r u kidding me?

r u kidding me?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snow Removal Crew


And, this year, it seems true everywhere.



John had two great helpers shoveling yesterday! The eldest grand did it all over again later in the afternoon. 



This pretty much speaks for itself. I thought that Ted (the bear) might like a nice bath. Sam was opposed. In the end, because Ted belongs to Sam, I deferred to Sam's wishes. I am doubting that I'll ever see Ted again, which is unfortunate. He really is very cute and dearly loved. I think I caught a glimpse of the protective kind of father Sam will be one day. 


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It must have been that "totally nearly unscathed" line that worried Sam.

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42 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Vee. You have some great helpers! The video is precious and it is nice to hear your voice.

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  2. Morning Vee! How are you this bright, sunny, fresh snowfall morning? Your mosaic of the snow shovelling crew is wonderful. You have some great little helpers there. As for the washing of the bear I remember trying to wash my own kids bears. It took coercion sometimes. They are so loved and drug about everywhere (the bears that is). I was Skyping with Jennifer and the boys and the littlest E kept asking for his blanket, which was in the wash. He was very patient and accepted hugs from mama instead. He's such a cuddle bug. How much snow did you get? We got about 4 inches. It looks pretty but it's really cold. Enjoy your day.

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  3. Morning Vee
    Lovely photos and video . Oh Poor Sam really didn't want Ted to get a bath in the washing machine did he ? We got quite a lot of snow yesterday in the storm . It is pretty but I am ready for spring now . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  4. Hi Vee,

    These are such nice young grandsons you and John have!! Shoveling snow is hard work, so I'm very impressed with their industrious nature. Poor Sam -- I think I would have had the same reaction at his age. I love his big, blue eyes, and that is one SERIOUS expression on his face. :) Thanks for inserting the little video; it's really nice to hear your voice.

    I know you all get tired of the snow up there, but it really looks lovely to us here in the South. It just always makes inside seem that much cozier; that must be why your home always looks so warm and cozy in your pictures. Enjoy your day with the grands, Vee!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  5. Good Morning, Vee. Lovely family shots even if shoveling snow. Poor Sam and poor Ted! Stay warm.

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  6. How great that John had such I think Ted will remain unwashed for a while - lol.

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  7. Opps, I meant to say how great that John had such good helpers!

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  8. Oh, so darling!! (I tend to think it was the word "probably" that gave Sam concern.) :D

    The quote that began your post seems to be spot on from what I hear about Maine winters. I'm glad you have such a wonderful crew to take care of the "frenzied" part!

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  9. Good morning Vee!
    I love the photos of all the snow shoveling! Sounds like Ted will be loved on a bit more before any bath is to be had. I remember those days! Thanks for your visit yesterday, painting those blocks is a great idea. Brad is supposed to be trimming them down a bit soon, we'll see. Have a delightful day!

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  10. Now, Vee..you know Ted doesn't like baths, lol. We have a "George"(curious George) who doesn't like to have a bath either and he is nearly 17 yrs old. My husband just reminded me that "Fred", hubbys teddy bear has never had a bath, and nor will he. So I have been informed from a 47 yr old man. LOL

    Just so cute, Vee. Thank you for the smiles & chuckle. Blessings

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  11. Love the pictures and the video topped it all!

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  12. I like Tom Allen's quote - it's true for our area as well. I liked seeing the collage of snow shoveling! Great to have helpers! When I was using the snowblower yesterday, it quit on me and I couldn't get it re-started. I told Ron I want a little John Deere tractor/lawn mower with a blade! Oh, how quickly my neighbor gets the snow removed with his, and it's great for mowing the lawn in the summer months too.

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  13. Good morning! You certainly have a GREAT crew. Wow, what a job that looks like. I am thinking that bear isn't getting into that washer anytime soon, lol. We had a penguin who had the same aversions once. lol Believe it or not I talked him into giving said penguin a "bath" in the kitchen sink with a tiny bit of detergent. It started off s l o w and ended up with a kind of wild dipping, lol. It was a HOT sunny day and so the penguin went outside to sit on the porch until he was dry, which didn't take much time at all. It looked like new when we were done. But I am pretty sure it was his one and only bath. lol Enjoy your day!

