Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Day!

















Today we picked Ella up from school at lunchtime. My header is the mitten decorations on the windows that the little kids had made. I promised her that as soon as we all had lunch she could make a snowman and play in the snow. And did she ever!! She is showing you how much fun it is outside and beckoning for you to join her. The snowman came out pretty good, considering we could only find a paper bowl for the hat and tomatoes and rocks for the face! For some reason, she insisted on naming him Harold! After that, her hat came down over her eyes, and yet she made snow angels, had a snowball fight, and ran around like it was nothing. I don't know how she could see!! Every so often, she would stop and eat some snow, and I would yell at her to STOP! So I got some clean snow and made snow cream when she came in, yum! Her rosy red cheeks were a joy to behold. Not so for Harold, who was melting fast. RIP, Harold.

"The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. The heavens proclaim his righteousness, and all the peoples see his glory." Psalm 97:5,6

34 comments:

LC said...

Ella is a lovely little snow sprite. Harold is not so bad either! Never had snow cream. Having a blessed weekend!

LC said...

Hey, your header didn't show up when i first visited and left comment. The snow tree was still up. The mitten window decor is great!

From the Kitchen said...

Cute--the snowman and Ella!!

Best,
Bonnie

Karin said...

Oh, the wonderful memories of Snow Day when the kids were young! You've captured some great shot! So it was warm enough for poor Harold to melt right away - oh, my!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Ella is having so much fun, it almost makes me wish we had more snow....notice I said almost! Poor Harold, here today gone tomorrow.

Regina said...

You can't ask for more..really- these photos are adorable!! Her very own snowman! I can see how you could be pretty imaginative.
Ya..they have all the energy don't they?! Lovely artsy header too.. she's just beautiful Ginny!

Nature Rambles said...

To see such joy on a child's face...it's wonderful! Such lovely photos...Harold is cute too!

Have a great Saturday!!

Arti said...

Bliss... The joy on her face is amazing... Well happy kids are so much fun, they instantaneously bring a smile on our face as well...
Harold is a cute name, almost like a detective or something!!
Have a great weekend:)

DawnTreader said...

Harold looks as happy in Ella's company as she in his, even though his life is not likely to last very long...

Neal said...

Believe it or not I can remember the good old days when I loved to get out in the snow and play. It's obvious that she's having a great time.

Tracy said...

Harold is quite the unique character and Ella looks as if she had a ball! Isn't it fun for little ones to help us feel like children again?
The mittens are so so sweet...and very enchanting!
Thanks Ginny and have a blessed day!

Remington said...

GREAT pics! Now that is my kind of fun!

Sandra said...

the smile on her face has my smile hurting my face it is so big. joy joy joy is what the photos say to me. children can take the everyday ordinary and make is special. like the mittens in the window shot. my kind of shot...

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of Ella enjoying the snow. Ah, the joy of being young. We haven't seen many snowmen down here -- it was too cold to pack while we had snow, and now the snow is gone. But I'm sure we'll be getting more.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - she is so cute - and she made such a cute snowman - and you love her so much. She is so lucky to have you as her grandmother!

Love,
sandie

Stephanie V said...

Fun in the snow - so easy for little ones. Or kids at heart! That snowman is priceless - all the better for being non-traditional. And Harold is a perfectly non-traditional name for a snowman, too!

Kim-Stuff could always be worse said...

So cute Ella and the snowman!

WhatKarenSees said...

What a joy to watch little ones who are always 'in the moment'. Enjoying life to the fullness, not worrying about the past or future. What a blessing to be thankful for this day, this moment!!!!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Those mittens are so cute! And that snowman too. And Ella!!

Doris Sturm said...

Ella is a little "snow" angel herself - she's simply adorable...and the snowman turned out really fun - Harold is perfect!

What is snow cream?

Fred Alton said...

The pictures of little Ella playing in the snow are adorable! I have a mental picture of her rosy red cheeks, laughter and bright smile as she came inside and started with the snow cream!

Mary said...

That is one happy little girl. It makes me feel good to watch her play. You asked what the difference between dulce de lech and caramel is. Caramel is made from sugar syrup. Dulce de leche is made from a mixture of milk and sugar that is cooked until it forms a sauce. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

S. Etole said...

Love the childlike exuberance ... the joy of the moment!

Stacey Dawn said...

This just makes me smile - what fun she had!

Ann said...

She looks like she is having so much fun. I remember a time (long long ago) when I could stay out in the snow for hours and never seemed to feel the cold. Now I can't stand just running from the front door to the car...lol

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

It looks like she was having a blast.I guess snowmen don't have as long a life in your area as they do here.
Ruth

LV said...

Snow days are wonderful for the children. This precious little girl seems to be really enjoying it.

Ann said...

Ella is so cute. tell her, when I was 20 and first arrive in Canada, I too ate some snow.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Oh so cute! Both Ella and that snowman! Great post! Have a super Sunday tomorrow & stay warm! By the way, we hit 61 degrees here in Cumberland County, TN - Amazing!

srp said...

Nothing more adorable than seeing kids playing in the snow. And quite a nice snowman as well.

Mom Daughter Style said...

ilove the pictures. she is so cute, she looks like she is enjoying herself a lot

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That Ella is such a cutie, Ginny... Looks like she really enjoyed the snow. Love the snowmen... CUTE!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such happy photos! I loved to play in the snow when I was a child!

ruthi said...

awwww... so cute! Kids love winter. I can't blame them... they don't need to plow and shovel. LOL. Keep warm Ginny.