Tuesday, March 5, 2013


We had a sudden snowstorm here in Lethbridge on Sunday...wind and snow with zero visibility on icy roads.  Our son Mike and his family had come into town before the storm started and quickly found themselves stranded.

Luckily we were here at the time so they came to our place because the roads were so bad Mike didn't think he'd be able to make it to the small town they lived in.  In fact, the RCMP closed all of the highways out of Lethbridge because of bad road conditions and poor visibility.  Up until Sunday, there wasn't a trace of snow in this area.

So we hunkered down for the duration of the storm.  The kids thought it was great fun.  They know where I keep all the toys and kid stuff so they were happy.  And Kenny got out the deck of cards so he and I could have our customary game of War.

Middle son, Alex, cosied up to Papa right away and 'helped' him look through a car magazine.

When it came time to put the kids to bed, because they came unprepared with overnight clothes, they each wore a t-shirt belonging to their grandparents.  They kind of floated in them and Hannah's arms kept coming out of the too wide sleeves.  They thought it was great fun though.

Alex, Hannah and Kenny.  Poor Kenny had an ear ache so wasn't feeling too perky.

Alex and Hannah

And finally, with the extra beds made up, Avril settled down with the little ones and read to them until they were ready to go to sleep.

By Monday the roads were passable, visibility was once again good, and life got back to normal.

It's not so bad being snowbound for a day or so.  Especially at this time of year when you know the snow will soon disappear.


Mickey said...

Sounds like a great excuse for a family sleepover!
Your Grandkids are so cute!

Granny Annie said...

Stranded with style:) Love the t-shirt fashion show.

RoeH said...

It's fun if the cabin fever doesn't set in after too long a time. Hot chocolate time!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

If you have to be stranded, that's the way to do it. It's nice you got a little extra time with the grandchildren too! Right now we have very little snow remaining, but that should change today with more snow here. I love the new look of your blog. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

Laeli said...

Aww,cuties in their nightwear!

I agree, storms at this time of year are OK!


How nice to be stranded and surrounded by love. looks like the impromptu visit went well.

Michael MacKenzie said...

Thanks for the shelter, Mum.