Friday, December 19, 2008

And the winners are...

Our snowball fight started promptly at 11 with the arrival of the flag bearing, shield carrying (trash can lid) Col.

He chose his fort, planted his flag then the balls began to fly. The kids were having a blast.

We had a brief interlude with the arrival of the postman bringing even more boxes from my mom. Apparently the Col. and the post man served in the Army together.
While the Col. was busy chatting it up with the mailman, the girls, realizing their chance, stole his flag...
...and Mrs. Col. arrived (she too is awesome).
Once the battle resumed Col., never one to surrender his flag, sent his soldier {j} to retrieve it while the Col. provided cover.
Though I am unsure of the exact scoring measure, Tug (a non-partisan judge) says the boys did in fact win.

Once the fun was done, everyone headed inside for some homemade chicken noodle soup (recipe), rolls (recipe), and hot chocolate (recipe) which all tasted amazingly good. We sat and chatted for quite a while (Mrs. Col. is from Germany and had some fun stories). The snow has started falling again...off for more soup and hot chocolate. 

The camera was on night setting which led to some pretty grainy pictures-AGH.

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elm said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT time! Wishing we could have enjoyed the snow with you... but we had so much here, that we couldn't get out! :) Maybe another time when freak snows hit the Pacific NorthWest!!!!?!

Christie@tisbutaseason said...

Totally awesome! You do have a really cool landlord! What a blessing. Glad to see y'all enjoyed the weather. 75 here today, but in true Texas fashion ...a forcecasted 22 for the overnight low on Sunday...Go figure!

Amy said...

This is the stuff of which the best childhood memories are made... what fun!!!

The Wades said...

WHO ARE YOU???!!! This move has made you kinder, gentler peeps! :)

That is family fun at it's finest! That is the cutest idea on the planet. Regina, homemade soup?? You are awesome!

Cute pix, cute kids, fun landlords! Keep up the excitement--can't wait to see more.

The Wades said...

And how adorable is that that he brought a flag!

Shelly said...

very cool!!

btw, let amy know that i'm locked out of her blog and i'd like an invitation to 'visit' ;)

love your new bkgd and header!

Merry Christmas!

Tammy Staley said...

That's so cool! Looks like it was fun for everyone.

The Wades said...

your mom and the postman were in the army together?! what are the odd? :) still lovin' this post.

The Wades said...

^odds

Heather said...

And you had your landlord in for lunch? I would be paranoid that one of the kids would bang thier chair into the wall and dent it. :)
What fun...
By the way- your header is fabulous.

Jessica said...

Your blog looks SO PRETTY!!!! I love this Christmasy template!

It looks like the kids had so much fun! What awesome landlords!

Oh, and I agree with Michelle: Homemade soup!! Good for you! Not to mention rolls. I use to make them, that is until you got me hooked on Rhodes. Oh, and that hot cocoa IS good isn't it! We need to make some more.

It was nice visiting earlier today! Have a great weekend!

Regina said...

thanks for the header/background love. i am not sure i like the header, might have to play with it some more. didnt i use this background last year? maybe i just did it for the header since i dont think i knew how to change the backgrounds back then (amateur ::eye roll::)

michelle~eats, shoots and leaves. and i am not kind.

heather~luckily they are totally cool. they were going to paint the house before we moved in and i said not to worry about it since they want to sell after us...i think because of that they dont care too much about the walls.
r

Keri said...

how wonderfully fun!

i love this post and the mid-air snowball!

Aubrey said...

Wow! What a perfect day! I'm so glad you posted pictures; I can enjoy it vicariously! Nice pictures, too! :)