Monday, March 18, 2013

And it continues…

We’re over it.

Winter, that is.

Nearly every morning, Gavin asks me if summer will be here by bedtime. Once again, on the 18th of March, we’re in the middle of a winter storm. A bunch melted over the weekend, just to get replenished today.


In December, the first sprinkle of snow brought out all the neighbors – almost as if we’re racing to be the first to clear the driveway. By mid-March? Well, it’s 3 in the afternoon and I don’t think anyone on our block has touched a shovel. Looks like we’re not the only ones over it!

I hate to complain about the weather, as we do love living in a state with four distinct seasons, but too much is too much. The grey skies and never ending snow has put all of us in a funk.

But in typical Gavin fashion, he made the best of what we have and we headed out to build a snowman. We completely cheated this year by buying a snowman kit but when we only have one teeny little tree (no sticks for arms!) and wood chips for landscaping anything helps!

IMG_7483picture perfect snowman

that even got a hug…

and a kiss!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Enjoying the snow


What a bizarre winter this has been! From rain, to sleet to snow – and don’t forget the ice! It took until March to get a combination of enough snow on the ground and weather warm enough to enjoy being outside for more than 10 minutes. I kid you not, In January the daycare kids had out our summer bikes/toys as we had no snow! Anytime we’d get some on the ground, it would rain – bummer for the littles in my house needing to escape the house!

The last 24-48 hours brought about 10 inches of the fluffy stuff and we’ve been loving every second of it! It took a lot of convincing to get Gavin to come inside yesterday evening, even after being outside for nearly two hours.

Yesterday brought back a lot of childhood memories. Helping shovel the driveway. Digging tunnels in the large snow piles. The excitement of enjoying the outdoors trumping the wet and cold winter clothing. The shrieks of neighborhood children combined with the loud whirring of snow plows clearing driveways and sidewalks.

The news may have “complained” about digging out – but honestly our street was full of laughter and joy. Even amidst the piles of the snow, the warmer weather and fast melting snow was proof enough that spring is coming quickly – the end of cabin fever is near!

As ready as we are to no longer need 4o minutes to get dressed warmly enough to head outside to play, we’re enjoying what is here now and soon enough we’ll be sweating and cursing the heat, wishing for a quick relief of cool weather!