Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Contest Is On!

The "Biggest Snowman of the Year" Contest!
Can you build a snowman taller than ours? This guy stands 7 ft tall, and was made with only a 1/2 inch of snow on the ground, to boot. I have to say, I put that middle body part on all by myself. I had to use a board to make a ramp to roll it up, but I got it up there! I couldn't reach to get the head up, though, we had to have a little help from the neighbors. We're pretty proud, and unless he topples over he should be around for a while!
This really was all Anna's fault. When she went outside to play in the falling snow today she got so excited when she discovered that the snow would pack and immediately wanted to make a snowman (as you will recall, our snow is almost always so dry you can't even pack it into a snowball to throw at your Dad). So I started rolling a little ball and then handed it over to her. She didn't stop!
She said "It's like the Lorax, Mommy! It keeps biggering and biggering and biggering!" (The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss) Even when her ball got bigger than she is she didn't want any help.
So Josie and I had to get to work on more body parts.

The challenge has been set.
All entries must be photo documented and can be sent to me at


akamilby said...

Wow! That is the biggest snowman I have ever seen. Well done!

rlo24 said...

Maryn just saw this and said "Wow that is huge! Who did that" She was very impressed :)

Chad Clement said...

Watch out the next time we have a good snow in Kansas City. Uncle Chad is going to round up the help of Maryn and Landry to see if we can create our own giant!

Michael and Jeanette said...

That is pretty amazing! I remember making some pretty big snowmen as a kid, but I don't think I ever made one that big. I am quite impressed!!-j