Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WW- "I Can't Put My Arms Down!"

This past weekend we went up to the cabin to try and get some skiing in, but were disappointed when we woke to -20 degree temperatures. The boys stayed trapped in the house for the majority of the day until they just couldn't handle it anymore. The thermometer read -1 and we decided they could bundle up and go outside for a few minutes.

They each had on three pairs of pants (including snow pants), two pairs of mittens, two pairs of socks, two long sleeved shirts, one sweater, two hats, and one scarf. Tommy and Ben stayed out for about 20 minutes both coming in twice to warm up. Joey stayed out for a little longer but was very agreeable when we told him it was time to come in.

They were met with hot chocolate and a roaring fire when all their layers were finally peeled off. And though it was only a few minutes of playing in the cold, they all slept great that night.

49 comments:

Jeni said...

Looks to me like you have three different sized versions of Randy from "A Christmas Story!" Remember the part where they are out playing in the snow, Randy in his well-stuffed snowsuit and he falls to the ground and can't get back up because of his snow clothing?

Kat said...

Jeni- That's why I titled this post "I can't put my arms down". Because that is what Randy says to his mom when she finally gets him all suited up. HAHAHA!!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

PERFECT title, K. Did you tell them they could put their arms down when they got to school?

Kat said...

AFF- Heh, heh, heh. I love that line. :)

Dani said...

I love that line too! They look so cute!

Gene Bach said...

Dang! Now that's cold. I can just imagine them trying to get off those clothes in the case of an "emergency". LOL!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Yey for children exhausting themselves through play! And yey for hot chocolate.
I hope you're feeling a little better!

lime said...

lol, i can just picture pushing their arms down and their arms popping back up. glad they all had fun.

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

oh my gosh I love it!!! too funny!

britt

Dawn said...

A line from one of my favorite movies! ;) They look so cute all bundled up like that.

Allison said...

That is so cute and hysterically funny! Love the post and the title!

Riahli said...

So funny!

Amy said...

I seriously can't even imagine. God bless Texas!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

What is sad is that is how I dress (in tons of layers) when it gets in the 30s in Texas. I am pathetic. The photo was funny though! Kids can handle anything to play.

wright said...

too cute!

Cyndi said...

It is about 30 here today and my kids only lasted for 6 minutes. And still wanted hot chocolate. I think that is why they went out in the first place.

Momisodes said...

Oh my! I can only imagine how difficult it is to get everyone dressed. That title is so perfect :)

Tracey said...

They look hysterical!

Tonya said...

That is AWESOME! Can they walk? Too cute.

Lindsay said...

LOL - too funny.....the title that is. NOT the weather. ;-)

Wendy said...

Love that line! Glad they got to enjoy the outdoors for a very brief time! Bet you were, too.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

That is priceless. The things kids will put up with for some outside time!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

A Christmas Story reference?
Wow, that is COLD. Any envy left that I was holding (from your last WW photo) just ran screaming from the room. No thank you.

Mom24 said...

Very cute. Good job too. We don't play outside enough in the cold weather--I guess we're all wimps. lol.

Kristin said...

Glad you had a get-away...even if it was FREEZING! Fresh air always does wonders!

Indy said...

Good for them for going out in it. My buys won't budge when it is that cold.

Robyn said...

LOL don't you just love our weather.

Stephanie said...

This is why I could never live somewhere cold. When I did this - I could not move anything. I was like a big puffy snowman that was stuck in one position. Though I have to admit - they look a heck of a lot cuter than I did when I was bundled up! Haha!

Elaine A. said...

Sounds like they were all dressed like Joey on that one episode of Friends where he put on all of Chandler's clothes! HA HA HA!

And I love how little Ben's eyes are the only things showing!

Hot chocolate... mmmm....

Krystyn said...

That is hilarious.

And, yet another reason I enjoy my southern living. I get goosebumps just thinking about that.

Glad the boys had a good time!

Cara said...

I absolutely love the picture, it's awesome, soo cute!

Hilary said...

I was so sure you were going to say that after they got dressed in all those layers, one or more of them had to pee. Very cute shot.

tweetey30 said...

That is what I did with my girls today.I told them they could go outside and play but they had to dress warmly. Or no outside play. Then mom went to sleep for a few hours after they came in before going to the Y to swim..

Golightly said...

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
I LOVE it!

Nissa said...

Oh how that made me giggle! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Cold days indeed. Brrrr!

Nap Warden said...

That is so funny!

Midwest Mom said...

Zero is our threshold for outdoor play -- good for you to let them get outside!

But I don't envy your laundry if they get used to wearing 3 layers of everything just to head outdoors!!

Maybe you could have them change into furry pink bunny suits when they come inside? ;)

Thanks for the funny post! - Julia

HM said...

OH MY GOSH that is SO cold!!!!!!! It's not much fun at all when it's THAT cold! They look cute all bundled up though. It's like the Christmas Story kid!

Kathryn said...

and one day they'll tell their own kids "hey I used to play out in -1 weather, so stop whining and go play!!"

Lindsey said...

HAHAHA great post!!!

theflyingmum said...

So, I just crawled out from under my rock to find that...
...YOU are pregnant! And I need to congratulate you,
CONGRATULATIONS!
Very exciting.
Also, thanks for leaving a comment at my wayward little blog. I'm much better today - the worst is (hopefully) over.
-Becky

Karen Deborah said...

does this mean your nausea is better? did you try any of my remedies?

Kelley said...

LOL! I instantly thought of Randy. How clever of you. :)

painted maypole said...

i love that movie!

adorable pic!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

too cute

coastrat said...

That doggone Wisconsin winter weather!

CC said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! I just think of the Simpson and how the baby looks like a star in her snowsuit ;)

Laura McIntyre said...

Sounds like something from a movie but colder :)

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