Thursday, March 13, 2014

Might as Well Enjoy it While it's Here


There's our snow from yesterday. It sure is pretty, but you can see it sure was plentiful too. The kids in our city were off of school, so that meant it was a play day for us. :) I have noticed, however, that the longer winter stretches on, the less participants I have volunteering for outside play.

Seriously, when did my child get so big???
Last year he couldn't even carry this sled.
My youngest son though, is always up for it, especially if there's snow.

I'm not sure if sliding down the hill, or running up it is more fun for little man: He laughs equally hard at both.

He's getting pretty good at it too, and doesn't even mind the wipe outs.

Going down the hill on his stomach.
Yesterday, he even opted for trying some tricks on his own (first time ever).

Oops, not so much steering control for him on the saucer.
Then he got really brave and wanted to try to go down the hill on the saucer I was using (which is faster).  It was harder for him to steer, and he kept going right for the fence. ;)

No big deal though, we just switched him back to the green sled and all was well in the world again. :)

I'm with those who are championing Spring, but...if the snow is out there anyway, and you've got a day off, might as well get out there and play. :)

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  1. I have to agree - the kids love it, so we might as well make the best of it. We'll be complaining about the heat before we know it ;)

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    1. Every day at the school I hear kids talking about how great the snow is, and parents grimacing in reply. ;)

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  2. Hi Rosey - so pleased you're encouraging all to go outside and play - your youngest certainly looks like he's having loads of fun - and that is some deep snow.

    A year ago we were smothered in snow .. this year it's blissfully balmy .. cold at night and early morning .. and just gently warming up now - with the sun out - mind you thick fog prevails inland ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Fog is hard to drive in. I do love that you have sunshine!! We've seen it a couple of days in the last couple of weeks and it really does cheer you right up.

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  3. That looks so fun I want to go sledding.

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  4. We still have tons of snow here to Rosey ! I am sure your Son would love one of our Aussie to run alongside that toboggan with him :) ... should be doing a blog post for them later today I hope.

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    1. I'm sure you're right and my son would get a huge kick out of one of your beauties running beside the sled. :)

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  5. My kids will go out and play in snow no matter what too. I am thanking god though that we didn't get the snow that was predicted for today. It got cold again, but no snow.

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    1. It was negative five this morning when I went out. It felt it too.

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  6. Looks like such a grand ole time!! I wanna go sledding and make snow angels and build snowmen and have hot cocoa afterwards!

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    1. Ever the winter optimist. :) And all of those things you said really are fun. :)

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  7. That looks like a lot of snow! Glad he was able to enjoy it.

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    1. The beauty of kids, they make us remember the things we tend to grumble about can really be fun. :)

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  8. That looks like fun! I love the snow when you can get outside and enjoy it. My kids have a blast, the deeper the better in their eyes, lol.
    Angel

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    1. It is nice when it's not so cold that you can actually get out there and play. My kids think like yours, the more snow, the better. ;)

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  9. Your little guy looks SO joyful! I remember my favourite ski run as a kid...down a hill, over a little 'crick' and a fence....such fun and I felt like I was flying! Is it bad that I giggled when my brothers would try the run and invariably land in the creek or face-first in the fence?

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    1. Nope, it's not bad, it's funny. :)
      My daughter laughs when she can do something her big, tough brothers can't do too. ;)

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  10. Aw, so many people had snow days yesterday, it's crazy! I am glad that at least one of the kiddos enjoyed playing in the snow! :)

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    1. We wanted to go back out, but it got too cold. Good thing we took advantage of it when we did. :)

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  11. Looks like he had a blast! My daughter is hoping we get another snow before the winter is over so she can go sledding again. I'm kind of hoping we don't though!

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    1. It's funny how much the kids love this stuff, isn't it? :) I'd like to get a good snowman built before it all goes away, but I won't cry if we don't. ;)

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  12. I live in So Cal where it doesn't snow unless you live in the mountains. It sure does look pretty though. How fun to have a play day.

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    1. Ah, So. Cal.: One of the top spots to live in the world for great weather. I just read that not long ago. :)

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  13. Nice to see you kid playing in snow!

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  14. The snow is pretty but I wish it would only last about a week :) So glad to see your son enjoying himself, brings back many good childhood memories. Back in the day when everyone was outside playing.

