I love Emma's daycare - I love walking in after a long day and seeing my beautiful little girl with pigtails - God knows I need lessons when it comes to doing this gal's hair.
I am also thankful for work - because they decided to close last Wednesday. I got up and went into the bathroom to shower as normal, and already had a text saying WPU was closed for the day (even though there was no snow yet). I was relieved and really just glad to be able to go downstairs and enjoy my coffee on the couch before Emma got up. I won't go on and on about how "it could have been me" stuck on the roads for hours trying to home and pick up Emma if I had gone to work that day...so thank you, bossman, for sparing me that traumatic event. I did take the storm warning seriously though, because it really looked like there was a chance for something white or frozen to come our way. Of course, we went to Walmart for all last minute supplies (and Valentine's goodies for Emma's classmates). "Mal-mart" is now a new word for Emma...and she yelled it the whole way there.......
The snow started falling while Emma was napping, and boy, did it come down fast and hard. After only an hour, it was really bad. We live on a hilly curve, and I knew there would be some entertainment for sure behind our house. I was secretly wishing I had a babysitter just so I could pop a bottle open, drag a lawn chair out, and just watch.... There were cars EVERYWHERE...in the middle of the road, in the ditches, trying to go up the hill, trying to go down the hill....it was really bad. I went out there a few times while she was napping to see if people needed anything, as they were just getting out and walking. I watched 3 cars come down the hill and hit the others that had been stuck...it is such an awful sounds to hear. I also gave up my Snuggie to an old lady with a walker who was walking home. Don't ask me why she was out by herself...and Brent was disappointed that we no longer owned such an iconic fashion piece...but I slept better that night knowing she at least had a thin layer of fleece goodness around her as she trekked home. Here are some snapshots from the afternoon....
|A neighbor sent this to me - this is a shot that a stranger posted on facebook looking up our hill...|
|Brent took this on his way home...if you look close, you can see the 15 cars abandoned up the hill.|
|Despite the chaos, Emma loves a sled ride.|
|Emma insisted that her "amimals" not only be present for her dinner...but snuggling with her while she ate.|
|She is such a sweetheart and loves any kind of animal...real or stuffed!|