I take it back! The snow is grand!

January 27, 2011 |  Category:   life nyc

Oh, did I just say that I was tired of snow? But…it’s a winter wonderland! You half expected to see unicorns and ice fairies frolicking in the snow today (and we did see something magical, we did). I swear Claudine was the only kid in all of Brooklyn to have school today. Not even public school was open. That’s HARD CORE. Look, I admit I was half tempted to keep her home with Mia. I seem to have some sort of sinus thing going on and I was tired, but then the girls started fighting and I got my ass off the couch fast right then, right there. I made her a quick lunch and got them dressed. I’m not going to lie. I was grumpy, we all were. But then the most magical thing happened. We walked outside. It wasn’t cold and the snow was magnificent. It was the best snow, softer than a baby’s butt doused in baby powder, and we trekked the near mile walk up to school.

After we dropped Claudine off at school, Mia and I took a little walk across the street to Prospect Park, just the 2 of us. We held hands. We marveled at the beauty of it all. I took pictures. We petted dogs. We came home and drank hot chocolate. The snow is grand.

(ok ok, that’s not exactly how it happened. The girls got snow in their boots when they had to climb over knee deep snow drifts to cross the street and then started whining because the snow turned to ice cold water in their boots and their feet became freezing cold. A car totally splattered slush on us as it was driving by and we got dumped on by big clumps of snow every time the wind shook the snow from the trees. It WAS pretty and the snow IS grand, but maybe not like unicorns and ice fairies.)

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  • Susan January 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    WOW…you’re shots are amazing. I love how the bright clothing pops off the white background. Snow always makes me stop and take a breathe…these photos also have the same effect for me…stunning.

  • Sarah K January 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Great snowy pictures.

  • Marisa and Creative Thursday January 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Jenna! I’m so coming to live in Brooklyn {for a month} just so I can meet you in person and hopefully see unicorns and ice fairies when it snows. love your gorgeous photos & hilarious post.

  • Ashley January 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’m right there with you on this love/hate moment. I’m sooo over it, but my goodness it’s stunning at times (the ones where the trees aren’t throwing snowballs at you and the cars aren’t tossing sludge).

  • Erin January 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I love the photo of the lamp post in the snow. Totally Narnia! So maybe not fairies and unicorns, but Mr Tumnus for sure…

  • Rebecca January 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    God I wish I was there in the snow! I live in Australia and today its 40c (105F), at 6am it was already 84F!

  • Dana January 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    It looks so BEAUTYFUL
    makes me wanna be there
    it´s soooooo hot here it´s like we´re being slowly roasted for someone´s dinner, aaaahhhh

  • whitney January 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

    oh my goodness, so much snow! i love it when you go outside in the snow and expect it to be freezing, but it’s actually kind of warm. that’s the best.

  • Funkysteph January 28, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Your pics are beautiful and I am very jealous as I love snow… But not we I have to drive though 🙂

  • Nella mia soffitta... January 28, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Hi! This is my first comment to your posts, also if I follow your blog from several months! Well, as can I say? Your little web space is simply wonderful! I love come here every day to hear your voices, to lost myself in your photos that I find so beautiful and amazing! You have two wonderful daughters and a fantastic family! Thank you to be near my life!
    And about snow? Well, here in Rome the snow is a very rare phenomenon that when it comes (every 10-15 years more or less) is a event to celebrate!
    Come on! Spring is not so far!
    A big hug for anyone of you!

  • jill January 28, 2011 at 7:00 am

    haha! that made me chuckle…looks beautiful 🙂

  • ranee January 28, 2011 at 7:54 am

    as tropic country citizen, I never experience any snow yet….
    seems fun,

  • rebecca January 28, 2011 at 9:08 am

    there were so many people with their cameras in central park yesterday. everyone pretty much in awe. i love how nyc can slow down for a moment like this…

  • Clara January 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

    These pictures are absolutely amazing! And your recap of the morning is hysterical, gave me a good laugh.

  • Tim McMurdo January 28, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I love the image of the snow mounded cars, like giant white river stones lining the street. Winter snow does have its moments. Keep em coming girl, you are doing great work here.

  • joslyn January 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

    i have to say, it looks pretty freakin magical…i’d welcome some of that in texas 😉

  • Laura January 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

    You are awesome…I love the flip side!!! Being thoroughly covered in snow at the moment (and here it can snow into March or later!) I totally get it.

  • diamondkelt January 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    TOTORO! That was magical ^_^

  • Ines January 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

    The pictures are fantastic, Jenna. I live in El Paso, TX on the US-Mexico border. It almost gets cold in here but having your pictures allows me to see there is actually a different weather somewhere else in this big, big country. I have enjoyed looking at your pictures for a little while. I also totally (really) get your up and down. Your take on things is so…..refreshing as it shows the many sides of parenting and life as a family.

  • Sandy January 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

    gorgeous! no snow where i live. these photos will make anyone jealous. thanks for sharing the beauty!

  • Selkie January 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Jenna: Bravo that so many people from all around the world read and comment on your blog! Your pics are always magical, your words soul stirring. Thanks.

  • Lani January 28, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Wow…I love these pictures. Actually, I love all your pictures, but these have an extra impact for some reason. I can’t wait til you put out a book!

  • Linnea January 29, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Love it. Your blog is one of my favourite weekend reads!

  • Alison C January 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Laughed at the reality check. That’s why I keep reading; fairies and unicorns get boring after a while!