Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snow Day

It finally happened.  We got the snow the boys had been longing for so badly a week ago.  We only got around 5 inches, but it was packed and hard, perfect snow for sledding.
 Pierce had a great time sledding.  Every time he sledded though, Cort screeched in horror.  He was scared Pierce would get hurt.  Then Cort wouldn't even let Reid get NEAR the sled.  Poor Reid.  He had to watch from a distance.
 But he didn't seem to upset about it.  Even though his hands got cold because he refused to wear his gloves.
 After Cort successfully shoved down Reid twice, averting him from the horrific sled, he stood at the top of the hill and screamed at the rest of us.  COME ON GUYS.  I DON'T LIKE SNOW.  I WANT TO GO INSIDE. 

Mean mom that I am, I made him walk down to check on the horses with me.  Sometimes they get balls of snow in their hooves, which is painful for them.  They didn't have any snowballs this time, so I just gave them some hay to munch on.  Looking at those tubby bellies, I probably didn't even need to do that, ha ha.

I was hoping that Cort would be in a good enough mood to try to get a picture of all 3 boys in the snow.  But he was still mad and yelling on and on about going inside.  I took a couple of pictures like this:
And then I decided to call it a day.  We all went inside to eat macaroni and cheese for lunch.  At least two of them had fun!

44 comments:

Heather said...

It has been so cold here that we haven't been able to go outside at all. Instead the kids just watch the snow from inside the house and wish they could be outside. Now, of course, we are going from below zero to 50 degrees and pouring rain in a span of a few days, so the snow will be gone, and we still won't be able to be outside! I'm hoping the rain just stays away, because getting outside on a sunny 50 degree day in january would be nice! Oh, and my kids never want to leave their gear on either :-)

Steve Surratt said...

Cort's expression reminds me of something my uncle Meyr would say: "Oy Vey, what's wrong with you people!"

Buttons said...

The song "Two out of three ain't bad" comes to mind. :) B

That Janie Girl said...

Snow is fun! At least y'all have it!

We rarely have snow.

Your boys are gorg-a-mous!!!

Karen said...

LOL...oooh boy(s).

Love your pic of the horses, by the way -

Kerri said...

2 out of 3 aint bad :) Still - that last shot is a pic to treasure :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I know a third boy that would love to have played with your guys.

Cat said...

That Cort is a man after my own heart :-) HATE snow!!!!

andy said...

Looks like fun times !!!! Have a wonderful day

Arti said...

Ah! What beautiful pictures. The last one takes the cake! Glad you all enjoyed, have a lovely week Lisa :)

Chatty Crone said...

I don's like snow either! Two out of three - is good.

Sally said...

Awww, those sweet boys. Love the pics, and reading about their snow day. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Oh good lord -- how do you do it girl? I had to laugh at your photos. Sorry.

:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That last shot made me lol. Hope the remaining 2/3 enjoyed their time in the snow. Cute story.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Poor Cort! Bless his little concerned heart! I'm glad y'all got enough snow to go sledding. We didn't get that much in Central Virginia. :-(

Magnolia Holler said...

Your boys look like they're having so much fun! The storm just missed us, we were suppose to get 3-6" and ended up with a dusting! Luckily my son was able to play in the surprise 2" we had Thursday morning!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Poor Cort.... not everyone is a snow bunny I guess. I probably would have been right there beside him yelling the exact same thing.. Let's go inside!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

poor boy was so stressed!

Sandy said...

I agree with Cort! I don't like snow either...Although, I find it sweet that he was afraid of Pierce getting hurt.

A Quiet Corner said...

And the majority rules! The horses look good, Baby Girl as do the boys and that snow...:)JP

Out on the prairie said...

We often played until our hands were so cold we couldn't unbutton our coats hardly.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Yes, two outta three ain't bad! Haha, poor Cort.

Glad the horses were comfy.

Valerie said...

Cort reminds me of Amy and how she acted when she was three. We bought one of those Bowflex exercise machines, and every time I tried to work out on it Amy would throw herself across my legs and scream. She was afraid I'd get hurt. Stuart was allowed to use it though, but not me! We still have it, and she still hates it:)

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de belas crianças na neve....
Cumprimentos

Renae at simple sequins said...

Lisa, hey! I'll gladly give you about 13 inches of our 18 inches anyday, and twice on Sundays. Too much snow here.

Your sons are darling.

Ginny said...

Well first, we live very close, and yet we did not even get an inch!! These pictures are a SCREAM!! Hey, I made a double entende! It is really Cort who makes the whole blog today! And the pictures would not be half as good without his grumpy complaining. In years to come, this will be a wonderful and funny memory!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

He just tickles me to no end with his quirks!

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Our Neck of the Woods said...

Awww, such cute photos. Now you have a funny story to tell when Cort is older and his friends are over :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Awe too bad he does not like snow.
We have had it off and on for a bit. We need a good snow so I can make a snowman with my grandson.

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

So cute! I miss having a snow day :(

Michelle said...

Poor Cort!

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how cute... When you have 3 sons, one of them always has to be 'different'.... I've been there ---done that!!!! ha

Adorable photos and glad you got some snow. All we got was ice.
Hugs,
Betsy

Angela said...

That is hilarious! My kids love the snow. We only got a dusting.

Michael Manning said...

Oh, Lisa! This had me laughing by the end of the post! Save that photo and you'll all have years of laughter to enjoy!!! :D)

Barbara said...

Two out of three isn't bad! I love that last picture.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This story reminds me of our old neighbor girl who was terrified of GRASS. In the whole neighborhood. No idea why.

Barbara Shallue said...

Despite the tears, that looks like so much fun! What a great place to be a kid!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hooray for a snow day. Nothing brothers getting along....not!
The horses are gorgeous.

Linda said...

Looks like so much fun!

Myya said...

Those are some of the cutest pictures ever! I loooove the snow, LOVE IT! We didn't get any this year, maybe in the next month??? Last year we got a bit in Feb & even a dab in March so who knows.

Michaela said...

you have horses?

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Great pictures!

Lin said...

That's funny--there is always somebody who is not happy! UGH.

The snow is lovely! We still haven't gotten much this winter. I'm coming over to sled, okay??