We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Yay Snow!

It's 5:19pm and the snow is still falling!  This is craziness!  It started snowing this morning around 5:30am and it's not supposed to let up until at least midnight.  And I'm not talking little flurries...I'm talking about nice, big, fluffy snowflakes, leaving 5-ish inches on the ground.  Apparently DFW has not gotten this much snow since 1978.  I feel like I'm back in the midwest!  Only difference is, people up there know how to drive in this weather.  Here people are either way too cautious, or way too brazen.  But, this blog is not about that, so let me get back on track...

Yay snow!  I woke Nicky early enough to catch a glimpse of the fluffy white stuff before I took him to school.  I wasn't sure if I would be able to get off early enough to come home and play, so I wanted to take him outside for a bit. 

On the way to school, Nicky told me "look momma!  the trees painting!".  Took me a minute to figure out that what he meant was "look momma!  the trees look like they've been painted white!".  As we pulled up to school, Nicky became excited again and shouted "look!  school painting too!".  Pretty cute.

After feeling like I was in a snow globe all day, (watching the snow fall from the warmth of my cubicle, through a window in the wall of the office in front of me, through yet another window), I finally decided to leave work around 3, and picked Nicky up for some fun.

He was a little hesitant at first.  The snow that he got on himself (from either touching it, or it falling from the sky) was quickly wiped away and he was upset that he was "getting dirty".  That didn't last long before he was licking it off his mittens..ew, but oh well...at least it wasn't yellow snow!

We built a snowman in the backyard (luckily there was enough snow on the ground to hide the "land-mines" (you know - stuff left behind by the dogs).  We found a few sticks in the front yard for his arms; a carrot for the nose; and a few almonds for his eyes.  He didn't turn out too shabby, if I say so myself!

Nicky decided that having a snowball fight was much more funner, so I said "game on!".  Can you tell who won?

Mean Momma...picking on the little Russky!  It's really not what it looks like - I was throwing them at the house above his head, and they were breaking apart and falling on his head.  Nicky laughed big contagious belly laughs as the snow fell all around him.  After my victory lap around the patio (what?  ok, fine, yes, I am gloating about the fact I won a snowball fight...against a preschooler...what of it?!), I gave the "5 minutes until we need to go in", warning.  Here's a picture of Nicky after telling him it wast time to go inside...is that a pout I detect? 

We both peeled the layers of clothes off and enjoyed some yummy hot chocolate.  This is Nicky showing off his new fake smile...what he's thinking is "enough with the pictures lady - let me drink my cocoa in peace!" 

Nicky then came to lay on the couch beside me and watch some tv...and fell asleep! 

I'm so glad I decided to spend the afternoon with my little noodle.  It was a lot of fun, and who knows when the next snowfall like this will occur.  The only thing that would've made the day better - the addition of Daddy.

***update...we ended up with right at a foot of snow - a new record!


Debbie said...

Now that's how every day should be with the little guy,,,,he's adorable liese, I hope you know how very lucky you are to have him good or bad, he'll always be a part of you....Happy Snow Day!!!!

jenn said...

what fun!you are such a good mommy! and hey, a victory is a victory!!;-)

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