Snow in Houston!!

I was very excited...I have lived in Houston for over four years now, and just found out about this.

Kaia thought it was just about the coolest thing ever.  

There was a part of me that thought the piles of people digging their heels in the snow was a little unsanitary, but Kaia and Harry loved it!

Where did it come from?  The Houston Zoo dumped 15,000 pounds of snow on the lawn by the okapi!







Some of the animals had treats hidden in piles of snow too!


Now, does that make you want to dig into some snow?!

7 comments:

Aliesha December 23, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

I think that is great! We have "ice block day" at our zoo! So glad Kaia was able to make a snowman!!! Marian has been asking for snow to make a snow angel too! :o)

Amber@Nater Tot December 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

That is SO cool! How fun for all those kids who have never seen (or rarely see) real snow!! Again, love Harry's expression looking at the snow man!

Jansen Family December 30, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

Aliesha, That sounds like a ton of fun! I just about died when Kaia jumped down in the snow to make a snow angel, but she just grinned and loved every minute!

Amber, I totally agree--they just don't get to see that much frozen water! and Harry does have some great expressions!

Carla

Kristi January 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM  

You're in Houston? How did I miss that? That looks like it was fun. We went home to Louisiana for Christmas though and there was definitely no snow anywhere.

Jansen Family January 3, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

Yes, Kristi, we've been in Houston since 2007! Haven't seen a lot of snow, though... ;)

Carla

Carolyn January 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM  

What is the okapi? How did they load it up...in what... and how far did it come from?
These pictures are way "cool" though! Hey, and I am getting the hang of making comments...even on the right post!! Much love to you all still!

Jansen Family January 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM  

Google OKAPI--they're awesome looking animals that look like a mix of a zebra and a giraffe--one of my favorites! And nice job on the commenting, Mom! ;)

Carla