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    1. I never minded the snow when I was little. My friends and I would stay out there for hours making snow forts. Then I got to be a teen, moved to FL. for 18 years, and that was all she wrote. I became a warm-weather luva' :) I guess it's harder to appreciate it when you have to drive in it, and such. ;)

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  15. It snowed here yesterday too but not nearly that much! It was rainy and yucky and today it's COLD!! He looks like he's having so much fun!

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    1. It's cold here now too. Really cold!

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  16. I love the bravery of kids. I would love a snow day like that.. we get ice! BUT then again.. I only like 2-3 days of snow... not what some states get. I like small doses.

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  17. I want some of that snow!
    The prolonged drought we're facing is driving me crazy. Love the pics, Rosey!

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    1. I hope you get some well needed rain soon!

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  18. Rosey, you have a positive attitude and that's wonderful! Guess I should make the best of it too! :) But it ain't easy trudging out to that chicken coop in the snow and cold! Ugg!

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    1. My beef is the early morning school drive when the roads are still icy. Makes me nervous.

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  19. Thankfully we got all of that, just as rain and not snow haha I'm surprised I'm not dead from sledding, we used to do it on a hill with tree stumps, rocks, telephone poles at the end and a dog that like to yank us off haha

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    1. Seriously, I can relate, except for about the dog. Ours was too little to go out in the snow and play. I bet the dog just made it more fun. :)

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  20. They are enjoying the new snow ~ great photos ~ Snow is winding down now in MA ~ so ready for Spring ~ hugs to all ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Your sweet little doggie looked like she was braving the weather well in her cute winter coat. :)

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  21. It sure is beautiful, but wow that's a lotta snow!!! I wonder if this is the last cold snap. It was 70 here yesterday - today 30ish degrees colder.

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    1. 70? *sigh* I feel wistful all of the sudden. ;)

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  22. You have such a great attitude about this. I have forbidden anymore snow. Luckily we already had our little March skiff and hopefully that's all we get until December. It does look like a lot of fun!

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    1. We got to see some land (instead of just all snow) last week when it temporarily warmed up a bit. Makes me remember Spring's coming. :)

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  23. I wish we still had fluff here. The boys love it. Unfortunately now we have ice and rain mixed in so no more playing. Just tons of cursing while we try to drive!

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  24. The snow is beautiful, but I think it was even more beautiful in December and January. We're on Spring Break this week, and I think I'm over wanting the snow we never really got. Where are you?

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    1. I see, Michigan. You must be close to my daughter who is in Ann Arbor. She too wants to go into higher education and currently holds a fellowship/job at the University of Michigan.

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    2. That's an amazing school to hold a fellowship/job with...I see them cited more in research than I do most any other school.

      That being said, my Masters is from MSU...which makes me a natural frenemy of UM. ;)

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  25. You mentioned this hill the other day. You're right it's great for sledding. It's spring around here and next Sunday and Mondays it's expected to be in the 80s. What a difference in temperatures and weather.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. I'm an 80s girl at heart, Sandee. ;)

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  26. I've never gone sledding, but it looks fun! Enjoy the cool weather while you can. It will be HOT before you know it!

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    1. We usually do have a stretch of hot in the summer. Last year though, was such a mild summer. There were not many hot days at all. It was nice. The downside though, is our winter was just brutal this year.

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  27. I agree, if there is still snow why not go outside and enjoy it! It looks like your little boy had a lot of fun playing in the snow.

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    1. That child loves snow. :) I love seeing him happy. ;)

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  28. Sorry - I'm past enjoying it lol - way past it - but loved seeing the photos of your son having fun.
    It made me wonder at what age exactly do we start hating it after a month or so? Children are such a lesson to us in so many ways - least of all living for the moment!
    Great post Rosie - but I'm still sick of winter LMHO
    xoxo

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    1. Kids do live for the moment, you're totally right. It's nice. :)

      Then we grow up and have to drive in it/work in it/what-have-you. ;)

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  29. We got hit with more of that junk ourselves, but my girls refuse to go out in it. If we had a hill like yours though, that might be a different story. Sadly, there aren't any around here that are worth while when the snow hits :(

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    1. We go to the great big hill in the next town over sometimes, but this is so much nicer because if we get cold, we just go inside. :)

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  30. You're SO right; Enjoy it while you can, make the most of it. Looks like a BLAST!!

