Monday, December 8, 2008

This is HUGE!!!!!

The event of the year just occurred at our house this weekend. One of the most exciting parts of our move...one of the reasons Broderick and Camden even chose to leave Georgia and move to Pennsylvania with us. Yes, you guessed it...


Now, you have to realize it has been about 4 years since we have seen snow. The boys do not remember it at all and of course Adalynn has never been around it (unless you count the random flurry in GA as snow). They were so excited. I do have to admit, though, that John and I were too!

We spent most of Saturday out shopping and getting our family picture taken for our Christmas cards. It began snowing late Saturday afternoon and just watching it fall from the sky was enough to send the boys overboard. Once you were able to actually see it on the ground, it was a whole different story-they went nuts!!! We even went to Wal-Mart Saturday night looking for snow boots and sleds. They didn't have sleds in stock yet, and we couldn't find snow boots in the right sizes. We left empty handed. The roads were a little slick and our van had its first anti-lock brake test as slid and we missed our turn.

The boys were out of bed and standing at the window (jumping up and down and shouting) before 7:00 the next morning. They were amazed that there was snow EVERYWHERE. Now, in all actuality, there was very little snow. Barely enough to cover the ground and definitely not enough to even attempt a snowman. But, it was perfect for them. They were bundled up and ready to go outside before 9:00. Based on their actions, you would have thought that they have never seen snow :) --which is mostly true. Camden wanted to know "what that popping noise was" as he trudged up the sidewalk and crunched through the snow and Broderick had no clue how to even make a snowball. Boy, do they have a lot to learn! They only lasted outside for about 15 minutes (and Adalynn less than that, since she refused to keep her mittens on). It was perfect though. It was just enough to get them excited about what is to come.

The most important question came from Camden, though! He wants to know why Santa didn't come...he always comes when it snows!!!! Well, as we all know-Christmas is right around the corner!

Thanks for checking in on us....here some other photos from this week! Enjoy!!!!

watching the Polar Express in PJ's with a fire and hot chocolate (of course)

She finally has enough hair for pigtails! Now, she even asks for them and doesn't pull them out!!!

So excited!!!!! Adalynn loves hiding from Broderick and Camden
and is beside herself when the boys pull the blanket off her head!

Adalynn was looking way too cute by the Christmas tree with a Christmas tree on her head!

She loves yelling at the singing and dancing reindeer!

Christmas is right around the corner. We can't wait to see many of you!!!!


  1. YEAH for snow. My kids (and I for that matter) would have no clue what to do with snow. The most we have seen were a few random flurries that melted when the hit the driveway. Not much snow falls in southern CA. A small part of me is jealous. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures. Enjoy your white grass. :)

  2. I want snow! I LOVE her pigtails!!!

  3. I grew up in Florida and the first time I saw snow on the ground I asked my Dad how it got up in the trees. I had no clue.

    Yay for snow!

  4. Snow!! Amelia always ask why it doesn't snow in GA!!

  5. Ok....I NEED a Christmas tree hat for the kids. That is entirely WAY too cute on Adaylnn!!! Love it! And...just wait until the kids see a REAL snow....one that is up to their knees....it won't be too long (wailing....about it!). : ) Have a great night!!!!

  6. I love, LOVE Adalynn's pigtails!!!! That might be my number one reason for wanting a girl. : ) And PINK.

    Funny how you forget that some places don't have snow, so some kids would've never seen it before. Like kids who don't like by the water and watching them see the ocean for the first time... it's so amazing!

  7. What FUN!!! We usually would have had snow by now, but so far, nothing : ( Maybe when Nick gets back home! Those itty bitty piggy tails crack me up, I've been considering giving it a go again with Abby, but I'm pretty sure she's going to take them out, immediately. Oh, and the hiding, that is Abby's favorite thing to do right now. She'll even hide random things under blankets. Too funny. Well, looks like everyone there is having a good time. That's always a good thing! Take care.


  8. Glad you guys are enjoying the snow! I imagine you will get lots of it before spring comes (and maybe even some after spring comes)! The pictures are great!