Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snowed In!!

Monday morning, we woke up to this....

About 6 inches of snow. With not much snow removal here in the south, we were pretty much snowed in! Joel stayed home from work and we just tried to stay warm!

Emery and Lucy didn't mind!

Lucy just loves playing with her big brother!

And Emery loves to play too!

Later, Joel took Emery outside to play in the snow!
This is the best picture I got-from the back door. There was no way I was going out in that! Brr!

I think Emery's favorite part was eating the snow!

Tuesday wasn't much better. The snow hadn't melted, and overnight we got freezing rain. A nice thick sheet of ice covered all that snow. So, we had another day with Joel home and playing around!

Here is a piece of ice from Joel's car. Yes, Emery is licking the snow from the underside of the ice. Silly boy!

Joel decided to take Emery sledding a little later in the day. We didn't have a sled, but the top part of our wheel barrow worked just great!


Wednesday the sun finally came out to start the melting process. Joel went into work after lunch and Emery headed out back to play some more. I tried to tell him that he shouldn't eat any more snow now that it wasn't fresh but I caught him several times eating it anyways. His response? "But mom, I just LOVE to eat it! It's my favorite!"

Somehow we managed to stay warm enough (our heat pump isn't terribly effective when it is below freezing) with the help of this...

And a few of these...

After days of staying in, we are ready for the roads to dry so we can get out! It was fun to have a little vacation at home for a few days though :)


Lindsay said...

Isn't that funny - when we have that much snow here in Utah it's no big deal! Everyone still has to work and go to school! Haha! Adam's cousin just moved to Atlanta and they all stayed in for two days because of like 2 inches of snow. Craziness! Haha! Glad you guys enjoyed the time together!

Julie said...

That made the perfect sled! Good idea. And Emery looks SO COLD in that picture where he's all covered in snow!

Mel said...

You do what I do in the snow - Stay inside! Meanwhile, the boys are out in it having a grand old time. I love that Emery 'loved' it so much! :)

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

Hi Julie! Thanks for the comments!:)
I'd love it if UT didn't have snow removal so we could all stay inside whenever it snows! Sounds like heaven! Your kids are so cute! I love the name Lucy, she is darling!

Jenny said...

Snow days are the BEST!! Looks like you had lots of fun with the family!