Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blizzard-Like Conditions

They said on the news that this can't technically be called a blizzard, but it's close enough to count in my book!

Our street in the early morning snow.

We headed down to the Mall to see the fresh snowfall this morning.

Only about four inches at that time.

Can you see the Capitol?

A few hours later, there was at least a foot of snow!

A little too up-close of a snow encounter for Andrew.

Somewhat better.  Plastic bags on his feet, in honor of my snowy Alabama childhood.

Snow makes everything prettier.

"These are a few of my favorite things...Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes."

And it's still coming down like crazy!  We're supposed to get another 12 inches or so!

Jacob just completed a 2-mile, on foot, through the snow, uphill both ways trip to retrieve Andrew's birthday cake for tomorrow's celebration.  A man who will carry a half sheet cake through blizzard-like conditions and not even mess up the icing is a keeper.  And now he's gone back to get the egg nog.  We'll see if anyone braves the blizzard to join us tomorrow...if not, we'll be feasting on cake and nog for weeks!


BettieBoyd said...

Wow, heroic Jacob!! No danger of spoilage either! Andrew looks so thoroughly one-ish and grown up. Love, Mama

EWP said...

Wow, Jacob is AMAZING!!!!

Hope the party is fabulous tomorrow and people make it despite the mountains of snow. Can't believe Andrew's already 1! So sad I can't be there.

Julie said...

Now you'll have a good story when you tell Andrew about his first birthday following the historic snowfall of 2009!!!

Caroline Williams said...

I'm even more impressed that the bakery was open... you know in Alabama, we get a chance of a flake and everything shuts down!!

J said...

WOW! All that snow! So beautiful and fun! Andrew is PRECIOUS!!! And Jacob, amazing. Definitely a keeper! :)