In the winter of 2010 we had our first big snow while living in Memphis. On the last day of the snow we scooped up a big cup full of it and put it in our freezer to take to our niece and nephew. Then we forgot about it.
So it stayed in our freezer until January of 2011 when we had our next big snow. Our friends came over and we had a huge snowball fight and then one of us remembered the snow in the freezer. We decided that it was high time to pull it out. The guys were building a giant snow dinosaur and the fistfull of year-old-snow was the perfect addition. And so Rexie came to life.
Isn’t Rexie amazing?! So before Rexie melted, the guys decided that we needed to save a piece of him for the next big snow. So they dug out his heart (the general area of where they had put the snow from the previous year) and we put it in a plastic baggie in the freezer.
We’ve had at least a little bit of snow every year over the past 4 years, but mostly we just get lots and lots of ice. Yesterday, however, we finally got a solid enough snow to break out the heart of Rexie and to resurrect him in turtle king form.
That’s Christopher holding Rexie’s heart! Ready to put it into the snow turtle king we built!
Christopher bringing turtle Rexie to life with the frozen heart of his ancestor from 4 years before. 😉 He’s not quite as imposing as his dinosaur grandfather, but he was still fun to create! 🙂
I was so glad Abby was here to have a fun snow day with us! And I’m guessing today will be snow day part two since the roads still aren’t clear. Hooray! 🙂
Oreo LOVES the snow! So much more than the ice we’ve been getting. He loves to eat it and run crazy through it. He cracks us up with how much he wants to be out in it all the time. Poor baby gets SO cold, though! He starts shivering after 15 minutes tops every time. Christopher kept making snowballs and then throwing them out in the yard for Oreo to “fetch”. Poor Oreo never understood why he couldn’t find the ball after they would hit the ground (and disintegrate). We all had a great day together!
If you have a pet, does he or she like to be out in the snow?
Have you ever kept snow in the freezer?
Does the song “Do you want to build a snowman?” get stuck in anyone else’s head on snow days?