When I said snow in Atlanta is the best on Tuesday, I had no idea what was happening on the roads throughout the city. What a nightmare. Snow really is paralyzing here. Atlanta is a city of hills and the snow seems to turn very quickly to ice on the ground. We are very lucky that the kids' schools and Atticus' office are both very close to our house, so we were all home hours before things got bad. Much like the ice storm a few years ago, I think this is a snow storm that will not be forgotten.
Wednesday, Jude and Rory actually had play group. So, after we walked them to Gabriela's house, Atticus, Finnan and I set out to sled with some neighbors. First, Atticus had to build a sled out of some scrap wood and sheet metal. Then we sled on our street and the infamous hill on Catherine street. In the last picture, Finnan is sledding down on a neighbors kayak. The adult men were the funniest to watch. Their goal was to go down the hill, hop the curb, go up a ramp they set up and ultimately go airborne. I am not sure any of them succeeded in achieving flight, which is probably good as there was quite a hill on the other side which ends in a creek.
We ended our day with a dinner at our house for several neighbors. It was so much fun to hang out with neighbors, some I see every day, others who I don't get to see as much. The kids had a blast together and the adults ate, drank and stayed warm. Finnan has another snow day today and Jude and Rory are always home on Thursdays, so we are having fun reading books and playing legos. This weekend, it is supposed to get up to 60, so it seems our 2014 snow adventure will be over soon.