Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Wonderland

It's been a busy holiday season for us already, and Christmas is still two weeks away. We spent Thanksgiving at my Brother's in Kansas, which was a lot of fun. We got to watch the kids play together, enjoy LOTS of good food (including scone Saturday courtesy of my Mom. Yummy!), and of course, have family game night. It was mostly the siblings, with others rotating, and it was Settlers of Catan, not our usual Nuts, but it was lots of fun.

The Monday after Thanksgiving we got our Christmas tree, and that Saturday was the Christmas Dinner at church. Sadly, no Jolly Old Saint Nick appeared here, but we did have our own cute little elves, and lots of great food and fellowship.

Then, Tuesday, the snow started falling. Well, some fell Monday, but it melted quickly. Tuesday, not so much. By Wednesday morning, we had at least 6 inches, and fierce winds, which made the drifts much higher. We had white-out conditions, and parts of the state even closed down main highways because of the drifts. That didn't happen here, but it was enough to cancel classes at the university, and for John's boss to tell him to stay home.

John and Timothy ventured out to play for a while, but didn't last very long. John lasted a little longer, and he cleaned off the car and shoveled the drifts away from the doors. I didn't even venture out. I wanted some pictures of Timothy playing in the snow, but didn't want to join them (especially considering Andrew was awake), so I contented myself with pictures from the windows and front door. It was a beautiful snowfall, but I much prefer enjoying it from the warmth of my home. =)

It's even colder today. John went back to work, bundled up so that only his eyes were showing. There was storytime at the library today, but we're not going. I'm going to get inventive instead, and keep my little man occupied where it's warm. =)