A few weeks ago, we had a big snow storm that dropped a little over a foot of snow in two days. We haven't gotten much snow this year which is a little unusual, so, with this January snow storm, the kids were ready to get outside and build a snowman. I too was excited to build our first snowman of the winter and had grand ideas about how awesome he would look in our front yard...you know...kind of like a Christmas card. Our plan was to roll three perfect snow balls, stack them on each other just so, add the perfect face (bark-eyes, carrot-nose, grapes-mouth--all decided and picked out before we headed out) and finish it off with a cute blue striped scarf. This was going to be the best snowman EVER!!!
Like all best laid plans, that didn't happen. After the snow storm, the weather warmed up a bit and we got a fresh layer of ice on top of the snow. Every time we tried to start a big snowball, the snow would crumble and fall off. It was impossible to roll a snowball (it was however really good snowball making snow for a snowball fight.) So, instead of our perfect snowman we built a tiny "snow blob" with a head. We all worked together to pile the snow into a blob and formed a nice round head out of the snow. Those carefully picked out face parts still donned our "blob" and that blue striped scarf really did finish him off.