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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! 

getting multiples ready to play in the snow

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.

bundling up four boys for the snowsnowball fight eagle creek park

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.

snow trails at eagle creek park winter

     sledding at eagle creek park

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.

building giant snowmen eagle creek park indianapolissnow day at eagle creek park 

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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When It’s 6 Degrees on Your 6th Birthday…

So how do you celebrate a sixth birthday when it’s 6 degrees outside?

road trip to chicago to celebrate 6th birthday

Naturally, drive {north} past the beautiful skyline of Chicago,

  chicago skyline in February clear day    

And to this indoor 84 degree kids’ paradise hotel, called KeyLime Cove. 

key lime cove indoor waterpark birthday party gurnee

And say hello to swim trunks and flip flops for a day or two.

swimming at key lime cove indoor waterpark gurnee il

Where it’s easy to say YES to exploring, staying up late, being silly, creating, and being brave.

key lime cove birthday party craft room

Here’s to making the best of the next 364 days of you being SIX!

celebrating 6th birthday at key lime cove waterpark resort

{*Not sponsored but still highly recommended!  Super clean, super fun,  and super affordable thanks to a Groupon deal + referral credits! }

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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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