With a menacing blizzard looming, G and O's grandparents, who usually watch them on Mondays, could not make the drive to Norman. We were more than happy for a play date afternoon.
Later that evening the blizzard roared in with bright flashes of purple lightening and booming thunder. It began by depositing several inches of ice on the ground, then layered 8+ inches of powdery snow.
Rich and Stacy decided to snow in with us on this side of town, closer to their jobs - just in case they had to make the treacherous drive. Turns out everything closed and Tuesday turned into a Puzzle Extravaganza.
In the heat of the day on Tuesday, about 8 degrees with windchill of -18, we ventured outside for about five minutes.
One of the most wonderful things about a break from law school is seeing HLS in the kitchen. Ava was happy to help him whip up a batch of chocolate cinnamon chip cookies.
While they made cookies, Stacy and I made Texas Quiche.
(Non puzzle-enthusiasts may want to scroll quickly through these next few pictures.)
Josh received many puzzles for Christmas this year. We were thrilled to have time to put together the 4-D New York City puzzle. After assembling the bottom layers,
End of third era, 1978-2001
At the end of this time period the puzzle instructed us to remove the World Trade Center towers
Future building plans, 2012-2013
I gave Josh all kinds of hell about his Puzzle Reign of Terror, but actually quite enjoyed myself.
Remember our bike ride to the playground in the last post? Looks a little different in this one, huh?
Sinking in the snow.
I lamented that I was not an elf from Lord of the Rings, able to walk on top of the snow.
In case you are asking why the powdery snow is keeping the whole state closed, take a gander at the five inches of solid ice underneath. This was a shot of the street.
When we heard that Missy's World Famous Cinnamon Rolls were happening a few roads over we just had to go.
It was impossible to keep our little frosty girl inside, especially when cute boys were playing on the trampoline. Daddy borrowed proper face attire from the Randall's bag of ski fun. Doesn't she look hilarious?
I'm typing this on our third day of snowcation. Not sure what heaven will be like, but I'm thinking it can't get much better than this. Warm wishes to all my dear readers.