Snowed IN

We’re snowed in in Indiana – but we’re loving it.  The timing worked out perfectly.  WeeMan came down with bronchitis on Monday night and we were able to squeeze in a quick trip to the doctor on Tuesday between storm systems.  So he’s dosed with meds and already feeling 100% better and mommy didn’t have to use a sick day or make sub plans.  Couldn’t have worked out better if I’d planned it.  This was supposed to be a HUGE storm and it was a big storm – but I wouldn’t call it huge.  We’ve been out of school since Tuesday and we’re closed again tomorrow.  The Level 1 travel advisory was lifted at 8 (that means only emergency personnel should be on the road or you’ll get a ticket) Right now we’re still under a level 2 – avoid unnecessary travel.  Don’t worry we don’t plan to go anywhere.  We’re enjoying time off at home.  I love me a good winter storm. (Especially if I can keep my electricity!)
Here’s a few shots of our adventure today.  Since WeeMan was feeling much better and starting to get a little ornery we ventured outside for about 20 or 30 minutes to play.  As you can see he’s not a big fan of the getting dressed to go out part of our adventure.  Bear is sitting in WeeMan’s chair watching out the sliding door, b/c weeman really REALLy wanted to take him outside and mean old mommy and daddy said “no”.

Here’s a shot of Beastie Dog.  He’s not a big fan of the snow – he’ll play for about 20 minutes in it and then he wants back in on his couch where he can enjoy it through the window.  Yep – he’s spoiled!

We got about 8 inches in the past two days – about 1/4 inch of sleet halfway through.  We already had 3 or 4 inches on the ground so it makes some nice drifts for WeeMan.  Love that grin!

Preparing to douse daddy with snow.  Wouldn’t know where he got that idea from…..

My little crabapple tree in the front of the house. 

Getting irritated with his mittens.  He kept saying “crab hands, mommy”  So smart and funny.

One mitten gone so he could help daddy shovel.  We didn’t stay out much longer after this point.

Stuck in the snow just so mommy can take a picture and record how deep it was.  Torture!
Tomorrow the agenda includes fingerpaints and maybe some bread baking.  I’ve got to make a meal for a family on Saturday and I’m thinking a loaf of fresh bread would be a good addition.  We’ll see how motivated I get.  Hope you all are staying safe and warm and finding some joy to count in the storm. 
More Gifts to Count
11. Crab hands
12. Winter wind blowing against our snug house
13. Drifts and piles and a world covered in white
14. Snow angels
15. Leftovers used creatively to warm the belly
16. watching “The Fox and the Hound” with WeeMan
17. “Wockabye” with a sick baby
18. Doctor who squeezes us in to soothe a mommy’s worry
19. Knowing my family is all tucked away safe from the weather
20. Laughing with baby brother about silly things
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4 thoughts on “Snowed IN

  1. Great grin pic. I love that you use his words. You'll be glad, later! Our cable & internet were in and out but we held onto our electricity. Lost a big limb out back but it didn't hit anything. Hoosier hugs, Cheryl

  2. So sweet. Love your thankful list. Isn't it great taking all the time to get them all bundled up for the little bit they spend in the snow…but so worth it! 🙂 Thanks for following me and I'll follow you as well. I look forward to seeing where God takes your family (my sister had her babies IVF also: she had triplets 🙂 ). Your little guy is super cute!

  3. So sweet. Love your thankful list. Isn't it great taking all the time to get them all bundled up for the little bit they spend in the snow…but so worth it! 🙂 Thanks for following me and I'll follow you as well. I look forward to seeing where God takes your family (my sister had her babies IVF also: she had triplets 🙂 ). Your little guy is super cute!

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