Snow, snow, and more snow. #iPPP

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Some moms will bundle up their kids and haul them all out after a storm, to get out of the house and do something.

I am not one of those moms.

We are currently on snow day #3, and it looks like the big two may not go to school tomorrow either, if it keeps snowing like it is.

I don’t have a lot to say about this. Especially since the baby woke me up at 2:00 am and then tossed and turned in my bed until 5:11 am when the school called and officially canceled for the day. It’s now 10:51 am and I haven’t quite finished my coffee yet.

So. I’ll share pictures. Because when the kids DO go outside to play in a foot of snow, it makes for some pretty good pictures. (Although, I was having camera issues so they’re not the best).

The girls are little snow bunnies, much more so than the boys. We all went out on Sunday to play and those two stayed out for at least an hour and a half.

These are about half phone pictures, half DSLR pictures.

These were from Thursday, when even my husband was off work because of all the snow. The drifts were kind of insane, as were the birds in the field behind out house. Only the girls and I went out that day.


On Sunday, all six of us went out, but like I said, the girls stayed out the longest (by far). Erv got to go out for the first time this winter. I’m not sure if he enjoyed it or not, but hubs said he didn’t want to come inside, so he must have.

Side note: Am I the only one that dresses their kids in footie pajamas to play in the snow? Erv is the only one with a snowsuit (that I can find), and footies always seem the warmest…at least on ankles.

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Thankfully, the girls have been obsessed with playing dolls together, so Henry is the only one that has been really bored this past week.

What do you do when you and your kids are stuck inside?

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65 Responses to Snow, snow, and more snow. #iPPP

  1. Elaine says:

    I'm truly in awe of that much snow. I know, I'm like a broken record. 😉 That last shot cracked me up for some reason. And I love the footie p.j.s – I think that is a great idea!

  2. Co-Pilot Mom says:

    How fun! You really have been getting a lot of snow lately. I love playing-in-the-snow pictures. We like to go outside on snow day as long as it's not snowing and blowing. If it is, we stay inside.

    • gretafunk says:

      Oh, I know. Yesterday I was SO tired after being up all night, and we got up to crazy wind and blowing snow. It settled down a lot in the afternoon, but it didn't even occur to me to send them out. I guess that's what sleep deprivation will do!

  3. Mamaintheburbs says:

    I love the snow angel pictures! Those are great! I hate snow and from your tone via Facebook, etc you seem to dislike it too;) But considering I live in MA I can't escape it and my daughter loves to play in it. I picked her up at preschool today soaking wet in her snow gear and as soon as we got home she wanted to go back outside! So of course that meant me too. I can't keep taking pictures of her in the yard in her same snow suit and hat. Boring! Your pj idea sounds better;)

    • gretafunk says:

      Haha, I know what you mean about taking the same pictures over and over! It's like that with swimming pictures in the summer, too. I don't hate snow, exactly….I just don't like having to go anywhere in it. Bundling up the kids to get to the car, then unbundling them to buckle in, then driving in it and doing it all over again. But I'm also not a fan of being stuck in the house for a week either!

  4. OMG that snow. My kids would play in it for sure. But I think I've mentioned this: I'm done with winter. So, I'm admiring your pics. But I'm not envious :) What is up with all of that snow? Is that usual for Kansas? When I think of Kansas, snow doesn't really come to mind..

    • gretafunk says:

      Kansas, being in the midwest, definitely gets four distinct seasons. And except for the last two years, when we've been in a drought, we do usually get quite a bit of snow in the winter. Not usually this much in a week, though! This winter has been weird with little snow (until now) and a lot of below freezing temps. I'm not a fan. :)

  5. Kerstin says:

    Great pictures!
    And I'm over snow as well… It's finally gone here and I have my fingers crossed it won't come back (we are pretty lucky where we live in our dry little valley, usually there is just snow all around us on the mountains)

    • gretafunk says:

      Oh, that must be nice! I don't mind snow in moderation. And it gets the kids out of the house when it's cold. But this is nuts, and I'm ready to get back into a routine!

