Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snowed In

We've had our first major snow in probably two years! We ended up with about 6 inches of snow from Thursday night and all day Friday. We had a lot of sleet/ice before the snow, so there's a good amount of ice under the snow. Tony stayed home from work on Friday, and we've had a nice long weekend with no place to go! We stocked up on groceries and planned on not going anywhere for awhile. It's also been super 20s to single digits at night since Thursday.
This was Cole's first real snow, and probably the earliest snow we've gotten since we've lived here. We kept telling him he was going to wake up to snow and be able to go out and play in it, but I don't think he really knew what we were talking about!

We waited for a break in the heavy snow and took Cole out to play for awhile. We had to bundle up in about 3 layers on top and bottom, multiple gloves and socks, and hats. It was freezing!! Luckily Cole's jacket from last year barely fit him, and did the job.

He absolutely loved it and had a blast! He took his snow plow truck out to do some plowing.

He had a great time just throwing himself into the snow!

He also helped Daddy do some shoveling or bull dozing as Cole liked to say.

This is our street looking all nice and white! Now it's been driven over, iced again, and not quite so pretty anymore!

Our little snowman!

Cole had such a great time, he wanted to go out again on Saturday. So we bundled up again and went out just to play this time. This time there was a little more ice, so he did some slipping and sliding around the driveway thinking it was fun at first. But, he fell too many times, and just wanted to hold my hand. Tony made it out to run. Last time we got a lot of snow, he found a spot on a main road that gets plowed, but isn't very busy with cars and he just runs around those dry spots. I haven't been able to get out and run because I'm not risky slipping on ice what so ever. Unfortunately, they don't do any plowing in the neighborhoods, so it's really the worst part if you want to go anywhere. Once you make it out of there, it's not too bad. Tony took us out to Hideaway for dinner last night. It was the first Cole and I had been out of the house since Thursday morning.

Today, we went out for a few hours to run errands...went to the store, got some lunch, etc. It was nice to get out, but parking lots are icy and those neighborhood streets are tricky. Good thing Tony drives us around. :) I think we have one more day below freezing, and hopefully by Tuesday things will start melting and clearing off. Right now, we can just relax and get things done at home. The snow and cold weather sure does put you in the Christmas spirit though!

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