Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A brief Intermission...

To talk about our SNOW DAY!

Well, our little family spent the entire month of January moving from the "barf your guts out" disease, to conjunctivitis, to sinus infections, to sore throats, and so on. So, it was an AMAZING and WONDERFUL change of pace to wake up to a winter wonderland on February 2nd.

We spent the night before listening to pounding winds and thunder-snow, and then we were privileged to wake up to mild blizzarding and mountains of snow!

As much as I hate the idea of snow anytime besides Christmas Eve and Christmas day, I have to admit, Snow-magedon left a beautiful sight out our front door!

As Kevin and I were staring out the window at 6:00am, I realized that our neighbors had been completely blocked in their apartments by snowdrifts. So Kevin and I geared up and spent the next 2 hours digging people out of their front doors. We were lucky enough to only be blocked in our house by about a foot of snow, so I was able to slam my way out, but some of our neighbors were buried 4.5 to 5 feet up their doors!

Our car was one of the many snowdrift victims, thus, Kevin did not make it out of the parking lot or to work that day. Although, it wouldn't have mattered if he did. Once out of our parking lot, there were no roads to drive on until the late afternoon.

So Kevin spent his work day digging out our car instead. He did a pretty good job and even managed to keep our snow off the other cars.

In the meantime...Brooklyn and Lily found our stash of toilet paper and spare wood and created the above scene! They also managed to cover every other existing spot of our floor with craisins and cracker crumbs, complimentary of Brooklyn's new found tiptoe skills.

After the wind died down and it completely stopped snowing, we bundled up the girls and went to play outside for awhile. It was awesome making snow angels in 2 feet of snow and watching the excitement on the girls' faces as they played in the mountainous piles.

We played and played until Brooklyn thought it would be a good idea to white wash Lily's face. After that, Lily and I went inside while Kevin and Brooklyn spent the rest of the daylight jumping in and out of snow!

Anyway, we had a lot of fun on our snow day... I hope it melts soon, but it was certainly fun for a little while!


Naomi Hanks said...

Just want to see if this works...

Natalie said...

It works. :)

Oh my gosh, I'm so glad I don't live there. Sorry you do! ;)

Tau said...

We want to have a fun snow day. It's just been cold with no real snow. Looks like you guys made the most of it. I agree that snow should only be around until the beginning of Jan and then spring should hit.

Beccarigg said...

Okay, here's my 3rd attempt at commenting. It better work or I'm gonna punch my computer in the face! ; )

That is quite possibly the saddest collage I have ever seen! The gunky eye pics are so pathetic. I'm so sorry you guys were sick all of January. Hope you're all feeling better now.

Also I cannot believe all that snow!! Oh wait, yes I CAN, since it's the same over here! All this snow is NUTS! That was way nice of you to go and dig your neighbors out. Our neighbors snow plowed our driveway a couple times and it was heaven sent.

The girls look SO dang cute in their snow gear! Lily is getting so big and looks all toddler-y now that she's standing and walking. Thanks so much for posting updated pics of her! What a cutie. Also love the picture of Brooklyn and her barbies. That seriously makes me want to set up a princess Barbie TP party for my girls today. lol! So cute!

Beccarigg said...

p.s. Teya just saw that last pic of Lily and said, "Hey who's that?" and I said, "That's Lily" And she said, "Whoa she got big! How come?" I was laughing because I know that in her mind Lily is frozen in time as the crawling baby who came to our house in September. Crazy how they do grow up so fast!

Pae and Guy said...

haha, look at Lily's cute little belly sticking out in the Sick Days collage!