Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Day

So if you've watched the weather channel in the last couple of days you may be aware...the South has SNOW! And not just the "oh wow flurries!" kind. The "can't-leave-the-house-cars-are-sliding-all-over-the-road-enough-for-real-snowmen-AND-snow-ball-fights" kind. It's crazy beautiful. Well...it was crazy beautiful...now it's lookin' kinda chopped up and muddy. But it's just amazing to see this kind of snow (the "covers-the-ground-sticks-to-the-road-and-doesn't-melt-by-noon!" kind) We heard it was coming...but in Georgia you have to "see it to believe it" when snow is predicted.
And let me tell you - I see it - and I believe it.
Now I know you big tough northerners look at our "little blizzard" like something to be ordered from Dairy Queen for dessert. But we are not prepared for this kind of snow in the South! The "schools-are-closed-can't-go-to-work-roads-are-closed-STARBUCKS-IS-CLOSED" kind! So after the state-wide rush for bread and milk - we are all stuck - at home - or wherever you were when it hit. And it hit fast! One minute it was poppin' up all over facebook "snow!" "it's here!" and David and I were looking out the window at nothing - not even a freezing rain drop. The next minute - it was POURING SNOW! (is that possible? Yes. Yes it is.) It was glitter-like and swirling around like confetti - big flakes - little flurries - making it all but impossible to see further than your front porch lights. Snow at night = magical. Unless of course you were driving in it! (silly Aunt Kay and Mr. Bat) The next day we woke up to this ...
Bundled up the Boo and ventured out.
It was deep! We're talking tops of your shoes here people! ;) And it was crunchy...and cold...and actually slippery. We decided it was not a good time to let Jet practice walking.

It really wasn't a good time to be driving either...but look who surprised us?
Aunt Kelly, Uncle Nate and "H.U." Robert (honorary uncle) :) came for a quick visit...and some snuggles.
And an idea for Jet to enjoy the snow.
Okay...so we enjoyed it too.
Which turned out to be better than Daddy's idea.
We didn't stay out too long - which was probably good as Boo didn't seem to be a big fan of the snow anyway.
Or maybe it's just cause we took him from his Uncle Nate. :)
Either way, it was a fun little outing for the little boy...
And the big boys seemed to enjoy it too...
So after playing (and by "playing" I mean "walking around very carefully") in our winter wonderland...we went inside, pulled off our wet boots and coats, and settled down for a long winter's nap.
But every time we looked out our window we saw this...
And knew more exciting things were just around the corner...waiting for us...
...just like they always are. :)


Colleen said...

Haha, you're so cute. And way better than me--I hate the stuff and won't take my kids out in it. :(

Jill said...

LOL! Oh, LOL!!! You'll have to forgive me, I feel awful for laughing so hard - I even had to show my husband your pictures and read what you wrote. I love that even Starbucks was closed and that you're wearing rainboots in the snow!
I suppose this makes me one of those tough northerners, because we got about that much snow last night and it's just another day here. Now, the day we got 110cm in 40 hours... that was a Starbucks-is-closed sort of day. ;)
Sadly, I'm with Colleen. I hate snow. :p My girls didn't/don't like it until they're 3yo+, so there's still hope for Jet.

Summers Family said...

What fun!

Joanna said...

Jill - lol! I TOLD YOU WE AREN'T PREPARED!!! And we ROCKED our rainboots!! lol.

Robert said...

I really made it!

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