February 26, 2014

The Crazy Winter of 2014

Maybe this isn't going to seem so crazy in 20 years because it sure seems like we've seen more of these weird winter storms in recent years but, for us Georgians, this year has been at the top of the list for crazy winter weather!

We missed school/work for something like 6 days in a two week period and February was already half over by the time we got back into a routine.

It's still fun to look out the window to see a snow-covered backyard in the morning so having a few days at home to enjoy it was nice. I will say that being cooped up with a one year old gets pretty old pretty fast. Alden is so used to going to school and interacting with lots of kids his age that I think he was pretty sick of us after a 6 days in a row of being stuck in the house :)

It was so great to watch Alden's first experience in the snow. He was so curious and interested in what was going on. After the first inch or so was on the ground, he took to it like a fish to water. Crawling everywhere, picking up the snow, playing in it- it was really fun :)

1st dusting of the season

1st time in the snow!

snow selfies :)

intently watching the snowflakes

1st taste of the snow...


figuring out he can pick it up :)

And that was only the first storm! A couple of weeks later we got another storm and were iced in for about 3 or 4 days. We were really lucky and kept power the whole time and had no trees fall or major house problems arise from the cold, ice and snow. Plus, because our power stayed on, I was able to work for two of those days and our team was able to finish up our NIH grant proposal. I can't imagine how crazy life would have been if we hadn't been able to work remotely! Thank you, modern technology! :) 

The second storm was not as much fun to play in since it was a lot more ice than snow but we still managed to get outside a little. No photos of little man this time :( We only spent a few minutes out each time because the ice was thick and slippery and once it started getting slushy we didn't want to let Alden play in it. 

our salted deck so the dogs could walk through

the melted snow lake in our backyard that re-froze the next night

slushy, gross, icy mess

It was a great time to get some things done in the house, though! We got Alden's closet completely reorganized and sorted through bins and bins of old baby clothes. I got some other organizational projects done around the house and we were able to really solidify Alden's new nap schedule. There's always a silver lining, I guess ;)

I wonder what next winter has in store?!

much love, L&N

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