Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow Day!

So, I dont know if you heard, but Tennessee got a little bit of snow a week ago. I will admit, most of the complete freak outs about incoming precipitation are useless, but this one was valid. I think we ended up with like 4 to 6 inches, which is huge for down here. Schools were closed on the Friday of the storm, churches and stores were closed over the weekend and schools were STILL closed on Monday and Tuesday. Complete craziness.

I want to preface this post with the fact that there are several things I am embarrassed about in this entry, primarily because I am from NY and know better than this. I will point them out as I post.

I got the girls ready to go out in the snow (Ruthie is going through this "CHEESE" phase which is ruining ALL of our pictures!)

I am completely embarrassed that this was what my children wore outside. Rain boots, since we dont have snow boots, sweat pants since we didnt have snow pants and their jackets. Thanks to a Christmas gift from Mark's parents we had hats and mittens otherwise it would have looked even more ridiculous!

This could quite possibly be the worst.

We didnt have a sled, so we used a Tupperware box from the basement. I was completely embarrassed by this until we saw what some of the kids were using at the end of the street. We were high tech compared to the trashcan lids and cardboard boxes others were using.

Ruthie was the only one that would go in it. Maddie just ran behind it cheering them on.

This was at the end of our street. It was mass chaos! I guess this is one of the only benefits of living in a subdivison that could easily qualify as the highest level of incline on a treadmill. That also meant we couldnt drive into or out of our subdivision for like 3 days though.

Ruthie was completely into the snow experience.

Making snow angels with Daddy...

Then there was Maddie. As with most things in life, Maddie "no like" the whole snow thing. She kept screaming that her boots were "messy, messy" from the snow, as well as her mittens. This was what most of my pictures of her look like.

After she got to watch the big kids sled down the hill she cheered up a little and I was able to get this one.

We stayed out for 30 to 45 minutes, which was significantly longer than I had expected. This was the most snow I had seen in Nashville since I have lived here, and Mark couldn't remember ever seeing this much snow in Nashville before, so who knows when they will see this again at home.

1 comment:

Brian and Katie Whitt said...

that's more snow than my kids have seen this year. And I'm not complaining except that the temps are so low that I can't even throw them outside and tell them to play. Play with what? Frozen dirt?