Monday, January 05, 2009

First Mountain Monday of 09!

I joined the other hordes of mothers at the grocery store today. You could tell who we were. The ones kind of floating around the store, with dreamy smiles on our faces, as we grocery shopped ALONE, while the children were back in their cages classes, where they belong, staying out of our hair learning their lessons like good schoolchildren everywhere. The clerk who checked me out, asked me how I was. I said GREAT, school has started again! The clerk said that the store was much quieter and the moms seemed much happier. I know I was. The boy's doctors appt when fine, we have a blood draw tomorrow, can't wait! ahem. We did some minor med switching in hopes of not killing helping the boy with his moody, defiant little self. At least we have a plan, and that helps.


Sadly, there are no mountain pictures. Not from lack of trying, let me tell you! It was storming most of the day today, so the clouds were covering the mountains. I thought I would travel a bit closer and see if I could catch any pics that way. Well the hill I have to travel on it a bit steep and when I went to go up it, everyone was about halfway up and then turning around. I thought, what a bunch of babies! Yeah, ahem, until I tried. I got halfway up, and well, there wasn't enough traction to counteract the gravity. So, along with everyone else, I turned around. After I got home, the Pea and Jack agreed to join me in looking for some good winter pics at least. The Pea does not disappoint. Nor the crazy dog. Here ya go!

The Pea loves to eat snow!



Snow angel



Jack doing his crazy cartoon dog run



Making a snowball to throw at Bam-maw









Can't you imagine standing under this pine tree with me? Watching the flakes gently tumbling out of the sky? Sometimes, (especially if you aren't driving in it) snow can be so incredibly beautiful.






We shall see what the following Mondays bring. Thanks for hopping over, and I've noticed I have some new commentors! Stay tuned for a All About The Tangleds Post soon.

21 Kids Who Want To Play:

Jessica G. said...

I will accept the lack of mountain pictures only because there was an abundance of cuteness to be had. And my kids love to eat snow, too. Geesh...

Jillene said...

The pictures are AMAZING as usual!! I wish I could have gone to the store ALONE!! I still have about 3 years for that one!!

K J and the kids said...

Who needs mountains when you have HEAPS of cuteness like that.

Glad you had a good first day back to school :)

Holly said...

Beautiful pictures. I love snow pictures and the Pea looks so happy to be playing in it.

Kristina P. said...

Those pictures of her are hilarious!

And I have ever told you I hate the snow. Stupid Baby New Year AND snow.

The Boob Nazi said...

So everything will be back to normal then? yeeessss.... All blogging and everything. But I still have a week off! Be glad you're not MY mother!

Jillybean said...

I like the snow if I don't have to drive or walk in it.
I had the extreme pleasure of driving through the drop off zone at school today.

Twice.

B said...

Grocery shopping alone. Hmmm. That would be interesting. Instead I've got a one year old and a 6 month old. No chance of doing it alone any time soon, so I was NOT one of those mothers floating down the grocery isles yesterday.

Lisa said...

GREAT PICS!!!!!!

I hate the blood draws. Yuck! It used to take 7 adults holding her. Lovely. Then I told J they were sucking the yuckies out and now they're a piece of cake.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Jo, I have to tell you that I adore the photos that you post on your site. Your snow angel is just that...a true little angel.

I can SO relate you to regarding the trip to the grocery store sans children. I get giddy just thinking about it. The store clerks must think that I am high or something, given how chatty I am. :)

-Francesca

ramsam said...

SUch a cute little snow angel!

I am so grateful for shoppin without kids! The only way to go!

Soxy Deb said...

I am once again in 70 degree temps with bright sunshine so yes, I would love to stand under that tree with you and enjoy the snow.
*sigh

Great pics as usual Jo!!

CaJoh said...

Is your dog a Corgi?? If it is, perhaps you should get Corgiville Christmas by Tasha Tudor— I think the kids will love it.

Me said...

I HATE The snow..I wish it would just stop snowing around here. But I have to say..the pictures of The Pea playing in, almost made me want to go out and enjoy the snow. Almost :)

January Jones The Whine tester said...

Remember, Thou Shalt Not Whine in 2009!
January Jones

Bonnie the Boss said...

Just remind her not to eat yellow snow! Not good for you.

Caustic Cupcake said...

So you think you can use cute grandchild pics to distract us from the fact that you have brazenly skipped the mountain pics? Is that what you think?

Well, you would be... right.

I'm looking forward to the All About The Tangleds post, even though I already know All About The Tangleds!

Dads(2) said...

I like snow too (when I'm not driving in it)

MY SUPPORT BLOG said...

Great pictures!

Whitney R said...

I can't remember the last time I made a snow angel... Or a snowman!

Lana said...

I love the crazy cartoon dog run. Very cute!