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  14. Thank heavens for extra, and willing hands to help John with the snow. We can only hope our neighbour that agreed to take care of our driveway while we're away still has the energy to do it after cleaning his own.
    Teddies and puppies that have baths (especially given by grannies) don't always come out looking the same and I'm glad I don't have to wash any more of these critters. ;-)

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  15. All that snow makes my kids jealous! We woke up to a dusting, with fine snowflakes coming down, but not enough to really disrupt life. It does take courage to put his bear through the washing machine:) My daughter got her bunny out of the dryer with great trepidation, I'm really glad he came out all right. Also, you have a lovely voice!

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  16. Sam! Hide behind me NOW! Don't listen to that mean old lady using those big ole words! Her voice sounds very sweet on the video but can she really be SURE? We can't take that chance! SCATHED?.....we can't take that chance! (have a nice day, girlfriend....but don't put a family member IN the washing machine or ELSE! heeheehee)

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  17. I love that video. Your grandson is adorable and so is Ted!

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  18. That's so sweet! I love it when little boys are attached to a special stuffed toy or doll. Just the other day I was wondering whatever happened to our oldest son's doll, Rex. I wonder if he remembers Rex. I need to ask. ~ Your snow is beautiful. Great activity for little guys. I see there are plenty of snow shovels to go around. ~ It's been too cold here to have much snow. As the weather gets a bit warmer (above zero!), we'll probably begin to have snow.

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  19. Love that he tried to hide the bear in plain sight. Too cute. Those are some great workers! Our snow shoveling only happens once in a blue moon. Generally the kind of snow we get takes care of itself. Have a great day, Vee!

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  20. ……but did he ask what 'unscathed' meant Vee? Great video.
    Such a handsome boy who obviously loves his teddy whether clean or dirty.

    Oh boy, your snow doesn't seem to be letting up at all!!!!
    Be careful and stay warm.
    Mary X

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  21. Wish we could have snow instead of endless rain.

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  22. Your grands are so cute and the snow photos are amazing! We got quite a lot of snow too.

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  23. You are training them well...one day they will do all your snow shovelling on their own. We have not had any snow to shovel as yet this year...though apparently it is still coming.

    I think Sam will be keeping dirty Teddy away from you in the future! Very sweet...he is.

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  24. looks like winter in Ontario:) love the video.

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  25. Oh my goodness! Poor Sam--he will be a great dad one day for sure! ♥

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  26. Haha! Love when I can hear your voice! I am gearing up to go shovel the in laws' icy walks sometime...

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  27. I miss the snow :) Great pics! PS Thought you would be interested I'm hosting a $150 giveaway for PlushRugs.com

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  28. Poor Sam! He looks completely devastated at the idea of giving Ted a bath! So cute!! :) You had some great helpers there too.

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  29. maybe that wash cycle was too long to be apart on a cold day!

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  30. The video was just adorable. He'll enjoy watching this when he's older. I had a stuffed toy Collie dog that I wouldn't part with as a small child. My Dad took it away and burned it. I've never forgotten that.

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  31. Excellent helpers, Vee! I am grateful for my neighbor! All I do lately is cancel appointments and try to re-schedule! xo

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  32. The boys look pretty busy shoveling that snow. The video is cute. Sam is pretty protective of that bear. :)

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  33. That's sweet! Sam isn't having any of it, is he?

    Great crew! Willing hands are such a great thing, as I thankfully know!

    Deanna

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  34. Yes, we had snow...only 4 inches, but it stayed for several days and then it was gone...the cold is still here, the damp is still here and my RA is still here...very unpleasant...very...hope you and John are keeping warm and safe...and I love Sam! Ted is going to be okay...lol

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  35. Your willing hands are also cute. All that snow. Will it ever stop?

    Sam and his bear are adorable. Love the fact that you used the word "unscathed" with him.

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  36. Those are some hard working boys in the snow pictures. Hope they got a cup of cocoa when they finished. The bear video is so very sweet, it's a keeper.

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  37. Gosh when I saw all that snow all I could think of was all that snow - man you have a lot! sandie

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  38. Looks like where I live too. Our snow blower sure comes in handy!!

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  39. How special! These will be precious memories for all.

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  40. Sam has the most expressive eyes! He's going to melt some hearts, that one. Loved the collection of photos of the snow crew. I hope you directed them out to the street for some photos too (wink, wink).

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  41. I've had that same disagreement about washing a lovely--from my 30+ daughter! She still has her Carebear from when she was 3,and now is giving it to her daughter to play with. It really needs a bath but my daughter won't do it as she is afraid it will fall apart. lol

    Sam is such a handsome boy! It's wonderful that he can help shovel! That has been a never ending job this winter.

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Thank you!

DB