Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ode to Phil

Yeah, it's kinda corny, and I might even be the only one who actually enjoys it...

But we celebrate Groundhog Day around these parts.  I think it started when the older kids were little, but I'd still want to celebrate it even if we didn't have any little ones around.

View of the backyard through my kitchen window

Judging by the enormous snow drifts in the backyard, Phil didn't even make it out this morning.  My prediction is that he's stuck inside like the rest of us and isn't going to be seeing his shadow or anything else for quite some time. 

front porch

No worries, little furry friend.  We've got ya' covered.  Tonight we made our yearly "groundhog loaf".  The little girlies were lots of help.  I was lucky to even have hamburger in the house with this crazy blizzard, but we managed to find some interesting things to decorate "Phil" properly:  dried cranberries for eyes, rice crispies for teeth, and whales for toenails and ears.  

Yeah, we outdid ourselves.  


Jessica said...

That looks like SO much fun. You are a fun mom too! I want to be like you when i grow up :)

Anonymous said...

Was actually wondering if the annual groundhog loaf would be served for supper tonight! Every year it is a bit different so that is great! Great photos of the drifts--especially like the one through the kitchen window!
Happy Groundhog day! (Sure you remember it was Grammie & Grandpa's Wedding Anniversary)!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa

sunnycalgirl said...

What a clever idea! And looks like fun for the kids..

Paige said...

Wow, what a great idea. Your are so creative! I never would have thought celebrating Groundhog day, especially when he can't even get out of his hole!