Snowy Day


I'm not a huge fan of winter.  I've never been really good at ice skating or skiing.  I've never been particularly good at building snowmen either.  Since "enjoying" the snow doesn't come easily for me, and I don't like shoveling or driving in it, I'm usually pretty happy when the forecast calls for an uneventful week--no snow, no sleet, no ice.

However, I don't want my opinion to rub onto Little Lewie.  For the past week, he's been practically praying for snow.  Everyday he asks me if it's snowing outside, and then, out of nowhere, he created a little song he likes to sing in the car.  It goes something like this:

          "Snow day.  Snow day.  Snow day."
          "It's snowing.  It's snowing today.  It's snowing."

His wishful thinking (or wishful chanting) seems to have worked because this weekend our snowless cycle was broken, and we picked up a good 6 to 7 inches.  It also changed my mood.  Instead of grunting under my breath about having to shovel the sidewalks or pay someone to plow our driveway, I, instead, couldn't wait to put on our snowsuits and prance in it.  After all, we don't have to go anywhere since it's the weekend.

I brought our cheap plastic sled out, and Lewie and I spent hours chuckling like school kids as we glided, plopped, and sometimes landed face-first into the snow.  Sometimes the sled managed to go down the hill without us, which prompted us to belly laugh so hard that I thought I was going to pee my pants.

Kids--it's amazing the fun they bring into our lives.  "Thanks for reminding me of how much fun a "snow day" can be Little Lewie.  I can't wait to enjoy it all over again tomorrow!"

The permanent grin on Lewie's face since he found out we had snow!

Warming up with hot chocolate and eagerly waiting for some marshmallows.
Do you enjoy playing in the snow?


  1. I agree. I'm usually complaining about the snow because it makes it so difficult to get around (I almost refuse to drive in it) but my son was so excited, that I had a hard time not being excited too. =)

  2. I wanna play in the snow :( Boo. Our weather is in the 70's and HUMID and STICKY...argh!
    Looks like SNOW much fun!!! LOL

  3. Precious pictures! I have enjoyed sledding with my boy, but I also particularly enjoy when my husband takes him out to play in the snow and I get a little alone time in the house!

  4. Looks like he had a fun time! Some of my favorite memories with my siblings is in the snow, building forts and having fun.

  5. Oh that is awesome! We didn't get into any sledding yet. Nate might lose his mind with excitement, haha :) It'so amazing to get to feel the joy over the little things again through the boys. Such a blessing. Oh, and glad Lewie likes hot chocolate. I tried to use it to bribe Nate in from the snow and even that didn't work!

  6. What a perfect sounding snow day! We have only gone out to play in little bursts, and John isn't quite sure how to play in the snow yet... we need a good blizzard to really show him how it's done :) Love the picture of Lewie grinning in that cute hat!

  7. We love the snow! We were up in Vermont when it finally came here to Connecticut. I can't believe that it is all melted already. However, we did get to go sledding after school yesterday. We had so much fun and of course hot cocoa after. I hope you are doing well my friend! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  8. So jealous right now. But Little Lewie's grin is contagious. So even though I am grumpy that our temps haven't even dipped into the 40s during the day, I will say that it looks like so much fun there! Kids are amazing, I completely agree. They can take the most boring/difficult task and make it funny. And goodness knows those are memories that will stay with you forever.


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