Thursday, February 10, 2011


A couple of days after we wore shorts, short-sleeved shirts, and flip flops to the park, the snowpocolypse rolled into town. (I told you the weather was confusing.)

This is what a snowpocalypse looks like in Texas.

Now let me be clear – I know that what hit College Station was nowhere near as severe as what hit the Midwest and the East Coast. But when temperatures drop into the teens and an inch of snow falls in a city that has ONE plow/salt truck, people behave as though the world is coming to an end. Frenzied shoppers buying bottled water and canned goods at the grocery stores. Schools – including Texas A&M University – and businesses closed. Fender-benders, accidents, and trucks in the ditch at every corner. Will couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about, and headed outside in his jammies to make snowballs.

Trying - unsuccessfully, due to the cold temperatures - to turn the snow into something fun.

The road conditions kept us at home (note to all you Midwesterners scoffing at me for staying home because of such a small amount of snow - it doesn't matter that I know how to drive in snow, because no one else here does and it's best to stay out of their way), so we spent the day baking cookies (post to come), coloring, and getting to know the new games that Grandma Brenda kindly gave the kids. It was officially a Texas Snow Day!

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