Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bllizzard 2011

Anyone that has no life and actually reads my tweets already knows that Monday was a snow day for much of Arkansas. I have dubbed it the Great Blizzard of 2011. Roughly translated that means Arkansas got 6-8 inches of snow, sold out of bread and milk across the entire state, and everyone played in the snow rather than working. We're a bit snow crazy like that. Adults and kids alike enjoy the snow in Arkansas because it isn't often that it actually sticks around here.

As I write this post there is still a significant amount of snow on the ground, and schools are still closed. So this definitely is a big weather event for us.

I spent my day off Monday playing in the snow with Braden for the first time. Arica, Braden, and I built a snow man, threw some snowballs, made snow angels, and even did some sledding on an inflatable raft. We had to improvise because we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to have some fun. After all, it might be a couple years before we get another chance. This just in. Sledding is fun!

After calling it a day I realized that this was the first time I've ever been sledding before, even if there was no sled per se. I grew up not only in snow challenged Arkansas, but also in a part of the state where the ground doesn't rise more than a degree or two for 100 miles in every direction. So even when there was snow we could only sled if pulled by a 4-wheeler.

Enough of this Arkansas snow day history. Here are some pictures and one short video of our day in the snow. I hope you enjoy them.









13 comments:

Tom said...

Awesome! How cool to get a snow day! Glad you were able to improvise the sled; the first time we got a surprise snowstorm we only had a cardboard box to use.

Hope you got lots of pictures so Braden can hold on to the memories.

PJ Mullen said...

He's ready for the Olympic Bobsled Team!

Brandy@YDK said...

y'all got a lot more snow than us. we didn't even have any closings. your makeshift sled looks like the bomb

Katherine said...

Looks like a blast!

I'm jealous. We don't have enough snow to play in, and it'll start melting Friday before E even gets a chance to play in it. :(

Eric said...

We're four hours south of Snowmeggedon. It's cold, but nothing serious. I just have to wear socks in the house.

Jen said...

Bwhahahahahahaha, you used a pool raft as a sled.

Nice.

Rob said...

Glad you guys had a snow day, looks like you guys had a lot of fun. We actually had one here in DE today. BTW love your pool raft as a sled. LOL.

Jack said...

The look on Braden's face makes it all worthwhile.

Tim Riley said...

We actually had some snow a couple years ago in the desert. It was gone by noon, but school was canceled and we had a great time playing in the snow. Your pictures take me back to that day. Looks like you guys had a blast-those are great memories!

Old School/New School Mom said...

How fun!! I still haven't taken Ari sledding yet. I can't believe it!

seashore subjects said...

I am jealous - I could use a snow day!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Awesome job on the sledding! Makes me want the snow to return. For a day at least!

SurprisedMom said...

I'm really glad you enjoyed your snow day! The pictures and video are priceless! I heard Arica's comment at the end of the video and had to laugh.

I think if Chicago got snow every two years or so, I'd enjoy it more! That and had little kids to light up the snow with their smiles.