With plenty of wet snow and temperatures in the 40’s, conditions were optimal for Henry to achieve his lifelong dream of building a snowman today in Washington Market Park.
A first snowman for Henry and Dad.
Putting on the finishing touches.
Balancing on a snow ramp.
Hanging out at the gazebo with Aaro.
As mentioned in a previous post, Henry has been intrigued by snowmen lately. This started a few weeks ago and his interest has grown since our trip to Wyoming. On our way to daycare each day, we are able to stop and see a snowman decoration in the window of the Liquor Store (J Crew). We stop and point out all its parts, “terret” for carrot nose, and “toes” (but I tell him it doesn’t have toes), “eyes”, “hat”, and “scarf”. Today I accidentally passed it, but he was quick to remind me “mommy, snowman” so we went back and said “hi” and took the picture below. Mark said he stops on the way home from daycare too. Hopefully we can build a real snowman for him at some point this winter.
Happy Henry in front of the snowman in the window.
This past weekend, Henry, Mark and I attended the Annual Cookie Walk, (although this was the first time we heard of it and attended it). It was a fun holiday event in which church parishioners at St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, bake a variety of holiday themed cookies and sell them to raise money for their church. Henry was able to gather as many cookies as would fill a Chinese food takeout box. He also crafted a snowman from marshmallows. Currently, Henry is very intrigued by snowmen and really wants to build one. He ended up eating one instead.
Surveying the tables
Careful cookie carrying
Building a marshmallow snowman
Completed marshmallow snowman
Eating a marshmallow snowman
More highlights from Henry’s and my trip to Wyoming are seen in this photo gallery. Henry was able to visit most people in my family and everyone really enjoyed seeing him again, especially since he got really sick last time we visited (before he was one year’s old).
“Welcome to Laramie!”
Giggling by the tree
Harsh conditions require hoods.
Tractor ride with grandpa
First four wheel with Grandpa.
Mae, Aunt Juj, Henry and I in tire
Grandpa, Mae, and Henry
Helping to wrap elk meat
Saturday morning cousins
Henry and dog
Through the slide
Kathy, Henry and Terra
Kathy, Terra, Aunt Juj, Mae, Henry and me
Grandma Mimi with grandkids.
“What is wrong with Henry?”
Feeding the birds with Gram.
Henry paints a ceramic snowman.
Gram reads to Henry and Mae.