Saturday, December 29, 2012
The last time I checked I was a buffalonian! However the last 3 years have proven to be a less then stellar winter season. Last year we had such a poor winter season that our local ski resorts went out of business. My children have called me a liar when I speak of years gone by where we had to escape through the second floor because the snow was so deep. That all changed this week. For the first time in FOREVER it snowed...and snowed...and snowed! A whopping 12" of fluffy white happy sow! Yeah, I said HAPPY and SNOW in the same sentence! Since our first dusting I have thrown my bundled up children outside to play and play they have!
Tonight we went out and built our very first Snowman! The boys had a blast. We are naming him "Snowzilla". He is a happy, round little fella! VIVA Buffalo!!!!!
Oh my sweet Alex!
It never fails, David goes out of town and all hell breaks lose! Now why would this time be any different? 2 days after christmas and David leaves for a 2+ day work trip to Connecticut and I of course stay home with the kids. We have big plans to hang out and watch movies and induldge in the rest of the Christmas cookies, little else. That night the snow storm hits. No big deal for us since we are all in the house cozy and warm. David on the other hand had to drive through the blistering snow.
The kids and I all settle in and one by one they all fall asleep watching a movie. I put everyone in their beds and snuggle under my blanket with a cup of tea and a movie that does not include ANY animated creatures. Within 15 minutes I hear a huge crash! i run upstairs to find Alex composing himself after a tumble outr of bed and am met with a DISGUSTING smell! Emerson had coughed himself into a puking frenzy! New jammies, fresh sheets, new blankets and a kiss on the forehead and I am in the basement scrubbing puke out of his comforter! Finally, back to my movie before immediately falling asleep and missing the whole darn thing.
We woke up to 12" of snow blanketing every square inch of the house. It was besutiful! Hey, I know people bitch about Buffalo weather but I LOVE IT! The kids wantd to go out and play so I bundled everyone up and off we went. the plow man had cleared the driveway and sidewalks so I was all set. Except that I had parked the van and my car so close that I had to dig them out to take Austin to tutoring. After 2 hours the van was free and I was exhausted.
My mom came to help me with the boys while I took Austin to tutoring and grabbed some groceries. THANK GOD, because I needed a little break. I picked Austin back up and we headed home. The kids were all playing games with grandma and eating pizza whn out of the corner of my eye I see Alex go flying backwards in the dining room and start screaming. I ran to him and grabbed a towel for his head. After a minute he calmed down and I looked to see the damage. Sure enough he cracked his head right open!
Off to the Urgent Care where he received 4 staples to close his wound, he was such a trooper! I think I was probably more scared then he was! There is nothinh worse then your child in pain and bleeding!
Needless to say it is never a dull moment around here and it always seems to get dramatic everytime David leaves for a trip! I say he stays home and I go on the next trip!