Saturday, December 5, 2009

First Snow

The boys are SO excited. I was dozing on the couch while watching a movie with them when I woke up to shrieking, first from Alex, that it was snowing. Then all the boys got into the celebration and I had boys running outside in barefeet, and Owen putting on the first pair of snow boots that he could find so that he could be the first one to run through the snow.
The first thing he did was grab a big handful and EAT it. He told me a month or so ago that he was so excited for it to snow because, "snow is his favorite lunch". hmm? I guess he just loves to EAT snow.
I told him to stay away from the yellow snow... haha

Also I neglected to update and put pictures up but Billy and the boys put up the Christmas tree last weekend. The pictures of the boys decorating the tree are too fuzzy, my flash was not on because the flash washed out the pretty lights. I need to figure out my camera settings better...
But I DID manage to get a picture of all the boys sitting in front of the finished tree. What the picture thankfully didn't show is that immediately after it was taken Alex, Brayden and Owen started hitting each other again and Billy Jr threw Gabriel off his lap. *sigh*.  That's just life in a house of five boys!

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. More and more I'm hearing bad news around us. Suddenly our little issues seem so trivial and we're just thankful to have each other, a roof over our head, food in our bellies, and friends and family all around us.

And now the pictures.....

The boys after decorating the tree and before World War IV (lol)



Alex first discovering the snow. P.s. don't you love his shirt? So true...



The other boys running to the back door to see the snow.


Alex throwing out the first snow ball


Owen the first to run outside in snow boots


A happy Owen with his favorite lunch!

3 comments:

Simply, Sarah said...

Bethany,

My children told me about the snow through their shrieks on the phone today! I miss it...but am glad they're all enjoying it at your house and mine. Have a great Christmas season, and thank you for your kind comments :)

Sarah

Simply, Sarah said...

Bethany,

My children told me about the snow through their shrieks on the phone today! I miss it...but am glad they're all enjoying it at your house and mine. Have a great Christmas season, and thank you for your kind comments :)

Sarah

Beckstead Family said...

Love the new layout and the beautiful family picture! You have such a sweet family and I love your positive outlook on life. I too have friends and family going through hard times...it makes you appreciate all that you have even more!! I'm so glad we're friends! :O)