Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Anatomy of a Snow Day

Having a snow day on my birthday was just awesome! I slept in a little, took Oscar to play at the park, opened presents, ran some errands, took Oscar to play at the park with his girlfriend, and went down to my in-laws' for birthday dinner. What, you may ask, did I receive for my 28th birthday? My parents sent the hot pink camera I asked for (yippeeeeeee) and my sweet friend Anna sent a gorgeous purple patent leather kate spade wallet. I was (and still am) very excited about the new camera, so I spent lots of time yesterday taking photos of my one and only subject...Oscar.

He loves the snow and was so excited to go play at the park with his girlfriend, Jolie! But ... do you know how difficult it is to take a photo of two dogs playing? It's pretty hard. This is evidence of that:
Thankfully, after awhile, they got tired and I could actually get some successful photos of the two pups.

Imagine my joy and surprise when ... I had a SECOND snow day today!!! I slept in and lazed around in bed for hours, reading and talking on the phone. Then I went out in the living room to do some stuff. After a couple of hours, I thought ... where is Oscar? So I went into the bedroom and found this:
Please note snow-day-acceptable unmade bed, unpacked overnight bag I took to the in-laws' last night just in case, nightshirt, and ... big, lazy, spoiled dog.

That's when something at the window caught my eye:
My parents went to Maine over the summer, and brought back this stuffed lobster toy for Oscar. In no time, Oscar had oh-so-helpfully removed the stuffing, and now he carries around the floppy lobster with him everywhere. I found it hanging off the windowsill. Too funny!

Aaaaand Oscar's other little friend, Awful Bad Kitty, peeking out from underneath the bed. Oscar is intrigued. Obviously.
So, what does a snow day look like? This, apparently. Times two. I know a lot of you have had snow days lately ... what have your snow days looked like?


Matt Wysocki said...

Carol and I are here and we say that snow days look an awful lot like work days to us.

Jenn said...

YAY for snow days and your birthday!! it looks like oscar & his gf had a fun day!!

Lucky in Love said...

Looks like you and Oscar had two fabulous days! Hope you get another one tomorrow :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Yay!! Glad you got two snow days and had a great birthday!

Brittany Ann said...

Glad I'm not the only one who has a dog that enjoys carrying around the carcasses of his formerly stuffed toys.

Lucy Marie said...

I love the picture of Oscar and Jolie that looks like they are kissing :) Cute.

anonymous prep said...

Oscar looks like he's having a ball! Happy belated Birthday!

Ms. Attitude said...

Snow days rock! Our dogs are so similar. It is almost impossible to get a picture of 2 dogs together and they always remove every last bit of stuffing from their toys.