Monday, January 17, 2011

Ice Storm 2011

There is something about Zach and I that seems to bring about ice storms each January/February of the new year. Last year, we had Ice Storm 2010 in Lawton. That one, I have to admit, was worse on the trees and the house, but was not too terribly bad on the roads. This one was pretty bad on the roads.

What all started out as a pretty snow storm.....

Aidan was already asleep by the time the snow hit.

But we did take him out to play in the snow/ice for a few minutes the next day. He was not so sure about it....

Again, is a little uneasy about this white stuff....

Dad shows him how to eat it... followed by a face of a child who just ate a lemon.

Looking like a pudge in his snowsuit.

Daddy and Aidan

Mommy and Aidan

The whole family.

Even Uncle Aaron was there to play.
Well, school was cancelled for a total of FIVE days straight, and we are out today for MLK day. So Tuesday is going to be miserable!!! We have been in school for three days this semester and that was almost two weeks ago. I barely remember what I taught so I FOR SURE know that the students remember NOTHING so re-teach time.
In the beginning of the week we were pretty much stuck inside and couldn't drive anywhere- so needless to say we had LOTS of beloved quality time. It was great to be home another week with Aidan and Zach. We did try to venture out a few days towards the end of the week. I decided to go to the mall to exchange a few things (exchange= successful ; traffic on way home = NIGHTMARE). It was starting to get dark on the way home, which means people start FREAKING out and decided to leave their brains at home. The highway was a nightmare so I decided to go back roads. Bad decision, about an hour down the road (approximately 4 miles) there was a street shut down, so I had to turn around anyway and get on the highway. It took me about three hours to get home.
We bought some new furniture from Rooms to Go so we had to get rid of the old couch that we had. On Friday we took it to Adam's house (Zach's brother) to keep in his basement until Aaron (other brother) wants it. Both Adam and Tiffany were at work (haha) and we tried to get the truck up the icy driveway- bad idea- it started sliding backwards so we had to carry the couch up the driveway (my arms still hurt- I'm not used to this heavy lifting anymore).
Now that the ice storm is over- I am probably losing my nice long break in February to replace the snow days. Not exactly sure of it, but I am willing to put some money on it. Yuck.

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