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Monday, March 25, 2013

Finding Nemo- the Blizzard of 2013

In February, our area (and much of the East Coast, actually) was hit by a massive storm.  Apparently, it is now a 'thing' to name snow storms, and this one was called, 'Nemo.'  Nemo brought us three feet of snow, wind, blizzard conditions, etc.  Many people were without power, though we were spared again- we are very lucky!  Poor Dave spent about 48 hours shoveling at regular intervals.  It was the only way to keep up with it.  He did a ton of work.  My job was to keep the kids entertained inside.  Cabin fever can be rough, but at least I had the warmer job!  It started snowing on Friday morning and did not stop until Saturday afternoon. 
The kids were excited to finally get outside to play, and Sundaywas a beautiful day-- sunny and clear.  They couldn't go out until Dave had shoveled places for them to play.  The snow was nearly higher than the boys' heads!

 Even the cats were intrigued by the storm.  They also liked that everyone stayed in the house and had lots of naps.

Jen and Mike made the most of the storm by creating snow masterpieces in the front yard.  Jen is famous for her snow sculptures, and she made some great ones to go with the name of the storm.  So, Sunday evening, we all piled in the van and went on a little field trip to see their creations.  It was nice to actually go somewhere.  It turned out that they didn't have school Monday or Tuesday, so we were in the house for a LONG time!

Jen and Mike's 'Nemo' and 'Dory' were a big hit with the kids, even though they have never seen the movie.  It's pretty cool when your aunt and uncle make giant fish out of snow.

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