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Scenes from a Snowy December Weekend…

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Friday brought us our first snowfall of the season, which came as no disappointment to four six-year-olds. We had a great day staying warm inside doing our school work, putting together puzzles (they are on a puzzle kick lately), and watching The Grinch.  I had discovered earlier that day that we only had 2 pairs of snow pants that fit from the previous year, so we had to put our snow activities on hold.  Instead they wore their sock hats inside all day.

I went shopping later that evening and found 2 pairs already marked 70% off, and Henry and Brooks were dressed before I could even pull the tags off.

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Who says 8:30 is too late to go play in the snowy backyard? We found these kid-sized shovels for $5 and they are quite the hit! Brad is getting excited at the thought of his shoveling days being numbered.

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The next morning we braved the cold morning at Eagle Creek to take our Christmas card picture. We’re running a little late on getting our cards out, but bonus SNOW pictures! 

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We told the boys for their eager cooperation they would be rewarded with a peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks to warm them back up.

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Such grown up Dudes sipping their drinks, and hanging with the Saturday morning crowd!

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After their morning Cuppa’Mint, we went home to bundle up for the sledding hill. (Have I mentioned that getting them ready to play in the snow is SOOOOOOO MUCH easier this year?  We’ve cut getting ready time by about 20 minutes!!! Makes Saying YES to the Snow Days all the more worth it! ) 

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The sledding hill did not disappoint – so fun that even Brad and I couldn’t resist a few slides down to the bottom.  After that we headed to Covington Grandpa and Grandma’s to help them decorate their tree, which was a joy for all of us. Why didn’t I take any pictures???!!! 

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And Sunday we did church and hunkered down inside to watch our Colts struggle again, catch up on the extra laundry, and play with LEGOS. Never to old to create, right?  

So that was our snowy December weekend…how was YOURS? Did you decorate for Christmas, work on Christmas cards, play in the snow, make Christmas treats? 

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Saying “Yes” to Snow Days

I always question myself in the twenty minute madness. Will this be worth it?  The coats, the hats, the boots, the snow pants, the mittens, the layers…it’s a task to bundle up four.

Without fail, someone puts on boots before putting on snow pants.  And the next one has mittens on and can’t put on his boots. And help us all if I forgot to ask them to go to the bathroom first! 

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But we both look at each other knowingly. This is probably winter’s last hoorah, and we’ll soon welcome spring with gladness.  There are tasks that can wait, things that can be put off for an hour or two… we have this moment together before it melts away.

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The quietness of the white-painted tress, the deer that crossed the path, the rosy cheeks and cold noses, the mittened hands that learned to roll snowmen, a quick gentle kiss in the midst of the winter wonderland – these are the memories I slip deep in my pocket. Yet the majesty of God’s handiwork is what took my breath away.

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We were alone in the snowy wonderland, just the six of us. Well, ten if you count the snowmen.  It was a  private party to celebrate winter weather. Yes, even in March.

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Was it messy?  Was it a lot to put away? Was it an interruption to our schedule? Indeed.

Was it worth saying “yes” to?  Without a doubt.

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Born Together. Sled Together.

Sledding with Multiples

Speaking of SNOW… this year has been the best sledding year on record for our boys. Our church is home to the “sledding hill” of our community, and this snow it turned into a pure sheet of ice from all of the traffic.

Five year old legs certainly can climb the sledding hill better than four year or three year old legs!  {Phew!!!} Watching from the top of the hill is much better than lugging 1 or 2 up the hill! Although I’m not sure it burnt as many  hot chocolate and marshmallow calories that I might have later consumed in bulk.

And of course, there’s a favorite way for our multiples to go down the hill – simultaneously of course!  Born together, Sled together. 

Or something like that…

 

What outdoor winter activities do you enjoy with your kids?

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