Joshua Birthday Party!
The plan for the day was to go up to Tehachapi right after church, celebrate Joshua's 4th birthday and my niece Evelyn's 1st birthday, watch the Super Bowl, and then head home. I should have known things were going to turn out differently when my parents called to tell us that we needed to take the back road in. The normal route had flooded over. We made it with no problems and even got to watch as it started to snow. My sister, Amber, got there about an hour later but had to take the low (flooded way) because when it started to snow the back road is not very safe. After dropping Amber off, Andy hurried home because he did not want to get snowed in. At that point we figured that we were staying for the night.

Mom made us a great dinner then afterwards the kids got to eat yummy cake. I made a small cake for each birthday kid. Evelyn's was Elmo and Joshua's was Larry from Veggie Tale's. Both were so excited to see their cakes. Joshua already knew what his cake looked like because he helped me make it but Evelyn got really excited and kept saying Elmo over and over again.

Then we decided to watch the Super Bowl. Half time had just started when all of the sudden all the lights went out. No power! That okay! We still had fun anyway. We let the kids open their presents and spent the rest of the night talking. The power came on again just after midnight or so. During this whole time it continued to snow. I still don't know what caused it though!

When we woke up it felt like we were kids again looking out the window in the morning to see how much snow we got. Sure enough everything was completely covered and it was STILL snowing. We turned on the news to see if we could figure out the cause of the black out only to find that the freeway to get home was closed. So we bundled up the kids and took them outside to play in the snow. I was not prepared at all for playing in the snow though. Luckily Mom still had a bunch of old snow clothes and a box of clothes girl clothes someone had given Amber. We layered those kids with so many clothes and grocery sacks that they could hardly move. They loved the snow. Kory gave them all rides around the yard on a sled, Grandma Nani (G Grandma Dansby) taught them how to make snow angles and then we found a small hill in the empty lot next door to go sledding on. We played outside until the kids got cold and then went in for hot cocoa. James and I went home just after that because James had a list of things he wanted to do at home. It was a fun two days and to think that it all started out as a simple dinner, cakes, and presents.

6 comments:

Amber Waite said...

That was such a fun day. Happy Birthday again Joshua. I loved playing in the snow with you guys. It totally felt like we were kids again.

Amber Waite said...

Oh yeah, and thanks for Evelyn's shawl. It's very cute.

The Morris Fam said...

Absolutely fabulous cakes darling...I didn't even know it snowed in your neck of the woods!

Ashley said...

Wow the cakes look great! I can't believe that you have so much snow, how fun! I love seeing your family they are so cute, you're a great mom!

The Morris Fam said...

Miss you!

Tara said...

Nichole,
Thanks for your comment on my blog. I actually ran across your blog a couple of weeks ago, and thought you must be related somehow! So who are your husbands parents? Is it Mark & Lois? And also another funny coincidence, my sister lives in Tehachapi (actually in Bear valley springs). Her name is Sherri Johnson. Your parents might know her if they live in Tehachapi. Maybe we'll have to stop in and see you guys some time. Brandon and I are actually going to Tehachapi in May to visit my sister for the weekend. What a small world!