Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Blizzard of 2011: Our Snow Day

Wednesday, February 2 was to be the Blizzard of the century. The Meteorologists were predicting snowmageddon. Locally in West Michigan we were told to expect 17 inches of snow in a 12 hour period with 35 mph winds.

We were excited, Brady, Bryce and I that is.  Blair had to drive to work in the middle of it all so he didn't share our excitement.  But the boys and I knew this was going to be a guaranteed SNOW DAY!

The plan was for a lazy day in our pajama's.  Movies, playing inside and out, a little baking, and some hot chocolate!  I think we pulled it off!  We had a great day together...

We went to bed Tuesday evening and barely an inch of snow had fallen.  When I woke up the next morning, this is what we saw!

Well I don't know exactly how much snow we got.  It was a lot though!  There was so much blowing and drifting it was impossible to measure!  Blair made it to work just fine.  The babies stayed warm in the house and so did we the majority of the day.

The dog, our Koda Bear LOVES the snow!  She can barely sit still in it.  The snow makes her crazy.  The only reason she is sitting still for the pictures is because I am bribing her with a snow ball.  She loves to eat snow balls! 

FYI, Koda's breed is a Dogue de Bordeaux, you know, the dog from the Turner and Hooch movie.  The verdict is still out as to whether or not we will breed her.  We planned too buuuutttt (sigh) we've been a smidge busy.  We will see.....

As soon as Blair got home from work it was time to dig out from underneath all that snow.  The boys could not wait to get out there!  I'm pretty sure this is the most amount of snow the boys have seen.

Bryce is counting the days until he can use the snow blower, drive the snowmobile and do ALL the other stuff "mans" get to do.  Love him!

Despite the major storm we had it left as quick as it came.  By mid afternoon it was nice and sunny.  We don't see the sun much during our long Michigan winters.  The boys had fun playing with their shadows.

They are so goofy.  They loved standing right under all the snow Blair was blowing.  Brrrrr...

When they came in it was time for hot chocolate, marshmallows, and cookies.

They love making it themselves.

We had a great day.  We still need to get out ice skating a few times and then I think our winter activities will all be checked off our list.  Then the snow needs to leave and Spring needs to come...

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