Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Missed Headline from Boston during Nemo "Storm Delays Alexis' Birthday Celebration"

There was a missed Headline from Boston news stories during Nemo "Storm Delays Alexis' Birthday Celebration"

Alexis missed school Friday (blizzard) and Monday (no bus).  Which means TODAY 2/12 was Birthday Celebration day for Ms Alexis at school!
She refuses to wear hats, which is why she lifting the Birthday hat off her head in the bottom picture.  She got some cool hair bows and a new hair brush - how exciting!  Maybe next year, makeup?  Just kidding, she's got beautiful skin!  So intent looking at everything!  

Happy Belated Birthday Alexis!

Worth Every Bit of a Giggle

So as you see, we got 2 feet of snow.

Friend posted this link on facebook.  Had to capture on here in case different people are reading.

Giggled myself silly:

The back story is: my mom asked me several times on Thursday, "have you been to the grocery store for.... bread and milk?"

So I went Thursday afternoon - got bread and milk - before all of the stores were empty Thursday night or Friday morning.

We weathered the storm happily with electricity and BREAD and MILK.

So funny, so funny, so funny!


Monday, February 11, 2013

2013 Sled Festivities

When we moved into our new house in 2010, we never anticipated how much fun 2 feet of snow could be.  My husband is wonderful for not only shoveling snow, snowblowing snow but also doing it all on his birthday weekend.  (Alexis was born 2 days before his birthday).

As a break from snowblowing and shoveling, Matt shoveled out the Bobsled run at our house.  

Here are the first videos, enjoy!
Jessica Sled, saying cheese all the way down because the camera was filming.  Silly!

Jessica Sledding from the top of the Bobsled run.

Mommy Sled - Jessica is standing next to Matt trying to get him to put back on her mitten that fell off.  

Matt and Jessica sled time.

Matt holding camera... what it looks like from the inside.

Blizzard 2013

Some people have asked for Snow to be sent to them (kind of perishable)
Some people have called Snow a dirty 4 letter word
Some people have more Snow than we do

But here are some photos before, during and after the snow over the weekend.  I promise the next post will be the "fun" of the snow.

Friday afternoon.  Strong winds keeping part of the driveway clear.

Saturday morning:  Blizzard snow - we do have a driveway out there!

Saturday morning: Matt shovels out of the garage to get snow blower out.  3 feet in front of my garage, 5 feet in front of Matt's garage.

Sunday afternoon: after Matt's clean up efforts.  Jessica and Matt for sledding.

Sledding spot.

View to the back deck.

Some-bunny in snowbank.  (there are stairs under there)

Some-bunny in snowbank.... Yes, she took her gloves off to play in the snow.  I think she was eating some.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Alexis 7 Years Today! Happy Blizzard Day!

Happy Birthday to our sweetest fighter!  Seven short years ago you entered this world ready to fight and show us love and happiness.

Seven years ago, we got to see you briefly before going into the NICU.
Six years ago, we were in the ICU trying to get you better from a stomach bug and then c.diff infection.  
Five years ago, we were having Early Intervention Services - including Janna for PT, then Katie for Aqua Therapy and then an Augmentative Communication Evaluation in the afternoon.
Four years ago, we celebrated your birthday the day before with the Galladet University Shared Reading program and then had a peaceful Sunday at home before you started at Perkins two weeks later.
Three years ago, you went to school on your actual birthday but the day before we had your first birthday party EVER at Children's Museum in Boston with many of your Perkins friends.  
Two years ago, we had a birthday party at our new house and enjoyed the sled hill beside the driveway.  We all had a ton of fun.
Last year, we had a quiet celebration at home with small little birthday cakes for Alexis (and then Matthew two days later).
This year, we ordered a BLIZZARD for her birthday.  Methuen school was cancelled which meant the bus didn't take Alexis to Perkins.  Alexis decided to make up for the busy school week but sleeping until 9:45am.  I was afraid she was sleeping so long that she'd wake up as a teenager!  

For those who might be worried about us in the Blizzard, we have a back-up generator - we did our milk and bread run to the grocery store yesterday.  We can survive!
So far, at 10pm we have about 8" of snow and winds about 30-40mph.