We are literally snowed in this weekend! In my 10+ years of living in the twin cities, I have never been actually snowed in (I was snowed in quite often down on the farm while growing up, but that was usually due to blowing snow and whiteout conditions - this is due to sheer quantity of snow!). Luckily, we were prepared and made a big batch of creamy chicken and wild rice soup in the crockpot, watched a lot of How I Met Your Mother, addressed Christmas cards, and made hot mulled red wine to enjoy. This morning we're waking up to news that the Viking's Metrodome has collapsed (or was deflated purposely due to snow, that is unclear at this point) and the game has been postponed until tomorrow night (although getting the dome ready in that period of time should be interesting!). So on tap for today? Address birthday invites, wrap the rest of the Christmas gifts, do some baking, and probably watch some more How I Met Your Mother! I'm sure as hell not watching the Packers game that they've decided to play during our time slot!
Here are some photos of the snow - taken through our windows. If you look closely, you can see our Star Tribune Sunday paper laying on the pile of snow at what used to be our driveway!
Oh, and Mia decided she was going to open up one of her Christmas gifts yesterday - and since we were snowed in, we figured, why not? The opening process was pretty funny - Syd had pulled the bow off overnight, which she found and played with for awhile, but then she started pulling at the paper which had been previously ripped. She then proceeded to pull off tiny pieces of paper for the next 20-30 minutes until most of it was uncovered. She would pull one off and then hand it to me. Once we got it opened up, she enjoyed playing with all of the brightly colored blocks!