Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snowed in for 2 Days

Wow, it has been a LONG two days around here. Long but good. We got so much snow that all the schools were closed and the roads got too bad, so Zack (and the rest of us) got two snow days. By now, we are all a little bit stir crazy and are thinking about trying to venture out into the storm (it's still snowing) to go grocery shopping because we have no good food left, but we aren't sure if it's the best choice...
Here's how much snow we had piled up. It was taller than Zane! We got well over two feet at least all together.

Here's Zane ready to go to the store. He put on his vest, hat, and boots all by himself! He loves these too big camouflage rain boots. And of course he's wearing his trusty Elmo pants. He said, as we were walking out the door, "I'm wearing my Elmo pants to the store. That's silly!" It cracked me up that out of the whole outfit, that's what he thought was silly.

During our time together, we did a lot. We played "sleep" a lot where we all pretend we're asleep and snore and then wake up and do it over and over again. It's one of Zane's favorites. He even has "his side" of the bed that he has to be on. In this picture, he's about to give Emmy a kiss.

We dressed Emerson in some Bronco's gear. This was actually my sweat suit as a baby!

Zack got a little carried away on this one...
Yesterday, Zane got to get bundled up and go out twice, once with Mommy and once with Daddy later. He had the best time and although it was really cold and windy and snowy, Zack and I both had fun too. We made a snowman just so he could knock it down, walked in deep deep snow and lost his boots, layed down and made snow angels, walked around the block a few times, and had a snowball fight. For that, he had me put a snowball in his hand because he couldn't pick it up with his mittens on and every time he threw one he yelled, "snowball fight!"
When he went out with Zack, it was freezing and so right at first he said he hated the snow, but then about 1 minute later, he changed his mind and said he loved the snow.
We played with a lot of toys and a lot of shoes. He loved wearing these way too big rain boots around the house (it's all we had for the snow...we haven't bought him snow boots that fit yet!)
I recently saw on a friend's blog a few art projects that her daughter had done, so I used her idea and changed it a little so Zane could make a pumpkin and monster (thanks Susan!). I cut out the big shapes and he tore the little pieces of tissue paper himself and then we cut out other shapes together. He glued them on where he wanted them. He was SO proud of himself and was running around the house showing us and telling us all about them.

This is his pumpkin...
This is his monster...he was putting him in front of his face and talking in a low funny voice saying, "Hi, I'm a Monster!!"
These are up on our fridge, held up with our sushi magnets of course. :)
Here's Zane talking about his monster.



We spent some time on our computers...


Overall, it was a great time.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

I love the picture of Emmy in the Nuggets sweatband. So cute.
And Zane is turning into such a handsome little boy. Good idea with the crafts. I'll have to remember that if/when I have kids and if/when we get snowed in :)

Beth said...

Snow days are a lot more exciting with kids in the house! It has been so quiet and boring at our house. Not for long, though! :)

Lori said...

I love the Elmo pants story!! :-)

Lori said...

You make "Snow Days" so much fun!! :-)

lil' mama said...

Great post Josie! You guys had a lot of fun! I love how much Zane loves the snow. Can he talk to Charlie about it!!

Ed said...

Emmy looks adorable in that Bronco outfit, we should get Zane a Bronco jersey, I bet it would be his favorite and the best looking sports outfit he has!