Monday, January 21, 2013

Thunder Snow!

Posted By: Leah
This weekend it snowed down here in North Carolina. Not just regular snow... but thunder snow! Have you ever heard of that? It started out as a thunderstorm with rain. The next thing I knew, I looked out the window and the rain had turned into snow. There was lightning, the power was flickering on and off, it was super exciting.

(that's my news guy!)

And what better place to talk about thunder snow, than facebook? The posts were hilarious! Everything from people loving it all "Extreme Weather Rocks, Man!" to freaking out "The Mayans Got the Date Wrong!"

Gav of course loved it. He kept running outside every 5 minutes to see how deep the snow was getting. It snowed really hard really fast.

I had something important at work I was supposed to be doing the next morning, and I was realllly not looking forward to school getting canceled and me having to take a day off of work.

"Snow is falling deep and wide all across the land" - Gav snow poetry. "I hate you thunder snow. Die." - My snow poetry (PS if you follow me on IG, these photos will look extra familiar). 

I'm a fan of the good old radio alarm clock. I blog about this a lot, but I'm one of the few who doesn't have an iPhone, so I don't have an iHome or wake up to a set playlist. I wake up to the good old radio. The hip hop station, if you want to know specifics. Something told me that night to set the alarm on my phone to wake me up and it was a good thing I did. Because we lost power!

I woke up in the middle of the night and the clock radio was just a blinking. I totally old-schooled it and tripped across my apartment in the pitch black darkness to locate... Gavin's adventure kit containing a flash light! That gave me enough light to find candles and matches. Then of course I went back to sleep. But had the candles by my bed just in case I needed them because the 1 AAA battery wasn't enough to light up what we needed.

Yup, school was canceled and Gav and so we had a snow day! And the power came back on. Yay for heat!

Being forced to put life on hold for snow is actually an awesome thing. Gav and I have great sleds and the best hills right near where we live. We had sooo much fun in the snow!

Gav really wanted to make a snowman, but the snow was super icy. Great for sledding, bad for making a snowman or having snowball fights (unless you want to knock someone out, which I did not want to do). 

But... we found that someone else made a snowman! It's just as fun posing with a neighbor's snowman and none of the work. He had a real carrot nose! 

Gav and I walked back past the biggest hill and he ran into several kids he knew from school that he didn't know lived near us. They had so much fun playing in the snow!

Gav's off of school again for Dr. MLK Jr. Day. He's getting a 4 day weekend!

Ok one more quick Gav story... just because this child says some hilarious stuff. Last night we were talking about Dr. King and why he is being celebrated.  I gave Gav examples of Rosa Parks not giving up her seat on the bus, the different water fountains, sit-ins, etc. and why Dr. King was so important in integrating us so that he can now have friends from all races and backgrounds.

 I told Gav that next month, February, is Black History Month and I know that his class will talk a lot more about how things used to be back when his Nana was growing up in the south. And how much things have changed.

So Gav says to me, in his sweet 6 year old innocent voice, "So when is Black Friday?"

HAHAH after that he got a whole economics lesson from me about the day after Thanksgiving and olden days stores using red pens for negative numbers. Life is one big teaching moment for us these days.


  1. Sounds like a blast! I totally miss snow days. Although I don't miss losing power! And Gav says THE funniest things! Such a ham!

  2. LOL! Oh, Gav~ That was so cute!

    I've heard of thundersnow, but haven't experienced it yet.


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