Snow Day

by Stefani on 18-December-2007

“Softly, genly in the secret night,
Down from the North came the quiet white.
Drifting, sifting, silent flight,
Softly, gently in the secret night.

White snow, bright snow, smooth and deep.
Light snow, night snow, quiet as sleep.
Down, down, without a sound;
Down, down, to the frozen ground.

Covering roads and hiding fences,
Sifting in cracks, and filling up trenches.
Millions of snowflakes, tiny and light,
Softly, gently, in the secret night.”

(by Alvin, Tresselt, excerpted from “White Snow, Bright Snow”)

Yep, that’s what we were going for, silently falling flakes of wonder… breaking out the shaving cream, whipping off shirts and headed out to create a winter wonderland despite temps in the upper 70s.

A Snowball, Of Sorts

Hmmm, okay well maybe we didn’t quite get “quiet as sleep” or “frozen ground” and it would have taken far more cans for “hiding fences.” No, there will be no sledding or building of snowmen,
but we sure had fun.

Spreading it all over the yard,

Path O' Snow?

and ourselves.

Frosty Mohawk

Shaving Cream Do

Smearing and drawing in it; rolling and sliding through it.

A New Artisitc Medium.

As an added bonus, our skin is smooth and minty fresh now too.
Ya don’t get that from real snow, now do ya?

Randi December 18, 2007 at 7:47 pm

No smooth and minty fresh with snow, for sure, just chapped and slightly frozen. Enjoy your warm days with the boys!

Pippa December 18, 2007 at 8:32 pm

Wow, that looked like fun! We never get snow here in my part of the world, and Christmas Day is usually a sweltering hot summer day on which only cold food is served, and lots of ice cream, of course!

The only “White” in “Christmas” we get is the thousands of little white butterflies migrating this time of year, drifting and fluttering towards the north.

(I assume daddy is growing a beard for the festive season now? 🙂

Sarah Jackson December 18, 2007 at 9:21 pm

Fun! You’re way warmer than we are now – we’ve hit winter with highs in the 60’s. Brr!! We even had to pull out pants to wear with our flip flops. 🙂

I find it harder to “do” Christmas here where it’s warm than where it was really winter. It just doesn’t feel the same.

erin December 19, 2007 at 4:05 am

i have always loved playing with shaving cream! what a great day!

Tracy December 19, 2007 at 5:33 am

Well, that sure is a creative way to have a snow day! Psst, a little bit of snow is on it’s way to you today…

Alicia A. December 19, 2007 at 6:08 am

you are the coolest mom ever. EVER.

Diane December 19, 2007 at 6:13 am

No, definitely not smooth and minty fresh here! I can’t believe you can play outside without your shirts on!!! (Well, not YOU, I presume, but your boys…) it’s unthinkable. It hasn’t gotten above freezing in weeks and weeks! Maybe we could arrange a trade? You could have some real snow and we could have some shaving cream snow…

beki December 19, 2007 at 7:33 am

Ha! On one of our upcoming warm days I’m definitely letting my kiddos do this!!

cloth.paper.string December 19, 2007 at 11:00 am

fantastic!

Molly December 19, 2007 at 6:19 pm

My Austin sister and I were in Michigan this past weekend… we were actually snowed in! I’m going to post some pictures in a little bit. Feel free to shiver along with me…. 🙂

Molly December 19, 2007 at 6:19 pm

My Austin sister and I were in Michigan this past weekend… we were actually snowed in! I’m going to post some pictures in a little bit. Feel free to shiver along with me…. 🙂

Lina December 20, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Fancy coming our way? 4 feet of it. No joke!

kelly December 22, 2007 at 2:41 am

oh i forgot how much fun this was! thank you thank you for reminding me of shaving cream fun! -kb

lynn December 22, 2007 at 7:05 pm

What fun!

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