Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here are two videos of the James-man. They were taken within the last two weeks, and he's already changed so much. It's nuts. He's been pulling himself up to stand on the coffee table and couches. He's also taken a huge interest in our stairs, which I don't appreciate. ;-) His favorite place to hang out would be the kitchen cabinets, he loves getting into them. Watching him grow is the most amazing thing. I know that sounds so corny, but whatever. It is. There's a reason parents get all sappy and cheesy about their kids! :) I love life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The land of Snow-bama

This past weekend we received around 34 inches of snow (slightly less as you go further east into D.C.). School is canceled for the week and tonight we are expected to get another 12-18 inches. That could be over 50 inches of snow... Global Warming? Beats me, but this is crazy. Since I have been trapped in the house, I figured I would update the world with pictures.
Here I am shoveling after the first down pour of over 20" we had on Dec. 19. I thought this was pretty bad. We didn't have the ability to use one of our parking spots for about 2 weeks.
Here are some fun Christmas pictures we took in our backyard after the December snow. Notice our lovely tree acting as a backdrop.
This is a picture from the same spot last Saturday morning. The snow was just over halfway done at this point. You can't tell but its still snowing through the next few pictures.
After some much appreciated help from my neighbor Bill, we managed to get the tree to look like this. We only lost a few feet on the top, don't ask me how only the top broke.
Here's a view from the back of the tree. Look closely and you'll notice the series of rope tied to keep it upright. Hopefully that will make it last through the additional 12+ inches we'll get tonight.
Finally, some play time with James walking on the sidewalk. We still have not gotten him a snow jacket so this was the first time he went out in the snow. Needless to say, he wasn't out for very long.

I'll try and post if we get any other fun pictures after tonights snow. The snow plow piles are already over 8 feet tall, so it will be amazing to see how they handle another foot of snow fall. We've really had to re-evaluate our food storage practices which have been non-existent up until now.