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Shoot Me NowThe Life and Death of a Giant Snowman

The Life and Death of a Giant Snowman
Published on Thursday, March 5, 2015 by

My children have the chance to build a snowman about once every two years.  And on the rare occasion we get several inches, all of the guys go out to build a giant snowman.

This year with a sinus, ear and chest infection, I stumbled outside to take pictures of the “Building of the Giant Snowman.”  I couldn’t imagine how they would get the giant heavy snow balls on top of each other.  Now… I know!

The base is ready.

giant snowman
A first attempt is made to lift the body.

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When at first you don’t succeed, come up with a Plan B.  Their Plan B was to use a skateboard ramp to roll the body on to the base.
snowman layer

Almost there.lifting snowman

Success!snowman ramp

Only brute strength will get the head up.snowman head

And it worked.ladder for snowman

A sombrero was chosen for the hat.cheering

Oranges for eyes and a potato for the nose.snowman eyes

Every giant renegade snowman needs a face mask.  The boys used a camo dog scarf I found in the road.snowman nose

Their work is done!giant snowman

You can see the size of the snowman better when looking at the whole two story house.beautiful snow

This is the snowman after a few days.melting snowman

And this is the giant snowman yesterday.DSC_1767

It was a great ride!snoman sombrero

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