Monday, March 2, 2009

In Like A Lion -- Merrilee's First "Real" Snowstorm

It's been a relatively mild winter here in the mid-Atlantic. In fact, we've only had about four inches of snow this whole winter. This is, until yesterday and today.

On Sunday, it started snowing in the late afternoon/early evening. Whenever it snows, daddy has to get up early and get to work before 5:00 a.m. When daddy got up at 3:30 this morning (Monday,) the snow had tapered off and almost stopped. By 4:30, it was starting to snow more heavily. And, by 7:00 a.m., it was really coming down.

Because of the snow, mommy didn't have to work and that was a very good thing because the snow also forced Merrilee's school to close.

Depending on where you live in the Baltimore area, you may have gotten a few inches of snow, or it could have been a foot. Here in Catonsville, depending on where you stand in our yard, it was 8 inches or 10 inches.

Merrilee kept looking out the window at the snow and she couldn't wait to get out in it. Mommy bundled her up in a snow suit, gloves, hat, and a special scarf made by cousin Nathan. Together, they ventured out into the cold and blustery mid-20 degree weather to shovel some snow.

Merrilee found the snow was up over her knees, but listen to the giggles and you'll know she just loved it. She even liked helping mommy shovel part of the driveway. Daddy hopes she ALWAYS loves to shovel snow.

When daddy got home, he finished shoveling the sidewalk, porch and driveway.

Merrilee loved her first snowstorm, but we admit, we can't wait for Spring to arrive in full force.

This was mommy's first effort with the FlipCam and editing software. Here friends, is Merrilee's first "real" snowstorm!

And this may be daddy's favorite clip from that movie. Like he said earlier, may Merrilee ALWAYS think shoveling snow is fun!

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