Monday, January 25, 2016

Blizzard Jonas2016 - Day 3: Kids & Snow

Day 3 of the big snow!

Israel still went on the bus this morning, although it was about 30 minutes late! The sidewalks aren't really scraped so it was kind of difficult.

Mid-morning I took Edith back into our courtyard to play. She loved the snow so much! Will was dealing with some car issues so while he was waiting for a mechanic to fix it. He'd forgotten his wallet so he had to come home anyways, and he stopped by for a few minutes to see Edie playing!

We made a snowman. Edith then attempted to destroy him.

Edith went back to the slide that Will made yesterday!

We took selfies.

She chased birds.

More snuggles and selfies.

Dad came by for a minute!

He taught her the art of the snowball. Hearing her little voice saying "snowball!" was so cute.

We played for about an hour. That afternoon after Israel came home, I took both kids outside. Israel was not having it, and his crying was contagious. Thankfully Will was able to take Israel inside so Edith could play in it some more!

Our neighbor joined us! She has two little boys age 2 and a few months old, so it was fun for Edith to have a playdate.

It's really hard to keep a toddler from trash. Remember, this courtyard is our apartment building's trash graveyard. I'm really going to miss having a yard after having one for a few days! When there's no snow on the ground it's really gross back here. Covered in snow you don't think about it so much!

It was another fun day in the snow. The roads of Brooklyn are pretty clear but the sidewalks are SO GROSS. Slushy and brown. I went to the store tonight and couldn't even drag my cart through some parts. Snow was fun but I'm officially over it! :)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blizzard Jonas 2016 - Around Brooklyn

Day 1 / Saturday: 

View from our bedroom window - the only window you can see out of because there's no screen on the fire escape! 

They ended up creating a travel ban and only emergency personnel were allowed on the roads from the afternoon on Saturday to morning Sunday. It helped the roads clear faster. MTA was also shut down or running less options for a long time.

Day 2 / Sunday

It's crazy! There was 27 inches of snow on Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon the roads are clearing and the sidewalks are being scraped. Many businesses are open already. Schools are open at the normal time and Israel's bus will be picking him at the normal time before 7 am tomorrow! Business as usual in New York! 

I have to say, the snowfall was beautiful! It's already looking gross on the streets with brown/ black snow. Cars are being dug out and Will spent a long time digging ours out because we have to use it Tuesday. The parking situation is nightmarish on a good day, and having snow/ ice mounds on streets is only going to make it worse! We had to cancel church on Sunday because we meet in a high school and were not able to be let in to the building. All in all, it was a first successful snow weekend and we are SO thankful that we get to have a normal school/work day tomorrow! 
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