Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I have a couple of posts that should come before this one (Shosh at 6 months, and one on Gert), but I don't have the photos prepped for them yet. Instead, let me tell you about this one time that it snowed. I'm sure you had noooo idea that it snowed in Portland the other week. It wasn't on the news or anything. And they definitely didn't call it Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse or anything silly like that. Side eye to Portland news and media outlets. Major side eye.

A few days before the snow hit, Judah came down with a nasty cold that his friends from school had shared with him (and everyone else). He had already missed one day of school from it when the storm hit. He then ended up missing a week more. He was also nice enough to share his cold with Shosh... and then Bill and I as well. So nice of him!

Turned out the cold developed into ear infections for both kids (in both ears). Between sick kids, sick parents, severe lack of sleep (due to aforementioned sick kids), and being house bound it was a pretty miserable week. The kids were super needy and grouchy. Bill and I were super tired (and therefore grouchy) and we were all together. In the house. For a very long time.

These photos are from the only time the kids even went out into the snow... and they only lasted about 30 minutes or so. They definitely look a bit pathetic and sickly in these photos, even if they were having a good time.

We left our sleds in Tacoma, so Bill is pushing Judah around in Ralphie's water dish instead.
There was one member of our house who loved the snow though: Ralph. That guy is all about it! It turns him into a puppy. He runs (and trust when I say he NEVER runs) and plays and fetches and is just generally adorable and snow dog-errific.

I definitely look forward to future snow days (hopefully not this year, though) when the kids are A) not sick and B) able to enjoy being outside.

I'm happy to report that everyone is pretty much healthy again. Judah finished the last of his antibiotics for his ear infections this evening, but Shosh still has a few more days left of hers.

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