Today was the second snow day. It finished snowing sometime overnight and apparently, we got 14.5″.
It was sunny, but bitter cold. Aaron still managed to shovel our driveway. And, I took Gus outside for a few minutes of snow exploration.
He has the least winter gear of any of our kids, so his attire was a bit mis-matched, grabbing things of Lena’s as needed.
He was really pretty fascinated.
I couldn’t help but do this. Same toy, opposite weather. How I long for the heat of summer.
Gus really didn’t last long. It was fun, fun, fun, then “I want to go inside.” “Okay, just a minute, alright?” “NOW!!!!!!!”
I did have to come back out on my own for a few minutes to take pictures of some of the truly massive icicles which cover our house.
…winter won’t last forever, right?
We are getting slammed with snow. It’s up to our doggie door, 12.9″, and still coming down.
This is how the dogs feel about it:
Reed and Lena aren’t too thrilled to be missing two days of school in a row. I think everyone is a bit bored at home, after weeks of cold.
We did have some mandatory outside time today. I actually think they had some fun.
“It looks like our snow angels are holding hands!”
I was there, too.
Someone noticed that Reed’s very chapped lips are gone. Yup. There was no magic cream and I didn’t somehow get him to stop licking his lips. I had an epiphany. A few years ago, he had a mild rash on the outer corners of his mouth. It popped up occasionally and I casually mentioned it to their doctor. It could be citrus related, he told me, but it wasn’t anything to be concerned about. When I remembered this, we asked him to try giving up clementines, which had been a staple of his diet, and it was nearly gone over night. Poor kid, I think he might rather have the rash and his clementines than go without, but he hasn’t complained.
That’s how I feel about January. I woke up this morning sick again. This is the third time I’ve been sick since October where I was pretty much down for the day (or longer). Before this winter, I remember being sick like that ONCE in the last ten years.
I’m just ready for spring.
Final picture of this guy that you’ll see before he turns 3!
They’re still around. Just usually too busy for the camera.
He lost another tooth today!
Silly girl. With a tomato sauce smile.
Reed’s learning to tie his own shoes. He has the actual tying part down, but I’m trying to teach him to do it well, by pulling the laces tight and double knotting.
And, just because I loved the shadows on her face.
Here are a few photos from last Wednesday to today:
He wants his socks off… why?
The boys playing with their new pop-up atlas, recommended by Jillian Burden.
A fire-y sunset from when I was sick.
Tonight’s sunset, which looked like it had been done in beautifully blended oil pastels.
And birds. I like birds.