Wednesday, January 6, 2010

let it snow...

about a week and a half before Christmas, i happened to remember that john had asked for new trousers. i usually special order all his jeans and slacks from eddie bauer because the company will hem to fit the individual.
(john's inseam is a little shorter that which the mainstream clothiers mass produce.)

anyway, when i arrived on eddie bauer's website, i noticed an advertisement for "the special of the day". being the consummate consumer i am, i couldn't resist; so, i clicked on the tab. the company was actually having a great day sale on all its winter gadgets.

after scrolling past tumblers, heated ice scrapers, packaged smoked sockeye salmon, and the such, something caught my eye. it was a bright red thingy that looked interesting.

when i clicked on the image, i found that it was a snow slinger.

(as an aside, when i googled the above images for this post, the caption for the first read, "perfect for a kid who's too damn lazy to make a snowball with their hands", lmao!:)

my first thought was


i counted how many i needed and proceeded to order 17 of them!!!


late Christmas eve night, my brother, katherine, jacob, and i packed up the commander and quietly delivered them to all katherine's friends' front porches. the only stipulation upon receiving the package was that the recipient would have to come to the lane for a big snowball fight following the first measurable snow.

well, we are expecting 3-5 inches tonight:D


IT'S ON!!!

(to be continued...)

love and God's blessings,
dani xx


Anonymous said...

Did you buy one for yourself?


Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh what a good laugh. That is priceless. I am waiting for the same snow you are. Be sure to get lots of pics using the red thingie. Blessings

dani said...

of course, i bought one for myself;)

Heidi D said...

AHHH! AWESOME!!! You're one of the best moms. I hope you get lots of photos of the fight.

Bren's Life said...

That is so fun!!! We don't have a need for those here.. Thought it was an ice cream scooper!!

Nibby Priest said...

Hope you take lots of pictures and perhaps even a video. You are such a FUN mom!

linda said...

OMG this is gonna be fun! Take lots and lots of pictures!

Happy New Year by the way!

MoziEsmé said...

We need one of those! Guess we need the snow first...

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

SuzanSayz said...

Oh sure, snowball fights are all good clean fun until someone puts a rock in the middle of one and someone loses an eye. Beware all you snowball fighters of the
"rogue rock hider".
Dani, I'm sure it will be a very civilized and safe (and equal) fight. But just in case you might want to post warnings and consequences. Oh and keep a tight inventory of all of Maggie Pie's droppings!

Good times! Good TIMES!!!

And I agree with Heidi, you ARE the COOL mom!

Tanya said...

I wish we had snow here!! They look like so much fun!! I bet you have more fun than the kids Dani :)

L. Tan xxx

Amanda said...

That's so cool Dani!! Never seen anything like that before. We could have lots of fun with that over here!
Amanda x

Anonymous said...

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Lucy said...

That sounds a blast. Wish I could join in the fun. Shame we have no use for such fun items. Too hot in our part of the world. Happy new year to you, John and Katherine. Hope the new year is filled with more such fun.
Love and hugs XXXOOO

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

How fun! Excellent choice on those and not the smoked salmon, by the way. I (the person who DETESTS all seafood) decided to be a nice wife and make Patrick some of Paula Deen's deviled eggs with smoked salmon on top for New Year's Eve. Heavens to Betsy! When I opened that little pouch, the stench of that stupid smoked swimmyness just about took me down to the floor! Pat said they weren't tasty enough to make me go through the agony of dealing with fish again. (Thank goodness!;) I hope you and your crew are having a blast with your snowball flingers!