One blue bucket
2 desk chair wheels (the rolly caster kind)
2 black bottle caps
1 blue bottle cap
1 black rock
1 red chair-shaped foam cellphone holder
2 pairs of gloves
1 hat from a stuffed animal
2 twigs for eyebrows
2 huge branches
2 little branches
and a younger brother to help you haul each piece to its proper place.
Throw it all together, add some pizazz and an overproud sister with a camera and you get:
My brother and his creation, last year after our first snowstorm.
And then the next day, he "borrowed" some snow from the man and added a little something something...he says it's the snowman equivalent of 1)liposuction and 2)giving birth.
My brother is just shy of 6ft. tall so you can imagine how big that thing was to begin with. They were going to make a mommy snowman too but ran out of snow. Now I know it's not all fancy and stuff but keep in mind we lived in a neighborhood full of lazy people and ours was the only snowman in the whole complex. Plus as far as snow storms go, it only dropped 5 inches total so there was not much to work with. I'm glad too because this one took almost 3 weeks to melt and it started to look really pathetic and saggy towards the end (much like humans when they're about to die).