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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Can you still be snowbunnies if there's only an inch of powder?

We had a freak coldsnap and it actually snowed down to the thousand-foot elevation last night. Holy snowflake, Batman! We woke to see the surrounding hills blanketed with an enticing little bit of the white stuff and were just THRILLED. I called my friend Maggie and begged her to go snowchasing with us. We plotted our route (which turned out to be a teensy bit illegal), did some hasty shopping to get a few last-minute snow clothes, then drove up and up and up, and actually found some dang snow. It was the first time Ree and Ro had seen it, and they had a ball. Ree laid down in the snow and grinned like a fool: Ree laid down in the snow and just grinned and grinned Our slightly grungy 12-inch high snowman: What a cute little grungy snowman (see his little scrawny stick arms and leaf/rock face?) Ro throws her first snowball (at me, actually): Ro throws her first snowball Cute little snowbunnies: The girls had so much fun The full set of pics, including a candy that Ro identified today as being "close" to TubaNuts, can be viewed as thumbnails, captioned small pics, or slideshow.


  1. Anonymous12/16/2008

    Hey M!
    Ask the preschool teacher what 'tuba-nuts' are. It could be a nickname for something they have at school.
    Stay warm! Love the snow :)

  2. Anonymous12/16/2008

    Snow at last! That was some snowman. Maybe tomorrow they will see more snow. Cute little sweeties.


  3. do you think it could be "Fruit Roll Ups"? cus from what Ro said about those pictures, it seems like it could be fruit roll ups. they come in all sorts of colors. i hope that helps =)

  4. Could it be the hard Christmas ribbon candy?! The only other thing I could think of was Fruit by The Foot.

  5. Oh hey COME ON OVER! We have loads of snow along with obscene, arctic cold temperatures. -19 was the low one day recently, I believe. This weekend is supposed to bring more snow and a high of 5 degrees.

    On second thought, maybe I will come out there. I am getting too old and tired for these kids of temperatures.

    Glad you all enjoyed your snow!

  6. Anonymous12/16/2008

    Loved the pictures. Isn't it amazing what a little snow can do to people? When it snowed here in Houston last week, everybody was so excited you would have thought the snow was piled up 4 feet deep.

    It was great that you and Maggie could get out with the girls and let them really enjoy it.


  7. Anonymous12/16/2008

    roro looked so sleepy lol

  8. Poor Ro doesn't seem to be enjoying the snow too much!

  9. Snow in California?!! I thought it was sposed to be hot there all the time?!!

    Love the girls outfits... not bad for last minute shopping?!!

  10. A little snow is better than none!! They look adorable in their snow gear....too cute!!


  11. Suzanne12/17/2008

    Could they possibly be thinking of the hard shelled hershey kisses? the mini ones...they similar to the photo you posted.

  12. Anonymous12/17/2008

    "Bubble Tape" or "Bubble Roller" are both pink, round and look like candy to kids.

  13. Anonymous12/17/2008


  14. Our china princess likes to make up names for Candy that she has seen in stores. We always try World Market, because they have lots of candy's around the world that I had no idea existed. They may have something similar if you have one near you!!
    Good Luck! We are very interested in your search haha

    Mom to Kyli
    Adopted in 2007

  15. Anonymous12/17/2008

    Congrats on the snow! The closest thing I've ever seen to snow down here is when it snowed in Miami on an episode of the Golden Girls. Sorry - I'm a bit jealous. It's going to be in the 80's here today. BAHUMBUG!

  16. Love the little grunge snowman. When my sister and I were little we made a snow chicken because we were too small to make a snowman.

    The snow disks that you sit on and ride are perfect for those two and will provide hours of snow-riding delight for parents and kids!

    Great pictures!

  17. A little snow goes a long way around here..lol. Love the outfits!

    Have you considered Bubble Tape? It's pink, it's sweet, it can be mistaken for candy by the small fry, and you can pull it out to get more?

  18. Anonymous12/17/2008

    Fruit by the foot!!


  19. If Ro and Ree are thrilled with your snowfall, they'd be delirious around these parts -- we got 6" of snow last night, and are expecting another foot and a half by Friday...


    Gotta love their cold weather gear, though, even though they might not be able to wear it often!

    Not long til Christmas -- I'd better get crackin!

  20. I saw this at a coffee shop today. The look like the licorice wheels, but are multi-colored.



  21. Could it be peppermints?

  22. Hey, I can't even tell that their gloves are purple. A bit of photoshop magic, perhaps?

    Lovin' that grungy snow migdet!

    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

  23. Anonymous12/17/2008

    After seeing that picture I am even MORE convinced that it is fruit by the foot. Have you tried buying a package and opening it up and showing them the actual thing once it is unwrapped. It really does look similar. GOOD LUCK.

    A few years ago my little one decided to tell us after midnight mass that the only thing she wanted from Santa was Pokemon cards. She had never even played with Pokemon cards and to be honest, I don't think she even knew what they were. She said that she had whispered it to Santa every time we saw him. So, that involved a middle of the night run to every gas station and pharmacy that we could find. She was so happy to see those cards on Christmas morning...and then never looked at them again. The things we do for our kids...

  24. Brittany12/17/2008

    Has "Nutter Butters" been mentioned?

  25. Oooo...not sure what's more exciting - snow or almost finding tubanuts! Great day all round!

    We have lots and lots of snow up here...wanna come visit?

    what a wonderful, fun, snowy day!

  26. Anonymous12/17/2008

    Chupa Chups!!!!! It is the name of a candy company! Hope we're right. Don't know what specific candy they have in mind, though.

    Anne (in Canada)

  27. my guess is some kind of peppermint candy (like on their aprons!).....goodluck!!

  28. OMG! You made dirt (snow) angels!! That is hysterical!! They are adorable in their bunny gear. Looks like they had a blast!

  29. I'm sure you've already checked out this site, but here's the link on the off chance:


    Snow, children, and a wonderful, fun mom. It doesn't get any better than that.

  30. Love the snow pictures! :-)

  31. I believe they are called....are you ready...........Starlight Peppermint Mints (aka tubanuts)!

    Love the photos,the girls are adorable in the snow suits.

    Merry Christmas from Canada

  32. FUN!!!! Okay now that the gals have had a sampling of fun in the snow.... I think a trip to UTAH is in order!!! Ah come on.... you know you want to!!!

  33. Anonymous12/18/2008

    Are you sure that they are not saying 'chewing gum?' Some bubble gum is pink and comes in tape form.

  34. Anonymous12/18/2008

    Or, 'Cupa Chups' which are a round lollipop like a little ball on a stick.

  35. Anonymous12/18/2008

    Good thing those weren't Tubanuts, they cost $19 and you'd have to get 5 pounds of them!!! Love the pics. jntskid

  36. Anonymous12/18/2008

    btw, I think that tubanuts are a 'make-believe' candy that the girls are just having fun with. (I hope you're still having fun with it, too, even after this fun, but exhaustive searching!!!) jntskid

  37. Oh my gosh your little ladies are adorable! Enjoy the snow- we are supposed to be getting 10-12 inches tiomorrow and my littles don't have their snow clothes yet- yikes!

  38. Am delurking again... I pop in from time to time... for some reason you popped into my mind today - I think it was cause of the customers at work had twins and it was you that I suddenly thought about so thought I would drop by... I can't get over how much the girls are growing... of course still gorgeous as ever... how could they not be...
    Have a great Christmas...