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Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow Day

I rarely take unplanned days off, but yesterday the snow started falling around 2 PM and and didn't stop 'til 7:00. It dropped a good amount of snow and the roads weren't treated.

This morning the news kept showing traffic backed up a long way on both of the interstates that I can use to get to work due to a jackknifed tractor trailer. So, I decided to take the day off. And boy was it a good decision.

I got to spend the day with my favorite four people in the world.

When Reed was little, we took him out in the snow. He HATED it, so we decided that I decided that I would take the big boys out to play in the snow and see how they liked it. This time was completely different. Reed and Nash both loved the snow.

The boys had a little trouble getting traction in their monster truck.

The boys don't have gloves that fit really well, so I used a trick that we used growing up. Socks! I also their hands in ziplock bags first so that the wet snow couldn't get to their hands.

The snow wasn't packed tightly, so we couldn't make a snowman. So, the boys decided to make a snow castle.

Our house in the snow. I think that it is really pretty. You'll notice an Impala in our garage. That's because the van is in the shop because someone ran into us a couple of weeks ago on the way home from church. Have you ever tried getting three little ones in car seats in an Impala?

It's not easy!

I hate these bushes, but I think that they are pretty in the snow.

For some perspective for any of you out there that are new followers of our blog, the third house on the left is our old house. Moving across the street was one of the easiest moves we've ever completed!

I let the boys drive on the street since there was zero traffic. Even in their little truck they were struggling with the ice.

My guess is that Nash has seen Caillou or someone making a snow angel on TV because he laid right down in the snow and made an angel.

Pretty good one too.

To get more traction, we put Nash in the back of the truck. It worked a lot better.
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