Well, I meant to finish up a project and take lots of pictures yesterday. It didn’t happen. Instead, the Greater Atlanta area got our first taste of snow in slightly over three years. Snow Atlanta 2014 finally arrived! Now I know that you people above the Mason-Dixon line that are suffering from the Polar Vortex laugh at us, but snow is a big deal around. For children it causes dances of joy because of a snow day. For our city, it is an emergency. Yes, in fact, our governor has declare that Georgia is a state of emergency. I have friends who spent hours trying to get to their children home from school or drive home from work. Some of them still aren’t home (for example, check out Rhoda’s Southern Hospitality Facebook page). Some children were stuck at school, spending the night with their teachers instead of their parents. We Southerners don’t know how to handle this weather, and our lack of experience and adequate equipment has caused lots of problems.
Now, thankfully, we didn’t have any disasters befall our family. I decided to pick up the Big One from school early because I was watching the snow the come down, and didn’t want to risk carpool with ice and snow. Mellow Man left work as soon as the snow started, rather than waiting to see what the weather would do. I am so thankful he did! Once everyone was home and safe, I could relax and enjoy the winter wonderland. Isn’t snow better when you are snug at home with a roaring fire and hot cocoa?
This was the first time that the Little Monkey and our puppies had ever seen snow. Buster hated the snow, and Angus loved it. The Little Monkey also was fascinated and delighted by it. The Big One said that he had seen more snow plenty of times, but was thrilled with the chance to play Minecraft. (The Big One’s apathy about the weather is reflected in his absence from the photos.)
Regardless of whatever his big brother thought, our Little Monkey was very impressed with the snow. It was hard for his little 16-month-old legs to maneuver in, but it made strange crunchy noises and was cold to touch. He also had never worn mittens before, so he wasn’t sure what to think of them. Angus had a similar excited reaction, and explored the entire yard, eating a lot of snow.
Today everyone is home again, and I’ll get some pictures of the house in its snowy glory. Yesterday, we were too focused on the Little Monkey and Angus to pay attention to anything else.
It’s hard not to revel in their delight of this white stuff, looking at these two cute boys, even though I know it’s causing so much trouble everywhere else in the city. It’s our Snow Atlanta 2014!
We’ve got our taste of the Polar Vortex now. I appreciate its brief visit, but it can go back North now!