Being Brickner : Our Snowy Week

Friday, February 20, 2015

Our Snowy Week

Happy Friday, though it definitely doesn't feel like one!  Like many of you, the crazy weather over the past few days has pretty much shut down our regularly scheduled week.  Although it pretty much only snowed for one night, the bitter cold weather has kept everything icy & all of the neighborhood roads are still pretty dangerous, today is the fourth day we have off of school in a row!  We certainly aren't complaining, it's been such a fun change & the perfect cure to the winter blues we had been starting to feel after a long season inside.

We had Monday off for the holiday & knew it was going to snow later that evening, so
Waverly & I got up early to do a little shopping and have breakfast out with my parents before we would be homebound for a while.  Along with the rest of the city. ;)  By the time we got home & Waverly went down for her nap, the flurries started to fall and we were able to catch a few before it got too dark to play.  Waverly loved it, she definitely didn't remember the snow we got last year & was so amazed by every snowflake.  The cutest.


We ended up getting about four inches overnight, with a giant sheet of ice on top.  The ice made it hard to play, or to make snowman or snowballs, not to mention it was a little scary for the toddler & six-month pregnant lady trying to make their way through it.  Yet we did make it out, with Waverly in her 12-month Gap snowsuit from last year, I was so excited to get one more use out of it & even more excited for my husband to pull her around on his bodyboard down the street.  She loved it & would have definitely stayed out there all day long.



It was all fun & games until Waverly asked me to jump on there with her, I'm pretty sure I would have broken the board this year. ;)  I did manage a picture of our littlest baby girl's first time in the snow!  She was kicking the entire time we were outside, probably from the crazy cold, but I couldn't help but think about a couple years down the road when we will have two babes to make these memories with.  These really are my favorite kind of days, moments I hope my girls will remember forever.


Wishing you all the happiest (& warmest) of weekends with your sweet families!
XO

18 comments:

  1. So glad that you guys have been making the best of the snowy weather. The bitter cold is the worst part! I took my pup out this morning and it was painful for both of us--my dog sat down in the snow and was like "no way" haha.
    Hope you have a good weekend and SOME warmth comes our way!

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  2. You are so cute with that bump! And so is Waverly in her little snowsuit. So glad you guys have gotten some unexpected time off to enjoy as a family this week. We don't have snow here in GA, but it is bitterly cold. Supposedly we may get some tonight, so we'll see! I'd love for Caleb to get to play in the snow at least one time this year!!!

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  3. Love this! The last picture is just perfect! So glad ya'll had a fun filled week and cheers to the weekend! xo

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  4. So much joy in these pictures. If it is going to be cold and snowy might as well make the best of it right? As always, Waverly is the coolest!

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  5. Where is your coat?! Where are your husbands gloves?! I'm seriously such a mega wuss when it comes to the cold.

    I'm loving Waverlys coat- it's adorable!

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  6. I randomly stumbled across your blog and I must that I just love it! Great writing and photography - your little Waverly is just too much! Can't wait to see what the new babe adds to the mix. ;c )

    We're sitting on 6" of snow ourselves in Missouri and it is frigid!! Hoping to get our little one out into the snow this weekend. I'm sure we'll all freeze but it'll definitely be worth it, right? (Or so I keep telling myself...)

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  7. Her face on the boogie board is priceless! And just think next year you'll be able to hop on and so will her baby sister!!

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  8. I'm so over the cold and snow but pictures like these make it so much better! That's fun you got some days off to spend as a family! Have a great weekend!

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  9. What fun memories and how special that you got an unexpected holiday, even if it wS due to snow!! I love that WAvely is wearing her 12 month snow suit! Haha so cute!

    Love the last picture too, such a beautiful baby bump :). Xo

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  10. Waverly looks like she is loving every second of playing in the snow! I am loving her little outfit too! Xo, Stephanie

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  11. I'm so impressed with how these little ones brave the cold and are all smiles! I can only imagine how cold it must be to have school closed for 4 days. And the first outfit on Waverly - DARLING! Those are perfect colors on her - she just pops! Hope it warms up for you guys this weekend!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  12. The kiddos here didn't have school all week! We got snow twice, over an inch or so, with ice to top it off. So cold here too, I'm hoping next week it warms up, I'm longing for Spring already! So fun with Waverly, she is such a fun little girl!

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  13. such great pictures! Elyse still isn't much into the snow, mainly because the winds picked up after it fell and it was COLD!!! Waverly is so precious in her snow gear!

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  14. Oh she seems to just love the snow!!! She's such an outside girl isn't she!! Super cute and I just love seeing how happy she is, it must help take your mind off how cold you were feeling, even just a little bit!!!!!!! Sending warmth and sunshine from Abu Dhabi!!! xx

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  15. Those mint green pants, adorable! We're finally supposed to get some more snow next weekend, so I'm hopeful we'll get to bust out the snow pants again!

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  16. Those pictures are too dang cute! Being pulled around on that body board looks like so much fun. You can really tell she was enjoying herself. The belly picture was perfect. We may get a little snow here. I really hope so.

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  17. That picture with your glove hands on your belly is precious! Love it! PS - sent you an email, but I realized you might not have gotten it with your snow days :)

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  18. I am loving that bump picture. It's going to be so fun for y'all to have two little girls!

    That floral coat Waverly is wearing is so cute. I am all bout florals right now. Where did you get it??

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