Saturday, February 17, 2007

Now This Is Snow!!

Well, we thought we had gotten some snow with that storm a couple weeeks ago, but we were just getting prepared for this past week. The cold weather started on Monday with the windchills in the negative 20's. Monday night, the snow started. It snowed fo about 12 hours or so and then it turned into freezing rain for a couple hours. After that, it turned back to snow. Overall, we got about 8-10 inches of snow with somewhere between 1/2 - 3/4 inch of ice.

The base was closed and so I didn't have to go to work on Tuesday or Wednesday. I think we were all starting to get a little Cabin Fever by Wed morning. C really wanted to go outside and play, so eventually, after many hors of snow-blowing and shoveling, we went outside for a little while. We went over to the hill in the culdesac and went sledding and then built a snow fort. Both kids surprisingly loved the snow. They did not want to go back in the house. When Daddy's face started hurting, we decided it was time to go in. So, the kids had a blast and Dad got quite the back workout from shoveling snow and ice. Mommy had a good time just getting a little break from the day-to-day routine of watching the kids all day while I go to work. Overall, I think everyone had a lot of fun. We are in Roanoke this weekend visiting with Grandma, Amy, Layne and Dale. We came to see Meredith swim in a meet at Radford and also to visit with my Great-Uncle James and Great-Aunt Leta.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007


We got about six inches of snow yesterday, so Daddy got off work early. We were very ill-prepared and so Daddy had to go to the store to buy a sled. We all went over to the big hill near the house and sledded for an hour or so. C surprised us. He is not usually the "daredevil" type, but he could not get enough of it. He kicked Daddy off after the first trip and it was all flying solo after that. K enjoyed it, but was a little more indifferent to the whole experience. All day today, C has been begging to go outside and play. He has been out to play like 4 times and can't get enough. He loves making snow angels and he even made his first snowman (not too impressive since the snow is very powdery and not good to pack tight). Daddy got home from the gym, worn out, and C put on the "Please Daddy" eyes and so we went out and played some more. Luckily the stomach grumbling and the smell of dinner beckoned us in.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Let's Boogie!

It's been an interesting week. The average high around here has been around 20 degrees. Today's high is 8 degrees. The windchill is -15 degrees. I wouldn't mind the cold if there was a good accumulation of snow to be able to play in, but it has been snowing for a week now and not a lick of accumulation. Oh well, hopefully we'll get some later this week. They are calling for some.
The other day we were sitting around listening to the radio, when I put in the Cherry Poppin Daddies CD, "Zoot Suit Riot", and C started his spaztic dancing. K was jamming too. We were able to get a couple of videos of it, but we can't post them. Write us a comment and we will send them to you. We hope you enjoy them. These kids are so much fun, that the fun times far outweigh the trying times.