  6. Ducky says:

    The first 10 inches I helped dig out. The most recent round of 10 inches I let the neighbor help Irishman dig out 😀 Sanity is found in adult beverages. Heh. I'm still surprised at how long the kids can last in the snow. Lil Duck LOVES it!! Your pictures are beaming with smiles. Love it!

    • gretafunk says:

      I know, right?! The girls HAVE to be freezing, but they have so much fun. I'm the only one that's done any shoveling this week. My husband clears the driveway with his truck, and I've only cleared the sidewalk and the doorways. That's more than enough for me!

  7. Amanda says:

    So much cuteness! I love the "snow cone" shot!

    • gretafunk says:

      Haha, thanks! The girls enjoyed their "treats". I asked them if they wanted to make snow ice cream and they were more interested in plain snow. Snort.

  8. funnyorsnot says:

    Oh I love it and I'm a little jealous. Actually, I only want 1 snow day. After that, I can't take the laundry!

    • gretafunk says:

      Yeah, one snow day is awesome. Four? Not so much. I'm lucky that my kids don't wear clothes in the house, and usually only go outside to play in the snow once a day. So other than the fact that I have no motivation to do the laundry that's already dirty, they don't add *too* much to it.

  9. Farrah says:

    Brrrrr. That white stuff looks chilly :) But that beautiful blue sky has me jealous!

    • gretafunk says:

      Oh, it is. The day we all went out, it wasn't bad, though, because the sun was out and there was no wind. You don't have to be jealous, today, though….the sky's not blue. It's pretty dreary. Sigh.

  10. Alison says:

    I'm so jealous!
    Says she of the tropical weather.

  11. Julia says:

    We haven't had a playable amount of snow here, just enough snow to be annoying. Looks like lots of fun.

  12. Tara says:

    I love the one with Essie (I believe) in the chair! Great pictures!

    • gretafunk says:

      Haha, yes, that's Essie! I made her sit in it because I have a picture just like it from the summer. I thought it was funny that she didn't have to climb into it, the snow was so high!

  13. Audrey says:

    OMG they are ADORABLE!!! Looks like they are having so much fun!! My son loves snow, but we only got an inch or 2 this year.

  14. xm1204 says:

    Oh my gosh, they all look so cute playing in the snow! My son hates the snow so we pretty much stay stuck inside. We try to pass the time by playing with things like blocks and finger paints. ~Xiomara of Equis Place

  15. nccarterfamily says:

    Very cute… that is a HUGE amount of snow compared to what we are use to around here

  16. So cute, I decided to join in =]

  17. Leighann says:

    Love those little pjs in the the snow.
    We just got a huge dump of snow last night and it's a mess out side. My daughter LOVES it. I don't mind it but I can't stay out there nearly as long as she can

    • gretafunk says:

      I'm SO glad that my three older kids can go outside by themselves and I can watch them from the windows. It makes a gigantic difference!!

  18. lydsrich says:

    These are some awesome pictures – I can't even imagine having that much snow! When we're stuck inside, we start cleaning. It actually works to our advantage. :)

    • gretafunk says:

      Oh, I wish that were the case here, Lydia. I do the opposite…I think I go into chore hibernation, because I don't have the energy to do ANY cleaning!

  19. Alma says:

    These pictures make me miss the days up north where we lived. Now we are south and not a hint of snow.
    Those were great times . Kids miss it too.
    Thanks for sharing !

    • gretafunk says:

      Thanks, Alma! If we moved south or to the coast, I would probably miss the seasons. Actually, I know I would. But it's hard to appreciate them when you're stuck inside, surrounding by a foot of snow. :)

  20. I am also not a snow bunny by any means but do occasionally let the kids drag me out there. They love it so much! We do feetie jams underneath snow pants :)

    • gretafunk says:

      I really need to get some snow pants or overall thingies for them….we had some somewhere but it's been so long since we've used them that I can't remember where they are! I need to find some on clearance in a month or so, for next winter.

