It snowed a lot in the last week, particularly leading up to Christmas. We now have about a foot of snow everywhere you look outside. Ben is [in his chipper winter attitude] predicting this snow will stick around until April. That is the problem with our winters - the snow takes FOREVER to melt. Especially when we get this much. I try to look on the bright side - we could have had waaaaay more - hello, New York. And our VERY nice neighbor snowblowed our front sidewalk and walkway a few times over the weekend, which saved our backs from some of the shoveling. I'm proud to say I was the one out shoveling us this path on Sunday morning, but it was tiring! This snow is the heavy stuff.
Our kids have been under the weather still, but today was the third straight day that the kids and I hadn't left the house...by the afternoon when Charlie was refusing to nap and I was about to go crazy, I declared that it was time for us to GET OUT. I had some returns to make and figured we all could use a change of scenery.
The boys, armed with their usual apples and sippy cups, ventured outside onto the long skinny path to the garage.
But instead of heading straight to the garage, they started kicking the snow. Stomping in it. I ran back in to get my camera because they were being so cute.
Of course, it all went downhill when Charlie got his hand wet in the snow. (I tried to get them to put their mittens on before we left, but those were a no go - I can't force them to keep those things on...)
Poor guy. But maybe next time he'll wear some mittens :) Though when I brought it up, Charlie reminded me that he stands firm: "NO mittens."
After that I hurried and loaded the kids in the car, then crossed my fingers that we wouldn't get stuck in the unplowed alley driving in our trusty little Altima. Every winter I tell myself the next car we buy better have 4WD or AWD. Someday.
We made it out of the alley without problems and soon we were off to a very busy mall. While we were in Gap Kids returning things and getting a few clothes for next year with the fabulous 40% off sale prices (Gap is our favorite store, if you couldn't tell from Charlie's favorite hoodie - there are deals all the time!! I picked up a hoodie in the next size for $11. I never pay full price there), Eli had to go to the bathroom. TWICE. It was crazy. I start to worry he has diabetes or something based on the number of times he has to go, but he has none of the other symptoms. More likely just a small bladder??