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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh, The Weather Outside Was Frightful

And the fire was so not happening since last season’s soot and logs are still chillin’ in there.

So, what’s a family to do when your street looks like this…

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and there’s no hope of going anywhere, anytime soon?

Well for starters, you try not to lose your mind Jack Nicholson style and go all 1980s The Shining crazy on Hubby and the three offspring. 

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Let me tell you that 48 straight hours of no outside activity is pretty tough when they are constantly running to the window asking to go outside and play in “da buzzard”, and not understanding why playing in near white out conditions is not safe for them (or fun for Mommy).

But, once said buzzard has run it’s course and you have made dough ornaments for every person in your life, played the Wii, the DS, computer games, board games, and hide and go seek, watched 11 episodes of Handy Manny, 9 episodes of Star Wars The Clone Wars, half of the Incredibles, and about 75% of Shark Boy and gag me with an effing spoon Lava Girl you:

1.  Get out your shovels and go to work, or convince #2 that he probably could eat our driveway clean and watch him give it a go…

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2.  Try your luck at making snow angels and realize that in 19 inches of snow that is easier said than done, and not nearly as much fun as you had imagined.

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3.  Assemble the entire neighborhood for some serious shredding and for once be happy that you live on a ridiculously steep hill that makes it virtually impossible to get out when it snows, but also makes for some of the best sledding in the hood.  Gonna have to charge admission for this next time.

 

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25 comments:

Working Mommy said...

Whoa - look at the boys go!! Nothing but a blur they were going so fast...glad you guys ended up having fun after all (or, that the boys did at least)!

~WM

Evonne said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow! I remember getting a blizzard when I was a kid and sledding down the street. Good times!

V said...

Ahhhhh....I wanna play! I miss that stuff. Geez! Looked like a blast. Wow. Now I really wanna move back to NY. We used to live in a condo that had halls that reminded me of the shining. Freaky! Merry Christmas:)

Kmama said...

Oooh, that looks like so much fun. I can't wait for snow here...IN MICHIGAN. Snow already, dammit!

Shark Boy and Lava girl...oh yes, the horror!!

singedwingangel said...

now you are aware that the kid who plays Shark boy in that movie is now affectionately drooled over as Jacob right?? that guy has a thing with being animals huh?
that looks like a blast going down that hill except well I am old and umm easily terrified of bodily harmon me ormine and would have had to remain in the house and the father figure in charge

Carly said...

That is so much snow ! Look at all those kids having fun !Cute:)

Kiki said...

great pictures. i wish we got snow here. we just get frost. we did have one day of snow last february, but those few inches melted too soon. would love to take my kid sledding. i have such fond memories of sledding with friends as a kid. happy WW and take care.

confused homemaker said...

It looks like you guys made the most of the heavy snow! I love the snow-angel. We haven't had any heavy snow where I am, *sigh* maybe soon??

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

We've got a ton of snow here too (although granted, not as much as you guys!) - but we'd have to drive to a good sledding place. Booo.

Simply Valorie said...

That looks like SO much fun. (The sledding, not Shark Boy and FMLava Girl.) Almost makes me wish I didn't live in flat, hot Texas. Almost.

Jen said...

Mmmm... I think that next time we get alot of snow, I am going to totally tell my kids to lick it clean. Yup, I love that idea.

Nancy Campbell said...

That hill? AWESOME. You could totally sell hot chocolate from your house and get yourself a pedicure or something else fun and frivolous.

4 Lettre Words said...

Holy WOW! I'd like to have that snow for an hour or two of frozen frolicking.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, my friend!

KK said...

Wow that looks gorgeous. I'll still keep my 70 degrees, but wow that is beautiful.

3LittleMonkeys said...

HAHAHAAHAHA! A Canadian laughing at your "buzzard".

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

Looks beautiful and fun, but yeah, so glad we didn't get it. I have a hate/hate relationship with winter since I live in the snowy midwest anyhow.

Happy Holidays!

Tamara
www.theunexperiencedmom.com

Mira said...

I've been desperately trying to figure out how people keep three kids indoors without just sitting them in front of the tv all day myself because I have a long stretch without help starting tomorrow and I wanna not have to always pack them up and go to a museum or something. But we're too young for crafts and stuff too. Hard not to just use Elmo videos. Hard. Envy you your snow even if it's got it's painful parts!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Woo Hoo!

We got 17 inches and NOBODY wanted to go play in it! I was shocked!

When did I become my Mom said...

My son wants to come throw snowballs and make snow angels. Looks like fun!

sazucker said...

These are great :)
Am jealous...all we got was rain here (...of course I say that now, but will be singing another tune on the rare occasion we do get snow)

Have a happy New Year!

Stefanie from http://pediatricsafety.net

(...stopped by from MBC...and now I'm following you)

Charisse said...

AWWWW I want to go sledding. But we only have STUPID COLD RAIN here in Atlanta. SHEESH!

Michelle said...

Look at that sledding hill! We got 20 inches here and the kids were excited to play outside but we never made it sledding :-( Good thing we are from Colorado and they have been sledding many times before.

faemom said...

God, I hate snow. You're a saint to deal with it.

creative heart said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you! Looks like even though you don't like the snow weather so much, you seem to make the best of it.

A Psych Mommy said...

Snow!!! I wish it snowed where I live (of course, I have to also brag that I was walking around in a t-shirt while my son played with his little push car outside in 66 degree sunny weather)

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