February 11, 2013

A Blizzard


We settling in on Friday night and waited for this blizzard to hit. There was a ban on driving (something I've never experienced before), so it was a very quiet night with just the snow falling and an occasional parade of plows. 

By Saturday morning there were mountains of snow and lots of neighbors busy shoveling out cars and clearing sidewalks. James was giddy (he really loves extreme winter weather) and couldn't wait to drag Little Smith out there. It was so windy at first that our little guy struggled just to stand up, the drifts were many feet higher than his head! 

My boys spent most of the day outside, shoveling and playing and sledding. I ran out to snap a few photos every once in a while and then ran back in to let my hands thaw (I wish I could figure out how to use a camera with gloves!).

Sunday was all blue skies and thirty degree temperatures (we think that's warm), so we  bundled up and walked to the store, squeezing between mountains of snow on narrow sidewalks and avoiding the lakes of slush- the worst part of snow is that slush!

I am still rooting for an early spring, but this storm was actually some great winter fun. I think we've finally had a breakthrough in raising our little snow lover too, he's switched from 'no outside mama' to 'me go outside-cooold'... that's some kind of victory!

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  1. Wow, that´s a lot of snow at once - storms can be fun but I do still long for spring..! :-)

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  2. Ah! Love it. Big snows (when you don't have anywhere to be) are my favorite part of living in the city. Especially making your way down the middle of an empty street. Reminds me so much of my first winter in Boston when I wore plastic bags over my pumas! Good to hear Little S has changed his mind a little about the snow. These boys will just have to accept it! Snowing her again today. Meh.

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    1. I heard you had more coming, we've got sleet... ick! Hang in there, it will get warm again someday :)

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  3. Whoa! That picture from above really shows the impressive amount of snow you guys got! And I love how your red fence looks in all that white!

    So glad W is loving winter now-- seems like you guys will have so much fun in it when he is older!

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    1. Yes, James hasn't stopped hassling me that I took most of my photos where the snow had been blown away and didn't show the full depth. I guess the shallow spots were easier for me to stand in!

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  4. Looks like a fun weekend! I love his yellow sleigh!!

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  5. Oh my! I heard you had snow, but seriously - that is some snow.

    I love the little snow jacket and goggles - your little one truly is a gorgeous little man.

    Nina x

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  6. Snow! So fun! Looks like you guys are embracing it fully, and enjoying it.

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  7. That grin on his face in the 2nd picture says it all! You have your snow baby!

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  8. oh that snow looks like so much fun! and so pretty!

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  9. Little Smith has the cutest open mouth smile ever. He looks so full of joy when he smiles!

    I'm stopping by to tell you that I tagged you to do a Liebster blog award post. You can read the details on my blog, and if you decide to do one link it in my comments. :)

    http://maelivefree.blogspot.com/2013/02/lets-play-shall-we-liebster-blog-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination Molly! Very appreciated :)

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  10. Whoa, you all are so brave. I mean, if we had the snow I would do my best to enjoy it to the fullest, but my oh my. And thirty degrees being warm? Those are hibernating temperatures for me. :)

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  11. Nice photos. :) I have never heard of a ban on driving. I wonder if they enforced it? Your neighbourhood looks pretty in the snow.

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  12. Looks like you made the most of it and had a lot of fun too! Fun pictures!

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  13. Look at you guys making the most of the extreme weather! What lovely and happy photos.

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