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    1. I had to drag him in when he started looking like a popsicle. That boy loves the snow! :)

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  31. You have to admire kids and the way the make the best of any weather condition. I use to enjoy winter in the north by looking out the window and not being in it.

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    1. I think you're right, my son loves sun, rain, snow...pretty easy going, he is. ;)

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  32. I love the snow for the first month of winter and then I'm over it. I know the kids never get tired of it though! Looks like they had a blast!

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    1. It was fun. My little one even likes to shovel. My teen used to love the snow. That is now no longer true. :)

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  33. This year, we did not hardly get any snow and it made me so sad to see how everyone else in the whole country was getting it but us! This is the first year were we got nada :( LUCKY you!!!! :)

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    1. Last summer was the first really mild summer I've ever been a part of and we've lived here almost 7 years now. I was surprised. This is also the worst winter I've been a part of... wonder if they're related.

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  34. I totally slacked this winter and didn't do much of anything! Thanks for the inspiration! We still have a little snow, I need to get out and enjoy it before its gone!

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    1. I still have a snowman to build on our list of winter things to do. It's gotten cold again now though, so we have to wait a bit for it to warm back up.

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  35. Goodness, that is a lot of snow! Holy cow. I'm sorry, but I laughed a little at the photo of him heading towards the fence! I hope he didn't get hurt! And don't tell him I laughed haha ;)

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    1. Oh my gosh, you and I would have made quite the pair watching. I was roaring with laughter over it!!!

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  36. Hey I love it - when live hands you lemons make lemonade! He's a cutie! sandie

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    1. Snow cones? hehehe :)

      Thanks, Sandie!

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  37. I enjoyed the snow days when we had them. I'm SO ready for spring, though! It was 72 on Tuesday and it was in the 20s this morning (with a dusting of snow.)

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    1. That's quite the fluctuation in temperatures!!

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  38. I'm glad you made the best of it. I'm SO over this winter. Two weeks until Spring!

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    1. Spring Break this year is going to entail snow in a lot of places, lol.

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  39. We just got a snow like this too - and it was just as pretty on the trees... but yeah. I'm over the snow haha. Looks like your son had a good time though!

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    1. Snow does look so pretty on the trees. Beautiful scenery.

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  40. Love it - and play time is toooo short. Get in while you can!

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    1. I agree, play time is way too short.

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  41. I'd rather have snow than the arctic wind we've got going today. My kids love sledding.

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    1. I have a like/hate relationship with snow. I do love sledding though. :)

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  42. I wish I could like this post- ha ha! I am sick and tired of snow! We live in Michigan and we've had a snow storm every single week since December. Your kids are super cute tho!

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    1. We're in Michigan too. Going on my 7th year, and this is the worst winter I've seen since moving here.

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  43. I agree, if it's out there take advantage of it. Looks like a fun day, thank you for sharing.

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  44. My son would love that too! Looks like a lot of fun! I think you have the right idea: embrace and enjoy it. Spring will come!!!

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    1. It will, we're seeing signs of it here and there (they just keep getting snowed on, hahahaha). :)

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  45. Oh, it's so pretty but I'm definitely ready for it to be gone! Spring, where are you?

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    1. Very easy to relate to words, on all accounts. :)

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  46. It was 55 yesterday and I had my window open! Today 3 inches of snow..at this point I am not enjoying it!! LOL

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    1. It's warming up today. I might even get to go break up some of the ice out on the exterior of the house, woot!

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  47. We were in the 70's yesterday and then calling for snow again tomorrow! Crazy!!

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  48. Yeah, you might as well ;)

    It's all so pretty! I must have told you often, but I really, really miss snowy winter days.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  49. Playing outside in the cold? What are you doing to your child?
    It looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. That child loves the snow. :) If he starts getting bored, I just say, 'who wants to go outside and play?' and he's running to get his coat before he can even say yes. :)

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  50. The snow looks so much prettier in your pictures than it does in our yard. I am so tired of snow! I wish I had your son's enthusiasm for the snow!!

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    1. hahaa, he does have enough enthusiasm for all of us. :)

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  51. The snow's almost completely melted over here. Yay, some semblance of Spring.

