Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow Dayzzzzz and Anna-isms

 Our house on Monday morning after the snowfall...I would say we got 6.5 inches.

 This is about as far as Anna would go on her own two feet.  She likes to look at it and get bundled up for it but DOES NOT want to touch the snow.
 We failed miserably at making a snowman.  Not sure what happened but I need some tips!!

 He is actually holding a snowball behind his head, in ready-to-throw position.

 Eating "snow-creme".  Justin mixed ice cream, snow, and milk to make a milkshake.
 Midnight in the Garden of Snow and More Snow!
 Icicles on our gutter.
 Brice climbed our hill in the backyard.  I followed him up after I took these pictures and it was so pretty to see the neighborhood covered it white.  Other than that, I am ready for it to melt.
I took this video on Monday morning as the kids and me especially were waking up.  You'll hear me yawn!  And despite Brice calling me a "cold wimp" I have been out in it quite a bit.  I enjoy stomping around in it and did try to build a man about three times.  I couldn't get the initial ball formed to get it rolling. And, sledding is kind of out for me being pregnant.  I love to go sledding and wish we had a real sled, like the ones you can steer with rails on it.  We had one growing up and wore that thing out in the Blizzard of '93.  Brice won't go sledding and it's driving me nuts because he doesn't know what he's missing! 

So, we have been out of school for going on three days now and today was not good mentally for me.  I decided this morning to work out just to get some negativity out and the endorphins flowing and guess who followed me down there.  You guessed it...Pete and Repeat.  They were both crawling around all under my legs and I was about to scream.  Of course I couldn't because the room I work out in in the basement is right underneath Justin's office and he is still having to work so...I haven't showered the past two days until after 3pm.  Last night, I took a nice bubble bath which I can't remember the last time I did that.  Anyway, I am stir crazy and so tired and nauseous on and off so needless to say if I could, I would put skis on Brice and push him a mile down the road to school.  People think this is so fun and "yea snow" but I was supposed to work tomorrow and can't even get there.  My co-workers have been there for days, some going on 7 day stretches.  I know they must be so exhausted and just ready to be home with their families.  They are rooming 3 and 4 to a room.  If you think about it tonight before you nod off, say a prayer for all those who have made it to work and are now stuck there.  Not sure how long this snow is going to stick around and people keep posting their pictures on Facebook with the title of their album "Snowday".  Well, guess, what, these are Snow Dayzzzzz...as in on and on.

Anna has been blossoming in her vocabulary lately and I just wanted to share, mostly for my own memories, what she has been saying.

The Grape-Anna wants to see the baby.  About a week ago, babycenter.com told us that the baby was about the size of a grape.  We told Anna that she couldn't see the baby right now because it was too little and it needed to grow.  So, now when she asks, we say, "why can't you see the baby?".  She answers, "Grape baby, growwww".

Pa's facial hair-"Anna, what does Pa have on his face?"  "Mus-crash!"

Saturday night, Brice went to my parents and so Justin, Anna, and I went out to dinner.  On the way home, she kept covering her eyes and saying in the cutest little mouse voice, "I can't seeee,  I can't seeee."  I laughed the whole way home and then when Brice heard her say it, he cracked up as well.

Sometimes, Anna will run off to play by herself and then I'll say to Brice, "Where's Anna?"  She will suddenly appear out of nowhere as if she knew I was about to ask that question and she'll say in her little girl voice, "Riig heeere!" and point to herself.

And, one last Anna-ism.  I made dinner the other night and she didn't want to eat, wouldn't even try it and then I said, "Are you not hungry?"  She responds, while waving her hand back and forth, "No yike it, no yike it."

So, there is a little bit of and update about what's been going on here.  Hope those of you who are reading this and cooped up as well find relief soon!!!


Christie said...

Joey says the exact same thing while waving his hand back on forth. Says "like" the same way! "No yike that!" I hope you guys can get out of the house soon!! :)

Christie said...

Sorry for the double comment, but just watched the video and Brice is SO cute with Anna! I love it!

Katie and Dave said...

We are all miserable in our house on day 3 stuck and I have been having a major pity party being that I am HUGE and can't go outside and am supposed to be on bedrest which is a joke when we are all stuck in here and everyone is whiny. Then I just read your post, and oh buddy- I feel ya, cause I forgot how miserable it is in that first trimester, I can't imgaine being stuck in the house with bored kids off their routine and BE sick. Hang in there!

On a good note though- your kids are adorable and Annaisms are hilarious!

Kelly said...

I feel for ya! :) I'm not sure how you're doing it all right now. But they are really, really cute!

And Jack waves his hand when he eats also. I just thought it was a new way to wave. Now I find out he doesn't like me cooking? Sheesh. Ha!