Wednesday, February 02, 2011


In the midst of the blizzardThe early-morning aftermath

Can you believe? The sun!

I was all set with a delightful little poem for today by Jack Prelutsky. Then the blizzard hit. And what a blizzard it was!

We had a ton of snow... and a ton of wind. Because it was so windy, Glen didn't bother to try to keep up with the snow as it was falling. I think the snow in the driveway is at least 3 ft deep - probably deeper. We have drifts on the south side of our house up to 5 feet deep.

It's been a long time since we've had snow like this. I remember the exact day. We were home from Florida for Christmas. Nathaniel was nine months old. He learned to walk on the day of the big snowstorm - New Year's Day 1999. And that time we didn't have the huge wind gusts.

Meanwhile the kids are excited. Nathaniel could not sleep last night because he was so excited about the snow. He sneaked out of bed and watched WGN news from the hallway. How do I know? Because he's been talking to his siblings about it all morning.

It's fun to have Dad home today. The kids were disappointed to have school this morning, but very thrilled with their after-school snack: cinnamon rolls. Hey, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event!

The First Snow-Fall
from "The First Snow-Fall"
James Russell Lowell

The snow had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl.


Kris Livovich said...

Our windows look just like yours! It's still blowing here, we'll see if we get more. We're having lots of tea and cocoa along with nachos. What is it about storms that make a mom forget her ban on pre-melted cheese and allow it, "just this once"?

Have a fun day!

Molly Sabourin said...

Perfect poem, Michelle! Wow, you guys really got bombarded. It is so beautiful though. Enjoy your special treats, and each other!

Beth said...

Really a great poem for this day.
There is something terribly exciting about a huge snowfall. And yum to cinnamon rolls.

Beth Hanna said...

All I can say is, NO THANKS to all that snow!