Thursday, January 6, 2011

Where'd the Snowman Go?

Because I read a lot of blogs, I have developed some blog friends who live in winter wonderlands. (Shout out to Jen!) As beautiful as the snow looks, this southern girl can't even imagine how hard it must be to get kids dressed and out the door for school in blizzard conditions. It's hard enough to get their flip-flops on down here.
Living near the Gulf coast of east Texas, snow is something we only read about in books or hear about on the news.  Oh, about every 4 years, we get a few flurries that freak us out in a good way,  but the flurries never make enough impact to be called snow.  Goodness knows we all pray for a snow day....but that never happens.  Never the less, when discussing seasons, the winter season is described and illustrated with bare trees, snowflakes and snowmen.

A little hands-on activity today involved making snowmen.  Every child started with 3 white squares in different sizes along with the colored paper to make the hat, scarf, nose, eyes and stick arms.  See if you can tell which snowman lives in Houston, Texas.

It ain't easy being a snowman around here.


  1. That is priceless! What a free thinker.
    Honestly, I can not imagine winter without the cold and snow. Celebrating Christmas where it is warm with palm trees etc just makes me depressed. Bu,t I'm not against giving it a try if my Husband gets a job in a warm sunny location :).

  2. too cute!! I'm in the Midwest so I can't imagine a winter of no snow whatsoever either, speaking of which, I personally like layering sweaters and coats more than taking them off all my clothes from the heat! LOL

  3. Love that!

    You let me know when you're ready to come play in the snow with me. Although honestly my idea of playing in the snow is walking to the coffee shop and watching it snow from the warmth of my window seat.

  4. Priceless, for sure!!! You will have to fill me in. You are so clever; "Guess which one is the Houston snowman?" Love it. Thanks for another laugh.


  5. Too funny! I so have winter envy of y'all. I guess the grass is always greener or whiter!