well, the big and much anticipated blizzard named juno wasn’t as epic as expected, and i’m a little bit bummed about it. josh took the kids to soccer practice bright and early yesterday morning while the flurries were still beautiful and white and really coming down, but by the time i got outside in the afternoon, a lot of it had melted. most of the city was still shut down though, and we made sure to make our way to central park and enjoy some sledding together before the snow got too dirty.
sledding was exciting and fun for about twenty minutes, and then samson realized his hands were cold. he does this every time we go out in winter weather, refusing his snow mittens and insisting on either wearing cotton knit mittens (that get wet fast) or no mittens at all. i keep hoping it’s one of those things where he’ll realize on his own that he really needs to listen and put on his snow mittens, but every time i try to explain, he still refuses. (any helpful ideas here?) life with a 2 1/2 year old boy is really testing my patience right now. i have to take a lot of deep breaths these days, but i love him so much it hurts. anyway, besides the hands being cold fiasco, sledding was such a good time! (here’s a video of e and s coming down the hill!) it was the first time we have gone sledding as a family. i think it will remain special in that way.
a few more iPhone photos from the day…
we made pancakes and bacon for a late breakfast after soccer. i hated bacon while i was pregnant so it was nice to get to have it today and enjoy it. i was starting to think towards the end of my pregnancy that i might never like that stuff again. and that’s just sad.
conrad looked so sweet after i nursed him on the couch and set him down that i had to snap a quick picture. how is he six weeks old already?
the snow came down in the most beautiful and big flakes on monday evening. here’s a little video i caught of the flurries.
during these long days where we spend most of our time inside with the snow, there is a lot of play-doh messes in the nursery and baby talking to conrad going on to get him to smile. he’s at the precious six week mark where he can focus on our faces and voices now when we’re close to him and smiles so big when we talk and sing to him as he’s looking at us. it is making eleanor and samson’s day every time he grins for them! i need to get some video of it. it’s just so so special to see these three interact together.
three of my four kids. just kidding! but sometimes i think josh is having just as much fun or more fun than E and S with things like this. which isn’t a bad thing, i’m glad he’s such a playful dad. it’s really fun to see him so energetic and excited about things like pulling his kids up the snow hill!
this sweet girl had the best time.
conrad stayed nice and bundled inside the carrier for the afternoon.
i felt terrible that samson’s hands were so cold as we headed home. so we stopped to get hot chocolate at shake shack which turned into dinner at shake shack! don’t mind if we do!
and here’s a fun picture samson took of josh and me at the table when josh was reaching for the iPhone to point it up higher at our faces. oh, memories.
hope you stayed safe and warm during the storm, and here’s to hoping for a few more days full of crazy snow this winter!