So you may have heard we had a little storm this weekend. Turns out it was one of the top ten snow falls since 1892, number five to be exact. (Why 1892? I have no idea.) Funny thing is I’ve been here for four of the top ten and I’ve only lived here for twelve years.
The governor declared a state of emergency and we had a road ban until 4 pm on Saturday, no one allowed on the roads except plows and emergency vehicles.
Sunday morning Lucy and I went to the later Mass. We stayed home because it was below zero out and Ben’s boots were still wet oh and Dom’s car wouldn’t start and with my dad here we wouldn’t all fit in our van. Altogether with fussy children and short tempers it just seemed easier to split shifts. Ben Lucy and I fell asleep reading books.
*Thanks to reader Scotch Meg for introducing us to Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver (Penguin Young Readers, L3). We got several Oliver Pig books from the library this week and I am in love. These are seriously up there with Frog and Toad for loveable easy readers. And Arnold Lobel illustrations! The story about snowsuits is one of the best ever. Poor Mama Pig has to sit down and cry when the kids take off their hats, mittens, and boots just as she’s ready to go out the door. And Sophie and Ben go into giggles just thinking about the “bug in your ear” story. The reissues on Amazon don’t look nearly as cute as the originals, though. I think I might look for some used older copies to buy for ourselves.