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    1. We're seeing signs of it here and there too. :) Hard to tell in those pictures, I know. :)

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  52. I would love to go in the snow with my boys. Looks like you all had a great time. I am so jealous

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    1. It's only fun when it's not too cold. We got lucky that day. ;)

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  53. I don't think I have enjoyed snow since I was a child but I do remember a time I took my oldest sliding on the big hill in the city, we laughed so hard going up and down... I was having so much fun until I realized I had a snow burn on my arm where the snow literally took the skin off... it was a good day though :) Have a great weekend Rosey:)

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    1. I didn't even know that could happen, Launna. :(

      You have a good weekend too!

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  54. At this point even my kids are tired of the snow. We're finally starting to see our lawn again - but I hear more snow is on the way for St. Patrick's Day. Ugh!

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    1. We saw our lawn in bits and pieces for a couple of days, and then more snow came. ;)

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  55. Sigh. We're so tired of snow too. We got rain not snow this week but with that and the wind and temps dropping to 7, we have ice yards right now.
    Spring IS coming, right?

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    1. It is coming. :) We've had an ice yard this year too.

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  56. It looks like it was a fun day in the snow for your family. Our family is quite sick of the snow

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    1. The older the kids get, the less they like it. Little man though, still loves it!! :)

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  57. UGh I'm so over winter. LOL It's almost spring. The birds were out singing away this morning.

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  58. You got quite a bit more snow than we did. It is suppose to go up into the 50s today and then snow again Monday. UGH!!

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    1. I saw the sun peeking out of the clouds a little today. I love it, it makes me feel peppy. :)

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  59. I can't wait for camping season.

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    1. I'm more of a glamper. ;) I saw that term today and it made me laugh. :)

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  60. I wish that we lived in an area where we could get snow like that to go sledding and build snowmen. Right now all we seem to get is cold weather and ice lol

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    1. All of that beautiful snow melted today. Well, not all of it, but a lot of it. Wonder if we'll get more. It's amazing we're not all sick the way the weather's been fluctuating. Knock on wood we're not. ;)

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  61. Awe what fun! We havent got to go sledding at all this year.

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    1. We haven't built our annual snowman! :)

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  62. When I was young, I LOVED the snow. I could spend every day in it and be totally happy. These days, I dream of summer all year long...

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    1. I remember loving snow when I was a kid too. :)

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  63. So pretty! We haven't had any snow here in Seattle this year - miss it!!

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  64. I am trying very hard not to be jealous. :) We usually get snow every year, and we only had one real snowfall. :( Enjoy every moment! Your pictures look amazing.

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    1. We have fun in it when it's not too cold. I will admit that freely. But I do miss living in a warm state, just because driving in it when it's bad makes me nervous. :)

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  65. Is the snow starting to melt now? You boy is so cute having fun out in the snow! Gosh that is a lot of snow at your house. Our snow has melted now. I am glad, and it has warmed up. Spring is coming, I hope you are glad to get out of winter!!

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    1. We can see grass today. There's still snow, but we can see the street and the grass. Spring's def. coming. :)

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  66. Kids are always up for fun :)
    Sometimes parents hinder..... so maybe that's why no one really want to be out anymore...
    My son is like your son. He begs for snow. He would LOVE all of that fun right there.

    And yes your little man is really growing up!

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    1. Isn't he getting big, Colette?!?! I bet you're going through the same too. It's fun watching them grow, but it's going way too fast!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. Aww, he looks like he is enjoying himself! My son would love sledding too.

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    1. He's a sweetheart. It's a good thing we got that day in because today we're looking at more grass than I've seen since last year. The sun's even out. :)

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  68. Awe -
    I wish we lived near one another... He and Broxton would have a BLAST

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    1. They would, Noelle. They're the perfect age to be buds. :)

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  69. (Might as Well Enjoy it While it's Here) Oh, my goodness, I am glad you are enjoying the snowy weather. Here in northern Illinois we had almost a total of 70 inches of snow this past winter. We are so ready for Spring to come and visit us finally!

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    1. I wonder how much we had collectively. I'm not looking. ;) :)

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  70. What a great attitude to have. I'm so ready for spring - I think that the weather going from 70 to snow in a matter of 24 hours is making it seem worse! Gets my hopes up and then....winter again! :)

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    1. That's good catch-a-cold weather too. ;)

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  71. My kids were so excited for all of the snow, in the beginning. Now even they are sick of it.

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    1. The older kids are sick of it here. The younger one loves it. :)

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