  21. euregirlsandboys says:

    I love your snow pictures – that last one with Erv laying off to the side just cracks me up for real. And I think it's smart that you have them wear footie pajamas – I never even thought to do that. Of course we also rarely get any snow, so I haven't had to be creative.

    • gretafunk says:

      Yeah, I definitely have to get creative since I lost the other snow get-ups and haven't bought any more! We just get this much snow so rarely (it's only snowed, like four times this winter, and twice it melted right away) that I haven't thought about it.

      Erv was SO funny in the snow. He laid like that for a good five minutes and then sat up and started playing again.

  22. @irishred02 says:

    Love snow days, great pics!

  23. We only get snow days once in a blue moon here. All someone has to do is say "snow" and the entire state of TN flips out. Beautiful pictures. I think Footie Pajamas rock as snow gear. I think I would have been curled in a closet crying for my Mommy if I'd had that many days of snow.

    • gretafunk says:

      I almost did. Curl up in a closet, that is. I lived in AR for several years, and we had a huge storm while I was in college. People just parked their cars in the middle of the hilly streets and left them for, like, three days.

  24. Kristin says:

    As a Texan and southerner now for 14+ years, these pictures of snow make me happy (since I don't have to shovel it) – ha ha!

  25. Kerry says:

    I'm soooo glad to see your little ones sitll in their jammies! That's how this momma rolls!

  26. Kimberly says:

    I hate the winter, the cold, the snow, and everything that comes with it. My three youngest have never even been out in the snow to play in. Ever. Partly because I hate it, but we haven't had a snowstorm here in three years (I hope I didn't just jinx myself).

    • gretafunk says:

      When I read your comment, that surprised me, that you haven't gotten snow in NJ lately. But, I'm also VERY bad at geography, so there's that. :) I'll be sending non-snowy thoughts your way (but I do need to keep some here, obviously).

  27. Kimberly says:

    Confession: 2011 was the year we got pounded with snow after snow after snow. We were locked up in our house for days. I decided to take a shower because that is always a good thing to do when you're locked in a house. When I came out, the sliding door was wide open and Chunky was outside playing in the snow with the dog. He was wearing pj's with the footies on them.
    That's what I call a parenting win.
    So I approve of the footie pjs

  28. theaumsmama says:

    Gosh, snow is soooooo foreign to me. I look at all your pictures in awe because I cannot imagine living where it snows. Thought you might find it funny that I dress my kids in footies for the beach- like when we have a beach bonfire. Keeps them warm and the sand out of nooks and crannies :)

    • gretafunk says:

      That makes perfect sense! I don't know what I would do without the four seasons. I mean, I'm sure I would LOVE living where you do, but I grew up here. It's hard to imagine anything else!

  29. SkyWaitress says:

    Using footie pajamas to play in the snow is kind of genius! Looks like you had a lot of. Personally I enjoy about one good snow a year and then I'm over it.

  30. nerdmommathfun says:

    FOOTIE PAJAMAS!! BRILLIANT!! We live a few hours south of you, and juuuuuust missed out on any real snow – just enough to cancel night school for one night. Have to say, I got my fair share in Chicago and DON'T miss THAT a bit. The Little Scientist wasn't convinced it was worth getting excited and bundled up for – kept giving me the "are you effing kidding me about this mom?" look.

  31. Sigh. Now that it's March I'm pretty sure we're not getting any snow here in the lowlands this winter. Looks like your kids enjoyed it!

  32. bocafrau says:

    Love these shots. So very different from what I see day in and out. It looks like the kids enjoyed themselves. I was going to link up today but of course I'm too late. Story of my life lately. Time is running away from me… ugh. :)

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