This past week has been awesome! No school Monday or Tuesday because McKinney was a winter wonderland with snow and ice shutting down school – it pretty much shut down the metroplex because this is Texas y’all and we don’t do snow and ice well. Our city essentially shuts down for a couple of days once a year so that isn’t enough for us to remember how to function in this environment. Us kids don’t mind though because it means a snow day for us. Parents may have mixed feelings about snow days – especially after a few days of snow and ice tracked in all over the house. Now teachers I’m sure don’t like snow days because they don’t get to see our faces and hear all of our voices – simultaneously and constantly. Anyway, soon enough (or too soon) we will all be back to normal.

In addition to playing outside, I helped my daddy shovel snow and ice off the driveway and sidewalks – he didn’t even ask me to help – somehow he pulled some Jedi mind trick and made think it was fun. Now our perceptions of my performance varied a bit….

My view…

Dad’s view…

And somewhere between the two lies the truth…

Hazy Shade of Winter

Take your pick between Simon & Garfunkel or the Bangles (preference of my parents since they are children of the 80s which is like 100 years ago or something), but here in TX we typically get more ice than snow in the winter. Last weekend, it was time for that hazy shade of winter to come whisking in and it shut the city down. I’m not complaining because I got to miss two days of school and go in late another day – woot woot! So what do you do when the city is frozen and you’re at home with favorite people in the world? You bug them without rest about going outside to play on ICE! Sooner or they give in and grab the closest piece of cardboard and kick it old school – check us out.

Now, let’s kick it up a notch – Jackass is a just a short hop from here…

Now break it down like James Brown…hey….

Update from Snow Week 2011

So once the sun came up on Day 4, it wasn’t so bad. Mommy, daddy, and I wrapped up good and headed outside to play in the snow. It was cold, but I don’t think any of us wanted to come back inside because we had so much fun getting out of the house. We must have played for 1.5 hours. Anyway it was great to get out. Here are some of vids from the day. I think my favorite is where daddy repeats mommy’s line of the day….”That’s a good ass angel.”

Day 4

Parksway Captain’s log….day 4….1300 hours….food supply is diminishing….must stay strong since I am the smallest and the other ones may see me as easy prey if we run out of food and need to start eating each other…..maybe I could sweet talk mommy into turning on daddy first….

So everyone here is going a little stir crazy. The past few days have been tough because we couldn’t get out to play because of the ice, but today there is snow and I’m looking forward to getting out for a little while. I think it will be good for us all….keep you posted.

Day 4....what more???

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