inside for the day, he made a huge pile of snowballs and hid them in the shade for the next day. He knew better than to bring them inside. Maybe he learned that lesson from Peter.

Finally, MacGyer decided to call it a day. He knew just how to warm himself up. He made himself a great big cup of homemade hot cocoa.

The Sunny Day

Two days after our Snowy Day . . . the children were back in their shorts, playing in the warm sunshine of a Texas Sunny Day. Welcome to the weather of South Texas!

As a child, did you grow-up with Snowy Days? This Texas gal has very little experience with Snowy Days. I don’t know why, but I was surprised how closely my children’s snowy day play followed along with that of Peter’s.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Tara February 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

I love the pictures! I grew up in south GA so didn’t see a whole lot of snow. I like the warmer weather anyway though!

Anne February 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Sounds much like the extremes of our winter. A brief snow is lots of fun, but short-lived, which is quite all right by me! Glad your kids got to have the novel experience. It’s such fun to experience the wonder with them!

Jeannine February 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

The snowy day with the children was much fun, but I’m much more of a beach bum kind of gal myself! :)

Debi February 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

How exciting for the kiddos – especially since the snowy fun was only temporary! I’m from sunny Southern California & have zero experience with snow days. We encountered our first snow this past Thanksgiving, thanks to an unexpected snow fall in Yosemite. Joy!

Rachel February 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Love the snow pics. We must live even farther south because we didn’t get any snow even though though they said we would. Just lots of ice. Visiting from HHH.

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