After a huge dump of snow last weekend, we have been seeing the weather warm up here this week; it’s finally reaching positive temperatures again! The family and I have been taking advantage of this warm weather and getting out in the snow before it all melts away, which will be bitter sweet, because as much as I love the springtime, this much snow melting all at once will mean a big muddy mess in our yard. So for now, we are enjoying the snow that we have, as it is.
We are fortunate enough to live right next to a park with a hill which means we are walking distance to afternoons of tobogganing. My youngest, who for whatever reason I thought would not enjoy sledding (maybe because for the first three months of winter she hated being in the snow), actually loves sliding down the hill and playing with the kids in the snow. My preschooler also enjoys sledding and I’m sure if it were up to the girls, they would stay there all day.
This afternoon, our neighbours asked to bring the girls to the park and the kids all played together, sledding, playing on the jungle gym, and building snow forts - and I got to stand back with my husband and watch the kids socialize on their own, while the older kids helped them with the sleds and carried my girls on their laps as they flew down the hill together. I will admit that I was slightly on edge watching my babies sliding down a hill the first time at what in my mama-bear mind seemed like 80 kph, but they were in good hands, I was close by, and the girls were having so much fun!
I’m sure we will be out in the snow several times again this week before it all melts away. For now, I am going to relax with my husband, enjoy a cup of tea, and mentally prepare for what I am certain will be another crazy, wonderful week ahead.