Monday, February 1, 2010

Tennessee Snow

We got about 5-6 inches of snow at the end of last week and from what I hear, that is a LOT for around here. Someone told me the most they've had in a few years. We may get good snow a little more often in Oklahoma, but Tennessee definitely has better hills for sledding when it does snow. We have had so much fun playing the last couple of days.

There was not a sled to be bought in Sumner Co. on Friday, but we had discovered a local hardware store was expecting a truck with some on Saturday at noon. When Brent got there, there were about 50 people in line waiting for the truck! He did come home with two sleds. He was our hero!

Saturday we all got bundled up, including Thad. It was VERY cold out so we didn't last a long time. Here is Thad in his snow gear,ready for his first snow fun. He was like a little beached whale in this get up.

My boys ready to take a ride down the hill behind our house.

It's a great hill except it ends down in this brush. There is a creek down behind it too. This made me a little nervous. We got close to it a few times. It was cold and getting dark so we called it a night.
Sunday it was much warmer and so nice to be out playing! We went to our neighbors across the street who have a GREAT tall sledding hill.
There were some Jr. High boys who were out trying to sled down the hill standing up. Of course, Brent had to try it. I had to remind him we're not in Jr. High anymore and we would have some serious issues if he broke his leg, or worse!

Brent and Rhett and Hollace and her friend Tiffany.

(I really was out there and went down lots of times, but I was the only one that took pictures)

Rhett and his buddy John David. They were just the right weight and FLEW down the hill!

There were just a few spills and crashes.

Poor Thad liked the snow for about 5 minutes. (This was Sat. when it was pretty cold.) Luckily Sunday he took a REALLY long nap, so we all got to play for awhile.

Rhett was a little daredevil. He would try anything!
He played SO long and hard.

I'm happy there are no major injuries to report. Just a bloody lip (Hollace), a very near miss with some patio furniture, and some snow- packed eyes and nostrils.

The day wouldn't have been complete without some snow ice-cream. I had my gel colorings out for Thad's birthday cake, so I let them choose a color for the ice-cream. They chose YELLOW. NOT the most appetizing color for snow ice cream! But it was still YUMMY!

We all had SO much fun and can't wait for another snow in the hills!

**Thanks Dad for the AWESOME camera. I am still just figuring out the basics, but I know I got some much better action pictures than I could have with my old camera!


Dawn said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Are those socks on Thad's hands? good idea!

Leslie said...

Cute pics, love the last one especially! And yellow snow, wow, so appealing. jk. Keep 'em coming!

Samantha said...

GREAT post! i loved the action shot of the crash! sledding down a hill has to be the most fun!!!

Anonymous said...

WHAT GREAT FUN!Great pics. Brent - she's right you're not in jr hi!but it looked fun. sorry about the lip hollace. sorry we missed the fun! love grammy - hilary, I'm so thankful for the posts.

Becky said...

What fun and I'm glad you got in at least one picture! Ben say to tell Rhett this, "B E N spells Ben and come and see me." Don't know what brought that on.

Janice said...

So much for "Well they say there's more snow up in Colorado..."