Sunday, December 14, 2008


Imagine a scenario where you go to bed happy, healthy, and secure only to wake up and realize that thing are different. Much different actually. This realization might just freak you out a bit. Or perhaps at least cause you to be a bit confused, right?

Lukas had just such a moment Sunday morning. Mrs. LIAYF and I were awaken by the sound of Lukas in a state that seemed to be awe mixed with disbelief. "Waooooooo!" Was the actual sound that broke our slumber at 7:00 AM Sunday morning. Followed shortly by "Was dat?" "Was dat?", "WAS, DAT?"

We entered Lukas's room to find him standing in his crib, holding out the window shade, peering out onto a Winter Wonderland. Several inches of snow had fallen overnight.

There had only been one day of snow here all last Winter, when Lukas was only a few months old. That one snow has not even been enough to stick, so this was our son's first real snow. He was in awe and very excited.

"That's snow" we told him, almost in unison. "Noooo" was his reply. He repeated it all day long, "Noooo". "Noooo". "Noooo". We learned very quickly to distinguish between "No" and "Noooo".

This was our designated weekend to decorate for the holidays. It was too icy to drive, so after breakfast we bundled up Luke to protect him from the icy cold conditions outside, grabbed his red wagon, and headed out on a short treck to pick our Christmas tree. Luckily, our local nursery, with a perfect tree selection, is only a block from our house.

The snow ushered in a real sense of holiday spirit in our home. It was the perfect beginning to our Christmas kickoff. Plus, there is more snow forcast for later in the week. If we get enough accumulation, they may even declare a snow day at work!! So, as they say...

"Let it noooo, let it noooo, let it noooo!"
Photo by Bradley J


Surfer Jay said...

Nooooooooo! Gotta love it. Wasn't that awesome! I'm in Camano Island, WA for the past couple of days. I saw it start to come down at night and went outside and sat in it. Coooold. We were frollicking in it all day, and my boys first snow also. I sure picked the right time to come up here to WA.

Anonymous said...

There just might not be anything more exciting for a child...I can almost feel his excitement!

Except I would just freeze and all my muscles would tighten up from the cold!

Jason Roth said...

That's funny. Z-Dub is going to experience his first "Noooo" day here in Vegas today as well. Though, it's not sticking.

Martin said...

Looking forward to building a Nooooman?

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Surfer Jay - You sure did! Like I mentioned, last year there was only the one day and it didn't stick. This is more like it, and right before Christmas is the best time.

@ MTAE - Yeah, he was thrilled. And it was very frigid here too, so that took away a bit of the fun.

@VegasDad - That will be great. Hopefully it will cool down enough for it to stick. Makes for a great time of the year.

@Xbox - Noooman, but you can do the job when you're in town.

Whit said...

It noooo'd here all day. Sadly being trapped at home just means a longer work day for me.

Christopher said...
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James (SeattleDad) said...

@Whit - Snow in LA? Next it will be snowing in Hell!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Christopher - Did as you asked. Tried to respond to you with an email, but not sure if it got to you. Please let me know if you want additional action.

Christopher said...

Thanks James. I appreciate it. Again, flattered that you chose to put it up but always better to seek permission when downloading and rehosting someone else's intellectual property. Very cute little guy you got there. Happy Holidays! Cheers, Christopher

PS: My assistant may already have sent a takedown notice to Google's (Blogspot's) DMCA enforcement office about this. If they loop back with me I'll tell them that you kindly already compiled with the takedown request.