If you haven’t heard already, the east coast got about 2 foot of snow over the weekend. It also just so happened to be the weekend that my mom and dad had picked to visit. They had planned their trip several months prior so there was no turning back. They arrived before any of the blizzard started but were delayed going back by one day as the storm had hit over the weekend and cleanup was taking some time.
After arriving on Thursday night, Friday was a pretty laid back, no snow anywhere kind of day. I had the privilege of being at home since the schools were leery about having students at school when this started because it was supposed to start with a bang. It didn’t and honestly it did wait until the evening hours to actually begin.
Throughout the day, we kept watch for the flakes to fall but like I said, it wasn’t until the evening when it started to fall.
Once it started falling though it didn’t stop for 30 hours. Here are a few of the pictures that we took throughout the day.
30 hours and 24 inches (probably, it was hard to tell due to drifting) everything was white. Our wonderful neighbor did get out for a little while on Saturday to try to start moving some of the snow around.
We kept the fire going all day and by that night snow had us, literally, snowed in.
We played board games and pretty much watched basketball all day long. There were also some nursery preparations as well, but more on those later.
Sunday, it had stopped snowing and the sun was coming out. Our neighbor had plowed the driveway again but it was time to start moving around some of the snow in front of the garage. (No worries, at 31.5 weeks pregnant, I just walked around and sat in front of the fireplace.)
Dad and Sean decided to go over to check out our gas to make sure that we weren’t going to get carbon monoxide poisoning. One of them had the great idea to use the cardboard box that the crib came in so that they wouldn’t be thigh high in the snow. It was humorous to watch them make the trek back and forth across the front yard.
Monday was much different. It was warmer out and I really didn’t mind being outside as much. Dad wanted to build a snow sculpture. Many ideas floated around but we landed on a bobsled for two. Instead of digging out the inside much of it was created by me stomping down the snow with my knees. It was very funny. Mom and Dad did a lot of the exterior shaping and Dad continued to clear our sidewalk for our contractors, who are working on the basement.
Monday night we ventured out to dinner since we hadn’t really left our house since Thursday night except for a short time on Friday. Afterwards, we goofed off and took some fun pictures.
Tuesday morning meant it was time for mom and dad to leave and me to continue staying home with snow days while Sean ventured out to work each day. (I don’t think I have been in anything but sweatpants all week. It’s been great!)