27 March 2009

March madness

Sunday:

Thursday:
I don't know if you've seen this on the news wherever you are, but Denver got hit hard yesterday. We have about 2 feet of snow in our backyard. It snowed all day long. All day. To someone from Virginia, where it will snow and then as soon as you notice it is snowing, it stops, to someone used to that kind of sporadic snowfall, yesterday was amazing. Jonathan and I are used to the weathermen predicting 1 - 2 inches of snow, and that is usually rounding up. So when the weathermen here were telling us to expect between 7 - 16 inches, I was amazed. That is a huge discrepancy. Not 7 - 10 or even 15 - 16, but 7 - 16 inches. And we got it. And every time I caught a glimpse out the window, I stopped what I was doing to just watch it fall.

Jonathan took the kids and Mabel outside to play for a little while. But it was just falling and falling and the kids got very cold. So for most of the day they were inside and we were all driving each other a little crazy! I took advantage of Jonathan working from home to get some more painting done. And the kids watched a movie and ate popcorn. And played in the basement. And colored pictures for everyone we know. And we made a batch of cupcakes to celebrate Lion finally pooping in the potty! And then we decorated them. I had no ready-made frosting so I whipped up some buttercream frosting. That frosting immediately brings to mind every birthday cake my mother ever lovingly decorated for me. Needless to say there are only 3 cupcakes left.

Thank goodness the snow is melting pretty quickly under the bright Colorado sun because I am out of things to do to keep everyone from yelling at each other! Jonathan managed to shovel the driveway and sidewalk today (it took him a few hours) so he could go out and get some work done. But for the most part, everything: preschool, bodypump class ... was canceled. Which is unfortunate considering the number of cupcakes I ate today.

7 comments:

Kristen said...

wow that is a lot of snow!! We got a couple inches this past week and I thought that was bad!!

joyfullgrrrl said...

shorts one day, snow the next. nope, nothing wrong with the environment. no such thing as global warming. nothing extreme going on planet earth. we are fine. ;-)

Olivia said...

HOLY CRAP! That's a lot of snow. But the kids and Mabel look super cute in it. :)

I wish I could be out there to sip hot chocolate with you and watch Monarch. :)

Elizabeth said...

Those are great pictures! Snow is the best. . .

Quinn said...

Sadie's hat is just the cutest!

Mom

Retainer Girl said...

MABEL!

I love that picture of Sadie. So cute!

Erin's errands said...

So excited to come back out to Denver! Hope for good weather in Denver and Snow up in Breck. Would love to get together! Maybe that thurs or friday! As it gets closer we can nail down the day! Would love to see the house in person!!!