Monday, March 28, 2011

One last snow day (I hope)

A couple of weeks ago we were enjoying 70 degree weather, playing outside as much as we could, going for walks, and just plain enjoying a taste of spring.  Turns out, that’s all it was, just a taste.  *Sigh*

The last few days it has been cold and snowing off and on.  Not much, just enough to leave a little white stuff on the grass and make everything all wet and muddy again.  My kids don’t understand why we can’t go outside.  They want to go to the park, they want to swing, slide, and go for a walk.  I hear about it all the time.  Poor kids.  Well, now they have decided they want to play in the snow.  I am fine with playing in the snow, except that this snow is so incredibly wet and sloppy, that it’s not really that fun to play in.  Besides that, there isn’t really that much of it to even have fun in and it is cold outside.  Gosh, I love this Nebraska weather!  (Did you catch the sarcasm in that???)

Well, today was another snowy day.  We went to my mom and dad’s this morning, with the plan of staying most of the day and finding something fun for the kids to do.  After we got there, it started snowing like crazy, and it was actually sticking to the ground…alot.  So, we decided to go get ice cream just to get the kids out of the house for a while and then head back home.  It’s only about a 40 minute drive from my parents to our house, but it was snowing pretty good and the roads were kind of slick, so we decided we needed to get home before it got colder and dark.  That decision made for four very unhappy kids.  They were not happy with Lee and I when we got home, and to make matters worse, they had napped on the way home, so we knew they would be up late tonight.  So, what do you do when you have four kids that want are bored, crabby and have lots of energy on a cold, snowy day?  You go outside and play in the snow, of course! 

It was wet.  It was sloppy.  It was pretty darn cold.   But, the kids didn’t mind a bit!  Evidently they really needed to play outside!  They had a great time and played for almost 45 minutes.  Hopefully, this will be our last snow of the year (please, God, please!). 



DSCN3398                                                    Brett DSCN3399                                                      Cooper



Brett showing me his cold hands.  He hates it when his hands get cold!
DSCN3409                              Kaden throwing a snowball at me DSCN3410



                                  Parker refusing to look at me

DSCN3418                             Cooper and Parker hard at workDSCN3419                                  Brett filling up his cup

DSCN3420 DSCN3422The same kid that was freaking out about his cold hands five minutes ago, decided to take his coat off!   DSCN3423   Parker still refusing to look at the camera, but doesn’t she look cute?  DSCN3426   Cooper hanging out on the 4-wheeler DSCN3428 We had a great time playing in the snow, but we are so ready for spring!  I am excited for the day when we can go outside without putting on coats, hats, mittens and boots! 

1 comment:

Beth said...

We got snow this weekend, but it was not even an inch. I can't believe you got that much snow. It is almost April!!
I adore your new header. Those kids are awfully cute. (and it's a nice little glimpse of summer)