Monday, December 14, 2009

Amos' First Snowman

Yesterday after church, in an effort to get Anna to stay longer, we decided to make a snowman in our front yard.  The snow was perfect for snowman making, and Amos had been asking to play in the "knows" for a while.

It didn't hurt that The Children's Place gave us a free snowman kit when I bought some sweaters there last week.  The kit was cool, it had charcoal eyes, a carrot nose, a scarf, a pipe, and a mouth.  There were some more charcoal buttons, but Amos lost them at the mall.

The kit awaiting the man to be made:

Amos was an awesome helper.  He wanted to be right in the middle of all the action.  He absolutely loved playing in the "knows."

Eric proved to be the best snowman maker, even though he didn't want to do it.  He takes issue with how rolling the snowman messes up the pristine snow covered lawn.  He has a point:

 I have to admit, I am a really big fan of yesterday afternoon.  I think it makes all the difference to have the right "gear" like my sorels, and my pearls:

The finished product was way taller than we intended.  Amos fell over backwards when he tried to look at it:

Oh yeah, and Maggie slept through the whole thing. 


julie said...

Beautiful. We will have to drive by and see it. We are yet to touch our beautifully covered backyard. Maybe after finals.

Bruce said...

For some reason I want to break out in song-AMOS the Nowman was a jolly happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.

Laura Horne said...

Oh, Pop, you should have been here!

Julie, you should come over and play in our yard so you don't have to mess up yours. Good luck with finals!

Anonymous said...

How fun, I love that Amos got so into it.