Tuesday, May 27, 2014

snow.

Finally I'm back onto blogging again. These past few months have been a little crazy. We've had sickness, work, school, snow, baseball, and a few months later more sickness. This post will wrap up most things from the beginning of the year until March! So why did I make the title "snow"? Well, because for three months that's pretty much all we heard and saw and wondered about!!!

Getting back from Christmas break we were ready to head back to school, but alas Mother Nature had some tricks up her sleeve that were white and fluffy and made the roads slick. Really. The second day back to school this happened:

Then it turned gradually into this:

By the end of the day it was this:

And that made us miss three days of school!!! It stayed all weekend long!!!!!!! Not only were we getting snow but we got ice, and it was FREEZING here. I don't think it got above 32 degrees for a month. We were cold. So, what did I have to do? Get snow clothes. Living in Africa for 4 years we were not prepared at all, and let's just say NYC did not have mass amounts of snow while we were there. 

Here's Preston's new snow suit. He loved it! Didn't ever want to take it off.

Well, after that first snow fall of the year, it became a habit. Every week of school we knew the kids would be out at least one day or do a 2-hr. delay. The best, for the kids, was this snow fall:


It snowed 15 inches! They were out the entire week so we could thaw out! It was crazy, but so much fun!! Tyler and I were able to show Spencer what you could do in this amount of snow (we both grew up in places it snowed a lot...well at least when we were little kids). 

This is Tyler at one end, and our neighbor boy at the other end making a snow tunnel. 

Spencer working on a fort. 

Crouching in his fort.

Preston waiting for Mom to get ready so he could go out and PLAY!

Finally he gets to play with brother in all this white stuff.

 He wasn't so keen on it at first, but really he did love it.

The snow fort in the end! 

Preston having fun in the snow tunnel. He would giggle at everything.

Uh-oh! Someone got stuck! Giggle!

 And while all this was going on, I made these yummy Valentine cookies. To be ready for Valentine's day! 

My boys!

Finally that snow was gone, and we were good....until we weren't. 
I was baffled by this weather forecast.....64 degrees, but guess what? You have a winter storm watch coming!!! And guess what? They were right, we got another winter storm.

At least it wasn't as much as the 15 inches.

But I do believe it was close to the 8 inch mark.  

We had so much snow that our kids used up all 15 of their extra days they have for snow days!!! We felt like it just wouldn't stop, until the end of March came or maybe it was April, and we started seeing and feeling warmer days. Who knew we could get this much?!?! Let's hope next year won't be like this, because in the end we were completely sick of snow. 

4 comments:

The Nicholes said...

That much snow reminds me of my childhood. It looks like you all had lots of fun.

Laura said...

That's a crazy amount of snow! Glad you taught your boys to enjoy it! Great pictures! The fresh snow is always so pretty!

Haylee said...

I still love a good snow day. Glad the kids could experience some:)

Mr and Mrs Smith and Co said...

I am kinda jealous of your snow... I probably wouldn't be had I lived through it. But, from my safe distance and heat signature away, I am jealous :)