Up until last month, getting my kids outdoors in anything less than ideal weather was a chore. But this winter has dragged on, and on, and on (our yard still looks like this, even as I see that the children of fellow bloggers in other parts of the country run about in t-shirts and shorts and summer dresses…). And, finally, all three children have learned to embrace the cold!
Can you believe that Mike chipped the massive blocks of ice that the kids used to build their ice fort off of our roof last Sunday?!
Lily says, “Thanks, Dada! I love you!”
All three kids even insisted in going out in a recent ice rain storm – and had a blast! Johnny especially enjoyed throwing snowballs at the house…
And Emma reveled in the waterproof benefits of wearing a “noisy” coat for once!
Lily deserves the credit for this sudden change of heart. My outdoors-loving sweetie loves to go out first thing in the morning, regardless of temperature, rain, sleet, or snow – and she’s getting better and better at convincing Emma and Johnny to come along!