Nary two weeks into the new year, New England experienced another major snowstorm, dubbed locally as the snowpocalypse. This on the heels of the what I called the Boxing Day Blizzard. This storm was considerably more substantial, however.
Beginning in the wee hours of the morning the snow arrived and continued to fall for about eighteen hours or so and left us with eighteen inches. In the early morning rush hours two to three inches were falling an hour. The severity was anticipated and, of course, school was canceled. Snow day!
The kids loved it. Staying home with the family was a nice reprieve. The house was a nice cocoon from the showdown for most of the day. Ali made pancakes for breakfast. For the rest of the morning the kids played inside and I did some work. After lunch and naps the outside play began.
Alright, so we don’t exactly celebrate Boxing Day in the States, but we definitely experienced a blizzard on the day that it is observed. Temperatures plummeted, snow descended, and the wind howled beginning in the afternoon and continued for the better part of two days. It has been downright frigid.
Still, we did need to get the kids outside to prevent them from getting anymore stir crazy. Plus, the post-Christmas pall might have taken grip if we hadn’t. We really couldn’t go anywhere, and it took considerable effort just to dig out the driveway with the drifts building. Those drifts proved a bit treacherous for the kiddos as one of the photos will attest. They could hardly remain standing.
While Christmas has come and gone already, it has not passed without being documented. The kids were spectacular through everything, all the challenges and anticipation. Hadley was delighted with her gifts, as well as Fritz’s. Likewise, he too was delighted with his gifts and hers. They have even been playing quite nicely together with those gifts of dual ownership, despite the concept being a little lost on the two of them.
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One of Hadley’s favorite items was a digital camera all her own. So undoubtedly, at some point in the near future, some of her work will be featured. She is currently working on holding it steady, ling enough to actually capture an image that resembles what she was aiming to get. Still, she is thrilled to be snapping away with abandon.
Apart from that, stay tuned for some images of the Boxing Day Blizzard that is rocking the East Coast. Sadly, the real snow didn’t really begin falling until the evening. So tomorrow’s digging out should provide some pics.