Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow day! A photo essay

Baby, it's cold outside:

Daycare called at around 1pm on Friday: "Try to gun it up the hill," they counselled us, "people are getting stuck." Getting stuck retrieving their children in the middle of a wicked storm, daycare battening the hatches and turning off the lights.


I was so excited, I fell over:

Okay, I was actually making snow angels. I'm not very graceful. Munchkin did better. Check this out:

After making her angel, our little devil heaved herself off the patio and down the two foot slope, into a drift that almost swallowed her whole:

Out in the front yard, meanwhile, Pynchon had to deal with this:

Doesn't our sidewalk look clear? Please note that as of Monday morning (five days prior to the storm) all our snow had been melted by a truly biblical rain, so what you see here IS WHAT FELL ON FRIDAY. Niiiice.

We all got tired out, and headed in for some of this:

Who had her first cup of 'hot cocoa'? Munchkin! What did she think! Ha!

Merry Christmas, Internets. We're all Way the Hell Up North now, having run up ahead of another storm. I hope to catch up with all of you in the New Year. May all your shovels effortlessly push the white stuff out of the way, may your babies not get sugar-crazed, may your eggnog be delicious ... and may the holiday bring you rest.


alejna said...

Those were some fun photos. I loves me some chocolate covered toddler!

Kyla said...

Looks LOVELY!!!!

Merry Christmas, Mimi.

cinnamon gurl said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jenifer said...

Merry Christmas Mimi and family!

motherbumper said...

We are all the hell up North too and it's snowy and coldy and Christmasy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas to you and your family (and now I'm craving hot chocolate).

Omaha Mama said...

I am actually drinking a nice hot mug of egg nog as I read. It's a bit of the nog with a lot of the rum. Yummmmm.
So I'm waiting for my kids to be REALLY asleep, if you know what I mean. Wink. The jolly old elf will visit soon.
Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

I love the pics! They bring me home. We did experience a little snow yesterday in the mountains, but it was only a snowflake compared to what you're experiencing.
You both look adorable in the snow! Have a cup of hot chocolate for me...it's only cold and rainy here! I hope that you and your family are enjoying your holidays way the hell up north!!! Have a Happy New Year!

crazymumma said...

I love the extremety of that weather. no gray zone. just white and howling.

Patti said...

Well, the shovelling wasn't entirely effortless, but other than that - a good Christmas!