Thursday, December 10, 2009

snow day: how to keep warm

Unaware of the final accumulation (estimations were between 12"-16"), there is simply the acceptance that it has been blizzardy here. And when going out in the after-blizzard, one should bundle-up. Especially if this is one's first time playing in the snow, as it was for Uli.

How to dress warmly for snow when you don't have a snowsuit, or a jacket, or boots: 

Wear your pajamas like longjohns (don't even change out of the ones you were wearing overnight:  they're nice and warm).

Put on socks and shoes.

Put on a shirt with a hood and wear the hood.

Slip some plastic bags over your feet and legs (that's right, right over your shoes).

Put on a pair of your father's tube socks (they'll be thigh-highs).

Slide your legwarmers (thank you, Auntie Emily!) over your legs to hold the giant man socks and slippery plastic bags in place.

Now it's time for acrylic sweatpants and a big bulky sweater.

Winter hat.


And outside you go!!

Try to avoid face-plants into the snow. But if they cannot be avoided, turn your sopping noggin and look directly into the camera and appear pitiful and adorable.

You will rule the world. And the rest of you, the parts other than your snow-covered face, will be toasty warm.


Grammie December 10, 2009 at 10:47 AM  

Well--I think that sopping noggin is about the cutest thing I have ever seen! Love Great-Grammie

Elizabeth December 15, 2009 at 7:29 PM  

It is too absolutely adorable...I hope she had a blast.

Syndi December 20, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

My goodness! What an adorable little one you have!

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