Blog Archives for category Snow
It was still a little icy so we had a 2-hour delay. I love that they sit together!
I expected the rain we got but the hail was a complete surprise.
Friends near us got golf-ball-sized hail! EEK!
Owen’s baseball game was cancelled due to rain…and then this started. Yeesh.
It really warmed up today so with the melting, we FINALLY had the perfect snow to build a snowman! The government is still shut down as well, so daddy was home again, too! YAY!
While Owen and I were starting to build the snowman on the deck…
…Katie was building her own little mini snowman.
Putting on the headband that came in Gramma Jean’s Snowman Kit.
Dressing the big snowman!
Owen wanted to build “an ice wall” so I helped him. Meaning I pretty much did it all while he played. Of course, it’s hard to see white on white, but it was a pretty impressive wall.
Two snow days down. Two weekend days down. Two more snow days to go.
Time for wine.
Subtitled: Too. Much. Damn. Snow. And that’s coming from a Michigander.
Plowed and sanded…but only one lane.
So here, the kids are technically playing in the street.
The bus stop is still a little buried.
Looking up the main street.
Snow angel…in the street.
Taking a flying leap…
Playing across the street.
Tom wanted to check out the town…and see how his new car did on the roads. (He said it did great!)
The Wall O’ Snow.
Pouting because I wouldn’t give her the water spray bottle she remembered using this summer.
Using a net as a shovel.
Brushing off my tires with a scrub brush.
So, it’s hard to tell in the pictures because everything is white on white on white, but trust me, there was A LOT of snow out there. The end of the driveway was plowed in with at least 3′ of snow (and, unfortunately, we couldn’t find ANYONE to tune up the snowblower, so Tom has been shoveling for about two hours). It wouldn’t be quite as bad if there was somewhere to actually PUT the snow. The yards are so small there’s no room for any of it…and we’re not supposed to put any of it in the street (which would, really, make the most sense, so the plows could take it away).
I have a few pics of the kids, but it was blowing so much when we first got out there that it was difficult to take anything good. The kids were excited and did have fun (and at least we were outside for longer than it took to get them both dressed) but of course Owen had snow up his gloves and arms within the first five minutes (even though I carefully tucked everything in) and then proceeded to lose a boot within the next five minutes (which necessitated a trip inside to change socks and get a new boot—thankfully he has a backup pair). They loved sledding down the hill and it would have made for awesome pictures…but you can only do so much when you’re fully bundled, it’s snowing, and you have to catch the sled before it gets to the main street.
Snowed in…from brushing off the car itself.
Not as bad as I’d expected but…still…YUCK.
School was called off last night since a HUGE storm was predicted—I think today is Snow Day #8 or #9. It snowed lightly but steadily all day and the kids didn’t even care—they didn’t ask to go out once.
I decided I’d better go out and at least attempt shoveling.
I decided it’s official: winter can %#&$ off. Of course, the time we get the worst snow of the season (6″ of wet, heavy, sticky snow) is the time when Tom is away on business. Me trying to shovel with my bad back and wrist was a joke. I managed to do the sidewalks and where we got plowed in (well, just directly behind my car), but I couldn’t get to the actual driveway or the car. As it is, I had to take drugs so I’d be able to walk tomorrow.
Ironically, we do own a snowblower…it’s just not functioning at the moment. GRRR.
This was Owen’s last new Lego project…The Research Institute:
I bought it for the super cool dinosaur, but since it was under 200 pieces it literally took him like 20 minutes to put together.
Tuesday: Snow Day
Wednesday: Snow Day
Thursday: School! Yay!
Friday: Snow Day
Friday at 5:30—I’m surprised it wasn’t much, much earlier:
Katie would not be quiet about it snowing outside so of course as soon as I tried to record her saying something, this is what happened: