do you want to build a snowman?

by kacia on 3 Mar ’14 · 6 comments


We woke up yesterday morning to bit of snow on the ground, cars spinning and slipping on the road out front, and the realization that the 2014 Pittsburgh Snowpocalypse would probably be a bit of a bust.  As of Saturday, the predictions had already gone from 12 inches to a w hopping 2.  And from the looks of the heavy snowfall, it was all coming in the morning–which turned out to be true.  Seeing how nonexistent the snowplows seemed to be, however, we decided to stay home and lay low.

I’ve been carrying a bit of mom guilt this winter about Harlow’s lack of time spent in the snow.  Whoops.  Let’s just say her love for the white, cold stuff didn’t come from me.

Pittsburgh hasn’t exactly played too nice this winter: when we’ve had snow…it’s been ridiculously cold.  When it’s warm enough to go outside {in my opinion, of course} all of the snow has already melted.  We’ve attempted making a snowman a few times, but the snow hasn’t really been cooperating all that well.

So with Frozen on her mind, Harlow woke up determined to build a snowman. 

Unfortunately it was still a bit chilly, and the snow wasn’t sticking too well, so in the words of Harlow,

it’s okay! We just make a tiny one.

So Andy carefully crafted the cutest Olaf face for their tiny snowman while I ran inside to find something for the eyes.  {Harlow had a carrot in one hand for his nose, while she happily munched on the carrot in her other hand.}  I came out wondering where our furry fellow was, only to find he’d snuck out of the yard.  So while Andy wrangled the little guy, I successfully ruined the cutest Olaf the snowman had while trying to get the carrot to stick.

I told you snow was not my thing. 

So we carried on with a tiny snowman, sans face, to relieve my mommy guilt of Harlow not having any fun snow memories this year. :)

And then I ran inside because I was already cold while they continued to play in the back and shovel the front sidewalk.  Don’t worry, I had hot chocolate and lunch waiting for them when they came back inside — see?  Someone needs to stay inside to prep! :)

When I first came outside to join then, Harlow needed to show me her carrot nose — you can’t see the carrot, of course, but those are some impressive cross eyes!

IMG_6889IMG_6902IMG_6931IMG_6917IMG_6946IMG_6945snowy harlowIMG_6953the tiny snowman

to spring!



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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlie H. March 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

Those pictures of Harlow’s face against the window are cracking me up. She is oh so precious.


kacia March 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

isn’t she ridiculous? Of course it means that I, of course, went inside once again while they braved the cold!! I am so not a cold gal! :)


Charlie H. March 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I’m not either, don’t worry! I like my warmth! I can only do the snow for so long. Her face makes me laugh cause I always do that to my friends cars. hah


Mema March 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The picture of her against the window made me burst out laughing! I’m glad she’s getting some memories of the snow. Pop pop and I shoveled and blew snow this morning. We got about 8 inches, I think. I keep telling myself that it can’t last long now. But it is very cold. Miss you all.


kacia March 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm

we maybe got 2!!!! and it’s almost all melted today — you guys are CERTAINLY getting hit a lot harder than we are this winter!!


Nadine March 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm

LOVE the kissy face window pics!! xo!


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