We got snow in Alabama.. so obviously the entire state had to shut down. The girls got out of school and both mine and J’s works closed. It was a nice impromtu day snowed in… until our power went out.
It was out for over an hour, but I was sort of freaking out… We weren’t prepared to be without power.
What’s the only logical thing to do when the power is out and you are snowed in?
We don’t really keep snow gear on hand down here, so I was thankful for the hats and gloves the girls got for Christmas. I layered them in with leggings and fleece pants and rain boots and we went outside.
Addy was obsessed with eating snow.. Eeeww.
We had so much fun running around and having a snow ball fight.. I’m sure the neighbors thought we were being attacked we were screaming and laughing so much.
Claire said.. “Mommy! Get your camera and chase me around!” Let me tell you… running around in the snow in rain boots is a work out!
Sadly, the interstates were shut down here and people were trapped trying to get home… Some were there for 10 hours, finally abandoning their cars and getting a hotel.
We just are not prepared for snow here, as sad as it is.
While we were playing outside, I noticed that our neighbors outside lights were on, so I gathered the girls up and scooted them inside to the warmth and bribed them with some hot chocolate.
We woke up to another no school day on Friday.. Luckily I was already off work!
Did y’all get any snow? If so, did you play in it?
In case you didn’t notice, the bed was the hit. We spent most of the day lounging and playing on the bed. Too bad you can’t always have one in your living room.. oh wait. Aren’t those called couches?
These next two pictures make me so happy. You see, my MIL is a picture hoarder. She loves some pictures. And the number of albums of her boys growing up is unreal. And there are so many pictures of the boys holding signs for whatever is going on. “first christmas” or “lost first tooth”. Now my little Addison has her first sign from MeMac… her first White Christmas!!
A White Christmas wasn’t complete without a snowball fight and making a snowman with Uncle Jay… You really should click these two pictures to get the full effect of their different faces with the snowman!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas this year.. we have lots of Before and After’s because 2011 is going to be the year of getting my house decorated exactly the way I want it!!
John took the video so some of it is a little rocky. Hope you enjoy! Addison sure did!