Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ice Ice Baby!

We've been hit with a BIG ice storm!  I've lived here my whole life and never seen anything like this here in NWA.  All the schools in the area started closing early on Monday and are all cancelled through the rest of the week.  We are now being declared a Federal Disaster Area.  Many people are saying it looks like a "war zone."  So many trees are down and lots of people are without power, living in hotels.  Luckily we have only been without power a few times and those times only lasting 2-4 hours at a time.  Josh's parent's have also been on and off this week.  However, my parents have not had power since Tuesday morning.  Thankfully they are getting to borrow a generator from a friend and they now have heat.  We have been going pretty stir crazy around here but have stayed busy with friends and family stopping by or us getting out to see them.  This morning we let the boys go outside and play in the ice.

Peyton in front of our poor little tree...
This is our one and only tree we have and it doesn't look so good anymore...(I always love big trees in front yards but this time I'm thankful we only have this little one.  Otherwise we would have a big mess to clean up!)

Parker checking out the ice in his hand.  Burr...
Going to get the mail with Daddy...
Parker lovin' the ice sickle from the mailbox...

Parker riding his bike in front out our "iced covered" house.  It looks like snow but it's not.

4 comments:

April Wood said...

We have been very blessed!! I almost feel guilty for those w/o power for so long! We used to live in Pinewood and drove by there and it does look like a war zone!! I'm so thankful for our "1 little tree" also!! Have a good weekend!

Kari Beth said...

isn't this ice the craziest thing you've ever seen? i still can't believe it! i'm going stir crazy...i can't imagine what its like w/ 2 little boys at home! glad y'all have power and are staying warm!

Stylish Housewife said...

Your boys are so precious all bundled up in their snowsuits.

Katie said...

Kate, I can't believe you brought Peyton skiing at 18 months old! You're brave!

I can't wait to bring Z out here when he is older, but for now I'm enjoying a break. ; )