Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


The snow is getting deeper by the minute as we are now in the neighborhood of 15-20 inches. Shoveling seems futile as once a spot is cleared, 2 more inches piles up. Much more snow from this system than last week's Nor'easter.

 The snow is up to Weston's waist and still coming down heavy
Notice the snow on the side of the house from the wind

Muffy coming out to join Weston in enjoying the storm

Nick playing with his truck
Snow piled up to the windows

Love this one of the snow coming down on Nick

Not a happy camper

Pounded with Snow!

We are getting pounded with snow. There is already a foot of thick wet snow on the ground with heavy snow expected to continue throughout the morning. Winds are blowing and expected to be stronger as the day progresses.

The boys are so excited as the snow is coming down at about 2 inches per hour with some rumbles of thunder thrown into the mix.

Front steps almost covered in snow

Bird feeders

Pete's van and my bushes covered in snow

The trees are starting to bend with the weight of the snow

These are our power lines to the street.
We may loose power shortly as these should be much higher

Our mailboxes

Another buried tree

A big buried tree

There is an apple tree in the middle of this photo