17 January 2012

That cold white stuff is pretty awesome.

Finally!! We got the snow that the weatherman have been predicting! I LOVE snow. We don't get a lot around the Seattle area, but when we do - it's gorgeous and awesome. Granted, people go totally nutso because no one can drive in the snow and people freak out and go to the grocery store and stock up on food storage like we're about to get hit by a meteor... but... oh well. I'm not really afraid of driving in the snow, my car does fine and I know the general rules of thumb. So I'm never truly "home-bound" unless there is some serious ice, then I am a little more conservative with my driving.

Anyway, enough about all that!

Yesterday, we had gotten our first little bit of snow (about an inch or two). So it really only made sense to invite some friends over to play! The morning started off at iHop for breakfast. It was yum. The boys were hilarious at the restaurant, they were trying to "out laugh" each other. This went on for 5-10 minutes. They got louder and louder to the point where people started to get annoyed. It was pretty hilarious, wish I had video of it.

After breakfast, we came back to our house to play in the snow and drink hot cocoa.

I think it's pretty safe to say that Bennett LOVES the snow. He thoroughly enjoyed all of the snowball fights, slipping & sliding around on the ice, chasing his buddy Dane around, and eating the snow.

Get ready cause this post is about to vomit like 4483 photos :-)




This was not a snowball that was thrown at him. He actually took a snowball and crammed it into his own face. What a silly goose!



"I'm gonna get you!"


SNOWBALL fight!!








{ Me, Bennett, Dane & Kiara }

I'm so thankful to have such a wonderful friend in Kiara. She's always up for anything, and she is so easy to be around, easy to talk to... and I can completely be myself around her. That's rare. I just love her. And it totally doesn't hurt that she's got an adorable little boy just 4 days older than Bennett. I love watching the boys play together and am so excited for the friendship that *i hope* will develop between them!

Here's to MORE SNOW and more time with good friends!

19 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh how fun - it's shots like this that make me wish for snow.

Uwmomma said...

I love the snow too!! I'm trying to get in to work today in hopes that I will have the rest of the week off ;)
Bennett and Dane are too cute playing in the snow! I love these pictures!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

Hahahah, I just wrote a post about how much I hate snow and dread going out to play in it.

These pictures are freaking ADORABLE!!! I love the happy faces and flying snow!

Tara said...

such beautiful photos! And it looks like those little boys have a blast together!  What an awesome friendship you have! :)

Lindsay said...

Such beautiful pictures!  I miss the snow!

Kiara Buechler said...

Gah!  I have video of the laugh competition, but it is on the camera I left at your house!  Yesterday was so much fun, as always!  Hoping for more snow so we can get the boys together again to play in it!

Amanda M. said...

What fun pictures!

Karin said...

Cute pictures. You can see they are having so much fun!

theplanetpink said...

It looks so fun, but I'm glad it's you and not me.  After our "Snowmageddan" last year, I'm happy that we haven't seen more than a 1/2 of the white stuff this year.

molly said...

Oh, those photos are beautiful in the snow. You know? I've never figured out how to take photos in the snow. They are always over-exposed. You should do a tutorial on that!

casey said...

oh my goodness Mandy these pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the shot of you and your little man and I love the feel of the snow captured as it falls and you all enjoying it! SO beautiful!

Misty said...

Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your pictures. I wish we had some snow. Such sweet pictures.

Alissa said...

Those pictures are just adorable! I would love to get some new ones of Bennett. If you are thinking of getting any printed, let me know cause I want some!
I love that last one of you and Kiara too!

amy@agoodlife said...

those pictures are priceless!!  i love how much bennett LOVES the snow... he is such a cutie!

Heather kale said...

These pictures are so cute. Bennett is cracking up laughing! I also agree it is so nice having someone to hang out with who has a child so close to yours. It makes for easy and fun playdates and gatherings.

Nicolette Springer said...

Beautiful images! Your little man is so cute. No white stuff for us in the south but we did get some beach pics the other day ;)

Libbybonjour said...

im so jealous! no white stuff here! enjoy! and i love all the pictures as always! such sweet smiles.

Branson said...

Too much cuteness... can't even form a real comment, haha. I have been overwhelmed with the adorable-ness ;) 

Chelsea @The Curly Cues said...

So cute! I love Bennett's face!