Sunday, October 30, 2011

This is a Halloween First - A Snow Ghost!!!

We lost power yesterday afternoon due to the record-breaking FALL blizzard that was showing us no mercy. I am talking heavy, wet snow (coming down sideways), wind, gloomy sky - it was something else. My attitude went from bad to worse. I was already so far behind on laundry and housework with Noah being sick this week and then all of the fall festivities at school. Now snow and no power? Not happy.

When the power flickered on three hours later, I was SO relieved and grateful...and decided that I'd better not whine about the snow anymore. We were warm. We were safe. We could make chocolate (aka almond bark)-covered peanut butter crackers. (That's what I call comfort food.)

Still, I admit, I wasn't looking forward to trudging out in the snow today - piling on layers....finding hats, gloves, scarves...pulling on snow boots...and I wasn't sure if we should after poor Abby spiked a fever last night out of the blue.  But the sun was shining, the wind wasn't blowing, and she was begging (since her fever had returned to normal) so I told the kids we could go out for a little while.

And I tell ya, I don't know what came over me, maybe the kids' excitement and enthusiasm finally rubbed off but I had this grand idea...

We made a SNOW GHOST - complete with Oreo eyes! Who would have thunk it - right? 

Just like going trick-or-treating in snow boots, school being cancelled, and another surprise for the kids I'll have to reveal later - this will definitely be a Halloween full of firsts. 


Happy Trick-or-Treating! 

9 comments:

Kat said...

That is so cute!!!! What a great idea! Good job, mama!

And another surprise to reveal later? Now you have me curious. ?????

The Dolls Are Alright said...

I love how you turned what could have been a really bad day into something so special - a snow ghost. How fun is that and what a sweet memory for you and your little ones!

Emmy said...

Glad you only lost power for three hours. It
Sounds like it was a horrific storm. And good for you for making it a fun thing. That Halloween snow ghost is awesome!!!

Chelle said...

I'm so sorry about the blizzard--but am happy the power came back on shortly after!

And I LOVE the snow ghost--seriously adorable!

Random Recycling said...

Great snow ghost! It was very strange to say "Stay out of the snow" while we were trick or treating tonight.
(visiting f/ 5 Mins for Mom linky)

Impossible Mom said...

Wow! Snow for Halloween!! O m g!

amanda said...

adorable!!! seriously sooo fun!! a halloween you will never forget!!

Jessie Oliveros said...

That's amazing! Don't you live in Chicago now? I forget. We had October snow one year when I lived in Kansas City. But now I'm in South Texas, and it was 80 degrees on Halloween. I miss snow.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Oooohhh!! What's the surprise!?!?

I love the ghost!