I found a more recent picture of my dad (at my mom's b.d. party at our house last October), with Izaac helping opening Mema's (his great-grandma) presents. (Grandma Shirley on the couch, too, at the right.)
This is the updated view of the patio, also, from yesterday. It was still flurrying at this point, however, and is still blowing snow yet today. I'm going to try to put some pictures on flickr and Facebook later today, too.