Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!

I don't know where I live anymore but it certainly cannot be Virginia Beach! Christmas evening it started snowing and didn't stop until the next morning. The weathermen had predicted it, but I never would have believed them. We ended up getting over 14 inches which is unheard of here! It is the most snowfall we've had since 1980, which means this is the most snow I have ever seen in my entire life! It's also the third biggest snowfall this area has had in the last century.

Thankfully I married someone who
knows how to deal with this
Our icy walkway
Noah took Izabel out to play in the snow the first day and they had a blast! Her snowsuit from last year still fits (thankfully she doesn't seem to grow much and can still wear 24 months) so she was nice and warm out there. Noah told her they were going to make snow angels and she said no let's make "tummy angels" so that's what they did! It was really windy and obviously extremely cold so they didn't stay out long. Tanner has had a very severe case of RSV which is a respiratory infection that is very dangerous for babies. Since he has been so sick I stayed inside with him. The snow doesn't seem to be going anywhere so hopefully he can go outside and play a little today or tomorrow, but he doesn't have anything to wear! Don't be surprised if you see pictures of him in a pink snowsuit :)

All ready to go outside :)

Noah throwing snowballs at the windows :/
She could barely walk through all the snow!
It only takes an inch or two to shut this town down. We don't have snowplows or equipment and manpower to deal with this kind of weather because we never have to deal with it. Needless to say we have been snowed in for three days now. I literally cannot open my back door because of all the snow piled on the porch and the snow fell of the sides into the pool ripping a giant hole in my cover!

Thankfully all of the schools are on Christmas break or we would probably have to make up this whole week of school. Noah had to go into work for a few hours yesterday and it's back to normal today with a little delay. In order for me and the kids not to be stranded again we got up and drove Noah into work. I don't know why I thought it wouldn't be bad but it literally looks like you could go ice skating on the neighborhood roads. The main roads are only a little better and the interstates are pretty good. It took us about an hour round trip which doesn't sound bad until you realize that Noah only works about 10 minutes away! I'm thinking we're not going anywhere today, but at least we have the option.

Now it's back to playing with all of the new Christmas presents and watching new movies to occupy our time. Yesterday I got ambitious and made some major changes to our kitchen which I really liked! Unfortunately Noah did not like them and we ended up moving everything back last night :( Let's see what I get motivated to do today! If anyone is bored feel free to come over and play, we'd be more than happy to have some company!!!