Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby it's cold outside!

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Here it is, October 27 and it's SNOWING!
And the low tonight is going to be 25 degrees. 
I am so not ready for winter.
Tingly fingers, toes and runny noses aren't my thing.

Before going any further - I apologize for the blurry photos. 
My camera battery forgot to charge itself, so I had to use my cell.
Less than 40 minutes before this picture was taken  my yard was still green.

Optimistic Katie, be OPTIMISTIC!

Ack! I'm sure I can see the good in the white stuff falling from the sky, 
but the temperature??

Nope, I'm sorry. Someone PLEASE bring back July.
Cookouts, the beach, long sunny days, tank tops, and sweating instead of shivering.
And flip-flops, how can a girl LIVE without her flip-flops?!?!
I attempted to wear my flip flops to run out to the car tonight - they cracked.
Thats right they CRACKED! 
Apparently the cold was too much for the cheap rubber they're made of.
Sigh, and they were my favorite paisley ones too. 

Pulling out the sweaters and scarves the past couple of weeks was fun.
I loved making sure my best accessory was the pumpkin spice coffee 
in my un-gloved hand.
And that my sunglasses could be worn on my face to block the fall rays
or as a quick head band when the wind picked up outside.
Also top on my list - playing in the leaves and the sunshine WITHOUT a jacket on, 
but still sporting cozy clothing was a lovely change in pace.

Had someone told me two weeks ago that today I would need my winter coat, 
gloves and a hat to protect me from the below freezing temps and snow 
I never would have believed them.
C'mon, it's only October!

Yet, here I am. Making the best of it {really, I am} in the snow.

I played outside before dinner tonight with Maddy.
Watched her joyfully look up at the sky letting those soft, fluffy flakes fall on her tongue. 
Laughed with her as she giggled her little heart out every time a flake tickled her nose.

She dressed herself. Dig the monkey jammies and butterfly rain boots?

She made footprints all around our yard tonight.
Tried her hat at making snow balls.
And tried to "save" our last tomato plant by wiping every last little bit of icy cold snow of its leaves.

I have to admit, that never gets old - 
watching a child's face totally light up at the sight of the first snow.

I can remember when I was little, my sister and I would FLY out the door of the house as 
soon as we caught wind of the first snow fall.  
We'd run around hooping and hollering about how we had waited all year for this 
little miracle.
Chase around the few flakes floating in the air trying to soak them up on our tongues. 
Then, we'd wait anxiously for it to accumulate enough that we could make homemade snow cones. Topping them with cranberry juice or maple syrup.
We never complained about the cold. I don't think we ever felt it.
Those were the days.

And now I get to teach Maddy the ways of the first snow, and watch her follow in my childhood footsteps.
I get to soak up the happiness radiating from her little body.
And in turn she gets to re-teach ME how to be a child again, 
how to have fun with the simplest of things.

So to say I hate the snow. No. I don't "hate" it.
I even made a few snowballs myself tonight.

But, I do dislike all the adult responsibilities that come with it.

The cold?
That is what I really and truly hate.
And every year older I get, the more the cold gets to me.

So Old Man've made your entrance. 
Now, we're stuck with you for the next 4 months.
I suppose I need to make the best of it.
Snow cone anyone?

What's your favorite part of the first snow of the year?
And if it doesn't snow where you live, what things about snow do you wish you could take part in?

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Pidg said...

My favorite is just watching it fall. I am still so mesmerized by it...I freak out and don't let the kids out so they don't mess it up...then after they bully me I let them go play and I love watching that just as much. hasn't hit us yet!

Amy said...

I always love watching the first snowfall as everything gets dusted with white. Or I love waking up in the morning to a fresh, unmarked blanket of snow. I don't like the cold, though. I'm hoping snow holds off for a few more weeks.

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said...

"if" we get snow...and we usually get some kind of dusting or a couple of inches...I just love running out and watching it fall, and watching my kids get so excited about it! Last year was the first year we had a "big" snow. 8 inchese, I think! That's A LOT for us! :)

The Arizona Russums said...

i CANNOT believe it is snowing! ugh! come visit me in Arizona! you can lay by the pool!

Digger said...

Hello! I found your blog through the Follower Fest going on at Casey's. I'm now a follower of your blog too. Wow!! It's snowing already? Reminds me of home...

Digger ~xoxo~

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I grew up where there was lots of snow every year! Two years ago we had FOUR DAYS without power because it snowed so much it tore down a power line and they couldn't get to it to fix it. Needless to say I am excited to be where there will be minimum if any snow this year now. :)

Sunny Vanilla said...

I wish I woke up to that this morning! There's something about snow falling that is so peaceful! We're still in flip flops down in the south...ugh...
Cute blog! Following you :-)

Victoria said...

My favourite part of the first snow of the year is making footprints in the snow. I also like watching it fall out the window!
New follower from follower fest

jessica dukes said...

my favorite past of the first snow is the anticipation of "will work be cancelled!!!" but i am in nashville so that actually happens! where are you? i cant believe it is snowing!!! i love your little one outside in the snow and fall leaves. haha i am a new follower from the blog hop, love your sweet blog!

Ronni said...


Winter is NOT my friend. Except for Christmas.

I'm glad your little one enjoyed it!

kinze said...

snow already ... feel like fall just started! coming from the follower fest ... nice to meet you!

meg said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! i'm following you back :) we woke up to snow this morning too! brrr. looking forward to reading all you have to share!

Stacie @ Jame said...

I'm a nre follower! I found you through followers fest! What a beautiful blog. I have a Christmas series going on with a Christmas post a day for 50 days and it just started! You should check it out!


Simply.Lovely.Things said...

New follower from Soleil Selene

Mamma of the Papada's said...

New follower via Soleil Selene!! Holy cow on the snow!! We are in San Diego and are supposed to finally getting our "Fall/Winter" winter weather aka rain this week...

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