Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blizzard 2011

What was your favorite name for the Blizzard??? Some of my favorites were Snownami, Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Snowgasm (so bad I know), and Snowcation. Yes, it was a Snowcation for sure. The boys had 4 snow days In. A. Row. We're on Day 3 right now and have been enjoying ourselves especially since all 5 of us are home together. I guarantee though, that come Monday, I'll be very ready for my loves to all go back to school so we can get in some sort of routine.....and I can have a few moments to myself!

I had been taking pictures of the bushes outside of my window all day so I could see the progression of the snow. This was not even halfway through the storm. Needless to say, when all was said and done......there was not a sign of a bush anywhere.

It was so hard to capture on camera just how hard it was coming down sometimes. There were periods where you could hardly see down the street.

I took this around 9pm and it was still pouring down. You can kind of see where Todd cleared a path to the front door. It didn't take long at all to fill in. See Drew's little tree out there?? That just makes me laugh.

Morning little tree, I know you're in there somewhere.
We have this big thick curtain of snow just hanging off the whole front of our roof. It is kind of spooky actually. I call it our Snowvalanche. Just waiting to see whose head it falls on.

See that indentation in the middle? That's where Todd shoveled the night before. Yes, that is where our sidewalk should be.....with bushes on either side.
View from the street.
My sweet Drew trying to dig us a sidewalk.
Noah tries out the new walkway.
Drew standing in the plowed street. That's how deep our yard is there.
Aiden stops to give me a smile.
Aiden is yelling for help. He fell in the snow for the first time and was having a hard time getting back up.

Drew starting on his igloo. He has put a lot of time and effort in it and it is pretty good sized. I probably won't melt until April. LOL
Think Todd could back his car out into the driveway?? For the record....our driveway STILL looks like that. Luckily we've only needed to get the van out so far.
Climbing a small mountain. We got about 18 inches of snow but with the drifting, there are some really high peaks to climb.
The view out of our sliding glass doors. Yes, that is a porch swing in the background.....looking a little wonky. It would have been nice if hubby had put it away in the garage for the winter.
Jack got out a couple of times (only once on purpose). Wierdo LOVED the snow and was romping around in it. He came in all covered in snow and shook it all off. He's been meowing ever since to go back out. I guess it would be hard to lose him in all of the white.
Todd dug a nice snow tunnel out for the boys in one of the drifts in the yard.
It looks like frosting up there.
View from my window this morning. Sunshine and icicles.


Mom said...

It did have its pretty moments-but I dont want to ever endure a snowstorm of this proportion again. Those mounds around town will never melt......and Maggie still thinks we are going for a walk everytime I put my coat...HAHa

Deb said...

Love the pictures, Kelly...our Lou has thought he wanted out a few times too. He ran out onto the patio and immediately ran back inside! It was funny. Glad you have enjoyed the week with the kids home. We have too...would've more IF I weren't sick. Am feeling a smidge better today. PTL! :)