Just another blog to document the late Spring snow we experienced yesterday. The snow began falling soon after breakfast and didn't stop until evening. My story is the same as every other blogger in northeast Oklahoma. Our well-laid-out plans for the day were abruptly changed. Neal trekked out to the barn to find some dry wood to build a fire. We got chores and paperwork done that had been put on the back burner all week. Supper was chili and cornbread. We lost electricity for over an hour in the afternoon and were just in the process of discussing dragging out the generator, when the lights (and TV--Yay!) came back on. The snow was perfect. Big fat wet flakes that, on top of the rain we had Thursday and Friday, quenched our thirsty ground. The good kind of snow that makes an excellent snowman like the one in Jacob and Lauren's front yard, complete with gloves and a cowboy hat. And now, 24 hours later, it's all but gone. Perfect.
Jeremy and Trista decided to go ahead and attend a wedding last night, so the grandkids spent the night with us.
Lauren -- rocking and reading to her baby.
Neal and Jacob, watching The Incredibles.
Here are some of the noteworthy sound bites from the evening.
Lauren, pretending to be on the phone: Helllloooooo! Oh, hi Katie, what you doing? Tha's cool.
Jacob, perusing the Oriental Trading Company catalog: I want that, and that and that. I SOOOO want that!
Lauren, after Jacob had set the table and there was an extra plate left over: "What's that name? " Me: "That's just an extra plate." Lauren: "It's Cwampa Smif's?"
Jacob, waking up this morning to be swept immediately off to his house so we can get to church: "I want some of those crackers shaped like bears." Me: "I don't have any, I'll have to buy some." Jacob: "Go buy some NOW!" Me, as I'm putting on his shoes: "Jacob, let's not start that this morning." Jacob, sweetly: "Nana! I like your lips. Where did you get them?" (I guess he doesn't see me wearing lipstick very often.)
Two milestones were achieved last night. 1) Lauren slept all night WITHOUT her fuzzy pink blanket. Of course she fell asleep on the pallet we'd made on the floor in front of the fire for all four of us to watch Aladdin, so she was sound asleep when put in her bed. And 2) Jacob slept all night on the pallet at the foot of our bed, never waking up to crawl in bed with us. Awwwww. They grow up so fast.