The husbands of two mommy friends slept at their offices last night and fortunately didn't attempt to venture out. The number of stories from people's experience is almost legendary. As for us, we were staying put and staying safe so we made the best of it. It didn't take long for Isaac to find entertainment.
Isaac went through the basket of winter accessories and tried on everything to assess the best fit. He's such a ham when he wants to be. :)
Since Isaac has never played in the snow we all got bundled up to spend some time outside.
Of course he was excited to put his rain boots to use. With multiple layers on he was ready for some fun. We played outside with our neighbors. Alex showed Isaac the ropes when it came to shoveling. Isaac had a blast.
I couldn't let Julian miss out on the fun either so he was also bundled up. However, he wasn't all that interested so he hung out in Ms. Christine's garage and snoozed for a bit.
Isaac was mesmerized by the snow, the shovel, the sound of the shovel moving the snow, the sound of the shovel against the concrete. Nothing escaped his curiosity.
At one point he was getting cold but refused to go inside so I added a scarf. That lasted a bit but eventually his gloves got wet, his hands were getting cold and his face looked like it was getting chapped. I really think he thought this was a one day occurrence and he simply didn't want to miss one moment of fun in the fluffy wet white stuff. Eventually I had to force him to go inside and it was a meltdown moment but by the time I got him inside and stripped down he was ready for some dry clothes despite the volume of layers.
Ms. Christine was very sweet and gave Isaac one of Alex's old toys. A clever storage box full of dried beans, boats and tractors. Perfect for an afternoon of fun. After Isaac's nap he spent the rest of the afternoon playing in the beans.
Someone in the neighborhood emailed out this picture. An arial shot of our neighborhood was taken during the snow storm and it's a beautiful picture. Very peaceful.