A ton of snow was in the forecast for today.
And a ton of snow fell.
I love it when the forecast – as it relates to snow – is right
While I was awake for Sierra’s 3am feeding this morning, I was catching up on my twitter feed on my iPhone. I was greatly amused that several of my local friends were using the term “Snowmageddon” to describe the forecast for today’s weather. It kept popping up as I read through tweets and I thought it an appropriate term for my blog post
It started snowing at midnight and had dumped 7-8 inches by morning. We woke up to more accumulation than we’ve ever seen here. And this right after the 4 inches we saw on our “white christmas!”
So, when our neighbors invited us to go sledding with them again, we jumped at the chance! Sierra was sleeping soundly for her morning nap, so we hopped outside for a few minutes.
Rich started off with Alana…and they didn’t fare too well. They looked great at first…
But things quickly went downhill and they wiped out. It was really entertainingI stopped taking photos once I realized they were crashing…I needed to make sure they were okay!
So I gave Rich an “F” on his sledding and I took over
Things went much better for me and Alana, but we hit a patch of powder and Alana got it in the face…big time. I tried to protect her but she was freezing and icy when we got to the bottom of our hill. So, we headed inside to warm up, start a fire, and dry off!
Round two came later in the day. We decided we needed a family photo because it was Sierra’s first snowAnd what a first snow it was!
So, Alana and I started off outside…
Everything was completely covered. Ah, it’s so beautiful out there!
Exploring, and not bothered by the fact that with each step, snow is piling into her boots!
Our snow covered vehicles…which will probably ice over tonight!
And a few photos of the 3 Smith girlsThank you so much to Aunt Pixie, who hung out with us all day, for these family photos!!!
Sierra slept through her first exposure to snow!
And so there you have it: Snowmageddon 2011Happy January, everyone!