Thursday, February 11, 2010
Scenes from a Snow Day... nah, make that a SNOW WEEK!
After getting 28 inches of snow on Saturday, blizzard #2 (known as SNO.M.G., Snowmaggedon, Snowapolopyse, etc.) hit on Tuesday night/Wednesday, bringing another foot of snow. As one of my friends said best, it truly looks like we live in an Alpine Village. Or a real life Winter Wonder.land. On Wednesday morning, Adam looked outside the window and said "Snow! Is it a ton, Mama?" -- he much have overheard me saying that we're getting a ton of snow!
Our deck on Wed. morning (still filled with snow from Blizzard #1 on Saturday)
Most people are *really sick & tired* of the snow, Steven included. Not me, though... I just LOVE it... I still do. It's so beautiful & peaceful. It's such a nice break from the routine, you know? I also have loved having all this quality time with Steven & Adam. For me, the snow storms have been a blessing (I'm sure some of you are gritting your teeth, but I really am a snow lover)! Plus, we are now in history as having the snowiest winter EVER in DC history. Nice. I'm also lucky that I have a husband who doesn't mind shoveling everything himself... and, I might add, he looks very handsome doing so! =)
All that being said, Adam has gone a little stir-crazy (make that a lot stir-crazy) the past week. We have made the most of it, though. Here are photos taken of Adam the past week of being snowed in (except for Tuesday when he went to school). Please ignore all the toys scattered everywhere in the pictures. I think we took out every toy Adam has ever owned this week!
Playing with cars
Adam & Daddy playing with the "paper tree" that Grandma's friend, Marty, made him ;-)
Adam spent LOTS of time riding in his car
Reading with Daddy
Coloring & Drawing. Adam enjoys writing letters of the alphabet, especially. He can also draw a pretty decent soccer ball & a turtle with a cute little face. He also likes to "write" ADAM (A-D-A-M) and MAMA (M-A-M-A).
Reading to himself. Recently, Adam loves to read books TO US and tell US stories. He's very proud of himself!
Playing with flash cards. He immediately layed them out and started to count to 10 in Spanish. I'm guessing they do this at school with flashcards?!?
Watching his new favorite show "Frankl.in". Admittedly, Adam watched more TV this week than I care to think about! Another new favorite is "Little Be.ar". Both can be found on Nickelodeon. He no longer likes Barn.ey, though!
Cooking in his kitchen
Daddy and Adam created this block village together... nice job, boys!
Of course, lots of Leg.o castles were also built. Adam is now adding Leg.o flowers, grass, people and animals to the castles which is cool to see.
An animal train! Adam is really into lining things up these days to make "choo-choo trains".
The finished project!
Adam's jumping routine. He put it together himself using puzzle pieces to create a "lake" and puzzle boards to to use as jumping platforms. He taught both Steven & I his routine. I think he learned the concept from KinderT.ots... it's a *great* class!
When is Round #3 coming?!?
There's a little glimpse of our fun, SNOW-FILLED week! Have a great weekend!