Sunday, January 3, 2010

Snow Surprise

Last week we were surprised with a bit of snow here. I was at work and my boss came back after lunch and exclaimed "it's snowing!" and I thought "yeah right". I looked out the window and couldn't really see anything, but as the rest of the afternoon progressed we could see snow flakes and soon the parking lot was covered.

I left work around 4pm to go pick up the boys from Granny's house. I think everyone else had the same idea to leave work early because of the unusual weather and it took me 45 minutes to travel the 3 miles to Granny's house! We ended up staying for dinner, so didn't leave to go home until 6:30. Our trip home took us an hour instead of the usual 25 minutes, I think mostly because there was some sort of accident on the main highway. I ended up snaking my way around the back country roads and had no problems. I'm thankful that our trip wasn't like a bunch of other commuters in the Portland area that took 3 hours to get home because of the backed up freeways - yikes!

By the time we got home we had 4 inches of snow.

The boys were begging to go outside to play. It was already dark and there was surprisingly no one else out in the neighborhood. I let them play for a little bit, but it was late and I had a project to work on, so unfortunately they didn't get a lot of time out there.

Here's Mateo getting ready to start a snowman.

Then Jaxon joined in the fun.

The dogs were wondering about all this white stuff too.

Here's the finished snowman. His facial features were a bit sad because we had a hard time finding rocks buried under the snow. Oh well, I think he turned out pretty cute.

Unfortunately the snow turned into rain the next day so the snowman didn't make it very long. It was fun while it lasted. I hope it snows again and stays for a little longer next time!


Lora said...

I disagree on the snow coming again and staying longer, but the kids sure do love it. We had a snowman at our house too ;)

I need you to share these back road directions with me, I hate being stuck in traffic and always wondering if there is another way ;) Just send me the maps ;) ha ha

Marin said...

The next day I saw snowman's everywhere! It took Kevin 2 1/2 hours to make it the 8 miles home. Crazy!