Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blizzard Fun

So I had to find some ways to keep the little man occupied during these past 5 days of being snowed in... the one day that we did get out I bought some poster board paper for him to finger paint on. We made Valentines gifts for the grandparents and for daddy. He did such a good job, and as you can tell, Mommy got in the action too!

We also made sugar cookies -- no, not homemade ones but rather from good ol' Betty Crocker. Abraham added his sprinkles to them and they turned out pretty good.

I don't know what I'd do if I had to entertain him for much longer...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Abraham's finished bedroom

It's amazing what natural light can show you when you are painting. After the sun decided to come out full force today, I was able to see the spots where the wall color underneath hadn't been covered well. I spent a lot of time touching up areas like the top of the wall and some in the middle as well. But I was determined to do it, and do it WELL! (must be my daddy in me! Thanks Dad!)

Anyhow, I finished the painting and then enlisted Abraham's help to move all the stuff out of the nursery into his "new blue" room. He was actually a better helper with the moving than with the painting! :) We got it all in and organized and then Mommy collapsed on the couch for a rest! :)

I hope to get the nursery done tomorrow (and secretly hope to get the bathroom done too!) This nesting instinct is for the "birds"! HA!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Abraham and I made the best of our snow day. I finally bought the paint for his room and the nursery, so we were ready to begin. I was a bit apprehensive about having a 4 year old "help" me paint but actually, he did a half way decent job... and it actually WAS helpful! He got tired half way through the day but that was okay. Got more done without him under foot.
Glad that he still likes hanging with Momma.. wonder how long THAT will last?? :)

Blizzard of 2010 - Enough Already!

Enough already!
The meterologists started on Tuesday predicting that the storm of the century would be here by Friday noon. Everyone in Bel Air, in a mass hysteria, hit the grocery stores to stock up. I on the other hand chose to wait until Thursday after school to go to the grocery store. Yea, bad choice. After I fought the hundreds of people in Giant and spent nearly 20 minutes waiting to check out, I hit Redbox where I had reserved my movies for the next few days.

Just like the meterologists said, the snow started Friday afternoon - wet at first and not sticking but very quickly changing to a heavy, wet snow that stuck. Snowed all Friday - and all Saturday(today) stopping around 4:00pm or so.

The final official measurement at BWI airport was 23.60" of snow!! I think we had more than that here but oh well!

It has been a very long time since I have seen this much snow - and never for Michael and Abraham. We had to call one of Michael's plowing guys to take a run on our neighborhood street so that Michael could get out and check his properties. When he got back in, he said that he saw more stuck cars than he had on Friday. Guess people got a bit over zealous and thought they could make it out -- sorry charlie! The drifts and piles are a good 4 feet tall in some places. Plows are working mainly on the primary roads - secondary roads aren't being touched.

I predict that if they can't get the roads clear by Monday night then we'll have off of school for the whole week. Since we are expecting another storm that is to bring 3-6" of snow on top of what we already have.

Have I said lately that I have had enough snow? Enough already!!

View out our back deck

Out the side door

On the back porch - it was nearly up to my waist.

Michael shoveling like a good husband and daddy!

He had a little too much fun throwing "snowballs" at
Daddy and Mommy!

Abraham climbed over a pile the plow made and got stuck.
Daddy to the rescue!

I've fallen and I can't get up! :)

Making his own seat by the front door

Mommy and Abraham in the snow