Saturday, December 7, 2013

Our Fantastic, Sad, Little Snowman

We didn’t get as much snow as expected, but it was enough to have some fun sledding down the little hill in front of our house. This is the first winter that I'm sure our daughter will begin developing some memories of making snow angels, sledding, and bringing snowmen to life--and our first snowman attempt had me chuckling! Not quite enough wet snow so we had to keep him tiny in stature. The stone eyes were too big for the face and Ava’s hat a size too large. But with that carrot button-nose, overall, we like our fantastic, sad, little snowman.

14 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

You guys had fun. That's the important thing.

David Cranmer said...

Amen, brother.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's a beautiful snowman especially for the memory you've made.

Ron Scheer said...

Great post. You and Ava got me recollecting my father building a big snowman in our yard after a heavy snowfall, and doing most of the work for me because I was still just a little kid. My memory of him that day is that he was having fun, not something he often allowed himself.

David Cranmer said...

So true, Leah.

Ron, Your dad being a kid again--what an awesome memory! And I need to get just a tiny bit bigger sled. So I can hop on as well.

Charles Gramlich said...

I can see him coming to life.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

David, that's a nice little snowman. I wish I could build one. There's nothing more fulfilling than being with the family and doing something together.

David Cranmer said...

Charles, Hopefully similar to Dr. Who's "The Snowmen." As long as I win the fight and how hard can it be with a tiny snowman, right?

Prashant C. Trikannad, I may be able to send some your way. Hang on...

Dyer Wilk said...

Far from abominable, but a great one all the same.

Mates said...

Very small and sweet, Just like your little coconut!! Any sledding pics?

Chris said...

Halfling the Snowman.

David Cranmer said...

No sledding pics yet, Mates. But we have gone sledding just about every day and she loves it. Yesterday, I even got on board!

He now has a name, Chris. Thanks. My charmers will get a kick out of that.

David Cranmer said...

Dyer, yeah. This abominable could only terrorize small insects at the most.

Sarah Laurence said...

Abominable snowman meet the adorable snowgirl. It's not sad, it's fun.