Winter Wonderland ~ Theme Thursday

Well, I guarantee our take on Winter Wonderland will be quite different than most of the other Theme Thursdays for today.

Instead of playing “king of the hill” on top of snowbanks – we frolic in great, heaping piles of leaves and at best hope for maybe a rainy day or two.

Playing in the leaf mountain

And this is our version of the “snow angel” –

Making leaf angels

We can visit the snow (about an hour away) whenever we choose, but…really, why would we want to?

Considering it is almost impossible to get them to wear long sleeves, I think these California girls would agree that snow is waaaay over-rated!

2 Monkeys in a Tree

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14 Responses to “Winter Wonderland ~ Theme Thursday”


  1. 1 MelodyA. January 22, 2009 at 5:03 am

    I love your snow angel! I haven’t done the assignment yet but it’s supposed to 78 here today. Hopefully I’ll get one up later.

  2. 2 MommyBrain January 22, 2009 at 5:39 am

    This feels unfair as I get excited by a high of 32 degrees…. You’re lucky your photos are so adorable and make me smile!

  3. 3 Jen January 22, 2009 at 9:07 am

    The snow (leaf) angel is great. We don’t get much snow in TN either, but it’s not short sleeve weather. I am only a little bit jealous. Great shots!!!

  4. 4 Dawn January 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Yes, I am with you on snow beign over-rated! When we visited family last Dec in Missouri, both hubbie and I would wake up to a sunny day and wonder how in the hek it could be 20′. I think all the sun fried our brains…. 😉

    Hoping for some rain too!

    🙂

  5. 5 Beth January 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

    OH LOVELY LEAVES!!!! Our trees finally dropped the last of our just after Christmas. Just in time for rain. . . . I keep waiting for the rain. We’re in CA too – central valley.

  6. 6 thelandofka January 22, 2009 at 10:22 am

    I think it would be more fun to hit a pile of leaves in short sleeves than a pile of snow all bundled head to toe. 😉 Love these shots – the girls look like they are having a great time judging by their pretty smiles. 🙂

  7. 7 Tanya January 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Love the vibrant colors against all the warmness 🙂

  8. 8 Christina January 23, 2009 at 9:14 am

    You really have the best of both worlds – gorgeous mild CA winter, but snow easily within reach. I do enjoy our short-sleeve days in January, but I’d love to visit the snow too! It’s many hours away from here.

  9. 9 Maya Laurent January 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Yes, your take would be different!!! Not fair!

  10. 10 killlashandra January 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    You sound like us. Should we want to drive a little ways we can find snow but otherwise, nothing but brown around our place. 😉 Cute pictures of playing in the leaves.

  11. 11 Cara January 23, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I am considering moving to California!

  12. 12 MGF January 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I agree it is totally over rated unless you plan on skiing in the Mountains that day.

  13. 13 Maggie January 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    I would think that the allure of snow would be much greater since you don’t have it right outside your door several months out of the year. And especially if it’s only an hour away! But if there is an aversion to sleeves, then I can see that there might be a problem…because brrr!

  14. 14 Joanna January 26, 2009 at 8:18 am

    These are such cute and fun shots. I lolve your version of snow angels. I got a good giggle out of that. :o)


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