Monday, December 01, 2014

Snow Minions

Last week our area was blessed by a healthy snowfall and then a mini-warm up which creates the best packing snow - before it all melts that is.  Keeping this in mind, I was out and about in search of the ever-elusive Snow Minion duo that I have been keeping tabs on these past few years.  At first I thought I was searching in vain but then they showed up.

My how they've changed since last year.

The eldest Snow Minion began to create a snowman immediately.  It was hard work.

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He stuck with it though and after a few finishing touches he had made a new friend.

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The younger Snow Minion was a bit miffed in the beginning that her snowman was not coming along quite as quickly as her brother's.

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A little perseverance (and a little help from their Father) and she, too, had a new friend.

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Once their friends were made, the Snow Minions retreated to their thrones for a bit of a rest before starting in on the snow war.

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The eldest Minion was the first to pick a fight with their Father. The younger Snow Minion was content to snooze a bit longer.

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I was trying to keep my distance as to not upset the minions - and to not get hit by the flying snow. They must be getting more used my presence though for both seemed comfortable enough to show me their finds (aka: potential snow missiles).

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It did not take long for the younger Snow Minion to grow a little cocky once the snow started to fly.

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Soon though, their game changed into one where their Father would toss snow high into the air so they could take turns catching it. Not all attempts were successful.

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 In my excitement, I must have gotten too close for the younger Snow Minion's liking.

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Then, in a blink of an eye, it was play time as usual once again.

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1 comment:

Mason & Karen said...

Hannah has so many questions and comments about everything that's happening here:
"Izzat snow?!"
"Nit, Tenee OK?"
"Thnowman funny!"
"Sit in thnow, yeah?"
"Oh Nit. Oh Tenee."