Wednesday, July 15, 2009

what's with all the white stuff?......

how cool does the snow look on the roof and hand rails......
these were the icicles from our roof, they look so pretty, yet I wouldn't want to be standing under them when they decided to fall...
no rest from work - even on the ski slopes....
Last week we ventured up to Mt Hotham for a few days to meet with friends. I haven't been to the snow for years - let a lone with kids, so it was a big production to even get there. Of course as usual, I packed too much and forgot the baby carrier, but all in all it was a fun time.
It was so weird to be all of a sudden in an 'all white terrain' - with alien looking beings scooting past you on their skis and snowboards. 
I kept looking at the kids faces for their reaction of what was going on around them. They just had these 'mmmmm, weeeeiiiirrrd' looks on their little frost bitten faces.....well actually not frostbitten, we were very warm, and the sun was shining and it felt amazing. 
Maybe next time I might go down a hill or two!

The most exciting part was building the snowman. I had BIG ideas on how I envisaged it to look. I had the kids all worded up to help and gave them all a job to do....but slowly....one by one....they dropped off like flies and lost interest - so it was left to me to finish the job. 
Actually they didn't really even start, I took over and had so many demands from their little beings that they couldn't keep up with the workload!
I am happy with the outcome. The shape of his head was great, I just wished I had extra time to give him a perfect round tummy like the books........
So I have been working on how to improve on my work, and as you can see by the arrows drawn - I just need to round off a few bits at the bottom and pack a scarf and a top hat and he will be perfect. 
Mmmmmm I think I need to go there now and finish it off.

5 comments:

Little Pinwheel said...

he is lovely! did you name him? Looks like you had a great time :) My daughter is wanting to go to the snow, maybe next year.

kelly said...

No I didn't name him, I was too tired after all the digging - seeing I was doing all the work!! I will next time though.
You should go for sure, it isn't a big mission as we sometimes make it as. Just hire all the gear for them (shoes, suit etc) and we just put him in longjohns, warm socks and goggles and he was good to go!

Jodie said...

Oh I am very jealous, we said last year that we would try to get to the snow this year but it just hasn't happened. Maybe if it gets cold enough here in the hills :-)

Mee a Bee said...

That is fantastic!! it's so hot here I am so jealous

Leah Chapman said...

Awww, thats a great photo of Wayne and Lachie, he looks so much like Lucas as a baby. I have such gorgeous nephews!!