Sunday, January 18, 2009

Making springtime...

Rainbow ice garden on Medicine Lake.

It finally warmed up to 20 degrees today, so we were able to get outside with the kids and actually play in the gorgeous white snow that we've only been able to look at for the last week with the sub-zero temps. Here is Lowell with his "change it to spring" shovel. Chloe was on one of the swings of the swing set you see in the background of this photo. The snow was too deep for the swing to move when I pushed her, so I shoveled some of the snow away exposing the grass below. Lowell exclaimed, "Mommy you made it spring!!" Since he could see the grass below he proclaimed it spring-time. Very cute! So here is the ever-optimistic Lowell digging away in the deep snow to find springtime. He has a ways to go....
Hope you found just a little bit of springtime in your day!
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tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh my gosh...all that snow is sooooo beautiful!

M ^..^

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

I love the things kids say.....sometimes their simple perspective is so refreshing. Spring can't come soon enough.....I'm ready for some tulips and daffodils!


Chloe Rose

Lilli said...

So Cute :) Our snow has finally disappeared, and after a week of fog the sun came out today. I kept feeling like Spring was on the way, just the contrast between 2 weeks ago and a bit of sun today

Starlene said...

I love the things kids come up with. They provide so much perspective, don't they? You are so courageous to brave the cold. I tried yesterday but brrrrr!

Linda Crispell said...

Kari- Please make Spring come here!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Stranger!

Just popping in to say hello and wish you a happy (belated) new year! I always love getting caught up on your pretty blog. Love your journal pages below.

Hey... let's trade. You can come here to the 80's and 90's and I'll be happy to bundle up and get some super-chilly weather in your neck of the woods!

Take care,


knackstudio said...

this is too cute!!

I did a plug today over at knack for the year of color blog! I'm enjoying it so much!! Thanks for putting it together and working so hard!!

Have a good one, and stay warm!! xo

Jerri junque said...

I love the snow, mainly because I live in Alabama. And when we do see snow it is only a dusting. But once in awhile we see snow like you have. Thinking of spring can only make matter better. Hang in there, Spring is getting closer everyday.

Sweetina said...

I'm with Holly...I'll trade you...even for an afternoon! Last night i had the ac on. Ugh...we need more cold!
Love Lowell's comment! What a Sweetheart!
The ice from Medicine Lake is gorgeous!!!

Sarah said...

That's so sweet to dig for Spring! Keep going Lowell!