This morning we woke to an additional 12 inches of snow! This winter is quickly becoming a record year for snow. December started out cold/wet with lots of rain and very little snow, but it finished strong with 8 inches of snow.
Winter in our home means soup, warm fires, and lots of snow shredding. A few years ago I bought an older snowmobile so the kids could pull each other on sleds. If I keep that snowmobile fueled up, the kids will be outside for hours. It makes me smile when I come home from work and find snow clothes piled on the porch. I know that my kids have been outside and not in front of the TV all day.
This year was Wil’s second time experiencing snow and it went surprisingly better than last year. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that he is walking better than last year, but this year we couldn’t get him out of the snow. We started him out on the dry concrete next to the snow and I think it helped him feel more stable before moving into the white fluffy stuff. He gradually moved into the snow and once he found out you could eat the stuff, it was game over. Next weekend we are planning on venturing up to the sledding park. I’m excited/nervous to see his reaction to sledding.