Manic Monday

So how was everyone’s weekend?  Good I hope!  We had a relaxing three-day weekend at home! (Four for my daughter!)  They had been saying for a while that we were going to get our first wintery weather mix last week and we sure did!  Not a whole lot by any means as we have definitely seen more, but enough to get my daughter out of school for two days so far.  It started on Thursday (my birthday) with some sleet which picked up throughout the day, then sometime over night we got about five inches of snow!  It really was beautiful!  Definitely COLD but BEAUTIFUL!  Enough to cover all the grass.  Luckily we found out the night before that there was no school which was nice.

After breakfast we all got dressed to go outside and play.  I think my husband, daughter and I were all excited because this was Taylor (my son’s) first snow fall and we were all curious to see how he liked it.  We of course had to dig out all the winter weather/snow gear and we had to go track down the snow boots that Nana Howe gave us for Taylor the last time we saw them.  They were a little big but they did the job.  I’m husband said he had his “stripper boots” on as they went up to his knees pretty much!  HA!  He did walk around kind of funny in them.

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He was so amazed when he first got outside!  He kept “oohing” and shrieking hysterically!  Of course than Sissy had to get out the sled to ride on.  It took a little coaxing to get him on it, but once he did he was all smiles!

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I took him out into the middle of the yard to get him to walk through the snow as when Sofie was his age she would not actually step in snow and when she did she would cry because it was on her shoe!

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He definitely did not want me to get too far away from him because when I would he would start saying “mama” and holding his hand out for me to grab it.  <3

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A few pictures of our front yard and neighborhood.  So pretty!  <3

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Of course Daddy and Sissy had to go get out the 4 wheeler and play with it in the snow.  They had been waiting for this day since we bought the thing!  Least it was better than the first  year we moved here and they were doing this in our yard with the riding lawn mower!  HA!

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And of course some little boy had to take his turn (a VERY slow one at that, but he loved it!)  See those little red, chubby cheeks?!?!  <3

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Of course then once we went inside we had to warm up in front of the fireplace with some hot apple cider!  Great snow day!

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Later after some little boy went down for a  nap I decided to go out and attempt my FIRST run in the snow.  It really wasn’t too bad!  I duct taped my shoes up to keep snow from getting inside them and to keep the wind out too.  I kept running from patch of snow to patch of snow to avoid the ice.  I wasn’t able to get out and run Saturday or Sunday like I would have liked due to snow melting and then re-freezing overnight and our street is literally a solid sheet of ice.  Which of course is why Sofie is out of school AGAIN today!  The main roads are clear, however the side roads/neighborhood roads are still a mess.


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