Do You Want To Build a Snowman? I Do! And Did!

Lotta Snow
Check out the snow on the roof and the chimney to get an idea of the height we got.

Apparently Mother Nature is a huge Disney fan. How else can you explain the release of Frozen just a few months ago and what’s gotta be the craziest, coldest, wackiest winter we’ve had in NY in years?

Today was the 3rd snow day the kids had in just a week or so! It started early this morning and went all the way to early afternoon. We easily got over a foot here, with more expected to hit tonight.

Elsa Snowman

So while working from home today, I took a late lunch break and went outside with Allie and the kids to play in the snow. It was the perfect kind of snow. Not too wet. Not too powdery. Just right for making snowballs!

I have a confession to make. I have never made a legitimate snowman before. Yes, I’ve made illegitimate ones. Get your mind out of the gutter, what I mean is I’ve never made a snowman the right way, by rolling the snow. I always tried and it never worked. So I’d just kind of “scoop” up snow into a big mound and then shape it with my hands into a kind of ball.

Today, however, I am happy to report that I successfully made my first Snowman with some help from Jason and Ryan!

Building a snowman
Putting on the finishing touches!

Once we got the 3 snowballs piled up (that middle one was heavy!), we needed to give our snowman some features! But there’s snow EVERYWHERE so what were we to do? While I sent Jason into the backyard to find some sticks for arms, Ryan went with Allie for other features.

What we ended up with is a fully edible snowman! We’ve got Oreo cookies for eyes and buttons, a cucumber for a nose (we were out of carrots), and a fruit roll up for the mouth! Take a look at our little guy who the boys affectionately named Frosty the Snow Pickle.

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I gotta say I was exhausted by the time we were done! Just walking in that snow would make anyone break a sweat! But we all had a blast and can’t wait to see if the bears or the birds enjoy feasting on our new friend.

Snowman Oreo Cookies

How much snow did you get today?

13 thoughts on “Do You Want To Build a Snowman? I Do! And Did!”

  1. That is a big snowman! I miss having a yard, and having fun making snowmen! I remember as a kid we loved making them, too! Fun, fun!

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  2. Aw, cute. I love the oreos! I tried to take my daughter out the other day to build her first snowman but the darn show wouldn’t pack. She had fun throwing snow at me anyway 🙂

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  3. You all did a good job on that snowman! It is big! We get no snow where I live. Last year my son made a 10 inch tall sandman with seaweed hair..
    I took pics. It was cute.

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  4. I grew up mostly in Minnesota, so I’ve made many snowpeople in my life, and a few of them legitimate. It really takes the exact, perfect kind of snow to get it to stick. I love that it’s edible, and I hope you get birdies! What we did was put birdseed crew cuts on ours, sometimes, so that the birds would land and peck their heads. It’s cute, and it looks exactly like sandy blond hair from a distance.

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  5. you did a mighty fine job,..to be honest ive never heard of a illegitimate snowman before,,too dang funny boy,,,but this one is the real mccoy

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  6. We got an obscene amount of sleet, snow, and freezing rain here in Queens. Then the whole mess turned into a THUNDERSTORM. As to your snowman…..I LOVE it! The cucumber (what’s the matter, no dill pickles??) is perfect, way better than a carrot. (And I’m not really surprised you never made a legit snowman before. There’s something vaguely “unJewish” about it…maybe it’s tied into the whole Christmas card thing. Besides, any Jewish mother worth her Diamond Crystal Kosher salt would heartily disapprove, and scream out out the window, “Come in and get out of the snow! You’ll get sick!”).

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  7. We got 10 inches in VA, and my son built a snowman, too 🙂 I love the pickle! That’s really cute. I think we would’ve eaten all the oreo cookies, though…Enjoy the snow 🙂

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