Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Late White Christmas

We had a late White Christmas this year. Out of NOWHERE we had snow, and lots of it. It was not forecasted and nobody was prepared for it (typical Portland!!). It started at about 2pm, I didn't notice it at first but Greg called from work and asked if it was snowing at home. I looked outside and I could see some tiny flurries floating around. Soon enough it was snowing pretty hard. I got on the news website and saw that 2-4 inches was predicted and called Greg back at work to tell him. He left within 20 minutes to come home and it was a good thing he did, the highway was a MESS after he got home. By 5pm the roads were a mess; no snow plows out because it wasn't predicted, and gridlock traffic. The snowplows couldn't get through all the stuck cars and the stuck cars couldn't move because there was too much snow!!! It took some people 6 hours to get home in a normally 20 minute drive. Most people ended up abandoning their cars on the highway and walking or taking a bus home. It was CRAZY!!!! I was so glad Greg came home early Phew!! The best part of him being home and not stuck in a car was building the snowman!!! I stayed inside because I was still getting over a cold-thanks Brookyln for coughing all over me when you were sick, it was so thoughtful. Seriously, she could not cough into her own hand, or elbow, it HAD to be right on me, on my shirt or in my face. To be fair she did have croup and it was awful, but she got better quickly, but we all got what she had. I ended up with an ear infection, I don't think I've had one of those since I was a baby! Thanks to antibiotics I was better within 12 hours. Now I know why babies scream when they have ear infections, they HURT!!! Ahhh, I got off on a tangent, oops!!! Snow, that's where I was.....
Boston enjoyed his first snow. He was still getting over his share of the cold, so he went out for a few minutes to take pictures, but I think he liked it. Of course I think he'll like it more when he's older and can play in it.

Brooklyn LOVED building the snowman with Greg. She was TOTALLY into it. She would have stayed out in the snow all night long if we let her. I don't think she expected anything to be better than building a snowman with her Daddy, until she got to come inside and drink hot chocolate with her Daddy. I'm not sure if we'll get snow again this winter, which will be just fine with me, once a winter is PLENTY!!! Don't get me wrong, I like snow, but I don't like to live in snow, there's a BIG difference!!!

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