Friday, January 14, 2011

Blizzard of 2011!

Blizzard 2011 Day 1:

We finally decided to venture out on Monday around 3:00 in the afternoon. I tried to explain to the girls that it wouldn't be as fun as last year's snow because we got mostly sleet this go round, but they didn't care! They were determined to set foot in that white stuff!

Shelby's footprints. She ventured down one step and was NOT going any further! I had to carry her down the rest of the steps! After I cleared the steps she finally agreed to go down them!

We decided it would be fun to take the golf cart out to see everything. We even ventured up the road too! There weren't any cars out and the girls had a blast!

Of course we had to make a few snowballs!  

Heading back in! Everyone was more than ready!

Day 2:
What's a blizzard without an snowiceman?

Then of course we had to let Elsie out to play!

All kids need dogs in my opinion! She loves them and they love her. It's a great bond!

Shelby finally ventured out on the snow/ice, but she didn't like it! She was slipping and sliding everywhere!

More playing in the snow/ice!

She was determined to eat some of this white stuff!

Okay Mom hurry and and take the picture, we are freezing and ready to go in!
Trying to stay warm while Mom takes our picture AGAIN!

Day 3:

Okay, by Wednesday we had all had quite enough of this snow ice stuff! School was still out for the girls, but mommy was suppose to go into her school on a 2 hour delay. The girls and I got up and got ready, headed out, got to the iced over bridge and came right back home. There was no way I was going to be able to safely get to work! So I called in to let my school know and we spent yet another day at home. Don't get me wrong I love being at home, but we were getting cabin fever!

Day 4:

Finally made it to work on day 4! My normal route includes a curvy, shaded, two lane back road and I just wasn't ready for that. So, I traveled the interstate all the way around the world, but I made it there. To top things off, when I got to work it looked like it hadn't even snowed! Guess that's what happens when you live out in the boonies!
The girls were still out of school, so they got to spend the day at Pop and Nonna's. They sure weren't sad about that.

Day 5:

Yes that is correct, day 5 of ice in's just unheard of! We are finally getting back to normal. The girls had to go to school today (on a 2 hour delay). Ice is starting to melt and the white stuff is SLOWLY disappearing. Tomorrow's high is in the 50's so things should really be getting back to normal now. That's just crazy Alabama weather for ya! And they say it's not over with yet!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Christmas at D's

Again because of all the crazy weather, sickness and schedules, our Hays family Christmas at D's got moved around a couple of times. So our part of the family spent two different days at D's house, the Sunday after Christmas and the Sunday after New Years. I remembered to take my camera the first time we went over, but I forgot it the second time! That really stinks too because we had everyone in the same place at the same time and that doesn't happen very often. Guess we will just all have to get together again soon to get a family picture!

Oh well, these two pictures were just to show the girls in the snow on Christmas. They were too busy with their new toys to go out and play in it on Christmas day, but I had to have proof that it was a White Christmas.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas at Granny T's

Every year we have our Christmas party with the Thomas side at Granny T's house on the Saturday before Christmas. This year it didn't quite work out that way. With sicknesses and work issues we had to post-pone the event to the Monday after Christmas and instead of dinner we had breakfast. No matter what day it's on or what we eat, it's always a great time with family!

Little Bit, Miss Priss and cousin Taylor posing for a quick picture.

The tree and all the wonderful presents BEFORE!

Little Bit and Taylor. Aren't they cute!

Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.

Granny T making sure the kids know the true meaning of Christmas and actually reading the story from the bible to the kids!

Miss Priss and all her loot! Can't wait to test out the new easy bake oven. (Which we did later that week and made some good sugar cookies!)

And finally, what is becoming a new tradition....the family picture. P had to work that day, so he is missing, but we managed to get everyone else!

Christmas dinner at Pop and Nonna's

For Christmas dinner we always head over to my mom and dad's.They are still remodeling and this was the first year the new addition actually had heat and a wall was missing! It was quite odd! Maybe next year the new kitchen will be finished.....maybe!

Gotta love this one!! Little Bit loves to get PapaJim to dance with her. And he'll do it every time!

Shelby was living it up! She got people food, lots of petting and best of all a nap on the couch! It was a good Christmas in her book!