67 minutes of putting on all the under layers, coats, hats, mittens, thick wool socks and then snow boots. out the door, someone needs to potty. back in the door. take off all the layers. and then back on. 12 minute lag in the lobby of our apartment building because someone’s snow boot feels funny and it’s bothering them something crazy. 3 minutes of trying to bribe a toddler to keep the snow mittens on. another 2 minutes now with the hat.
we manage to successfully conquer 22 minutes of play outside in the snow.
but the 22 minutes are worth all the minutes beforehand of preparation that almost drove me mad. so worth it. possibly my favorite 22 minutes of our day. and probably the kiddos, too.
we’d talked about trying to make it to the park to sled. or maybe a few blocks further downtown to sister’s apartment. but they are content on the street corner forming snowballs and writing their names in the fresh powder and catching a few flakes on their faces while making snow angels. papa brings the big slr camera and because he is skilled, it manages to remain in good condition despite the wet storm around us. (thank you so much, josh.)
we watch the snow fall from our apartment windows during the remainder of our day. we’re several floors up, so the snow is whirling and twirling and dancing like crazy so high in the air against the wind. it’s magical to watch, and conrad keeps pointing outside and saying “doh”, which means “snow” incase you don’t speak conrad.
all i know is, even when we know it’ll turn to grey slush with a side of scary ice that is difficult to walk in come tomorrow, we wait all year for these storms. because once we’ve conquered making it out the front door with all three little ones successfully bundled, nothing beats feeling like a kid again along side them, with a bustling city we get to call home around us.
if you were in the city on saturday, hope you enjoyed the snow as well! and hope you are staying safe in the slush and ice that has taken its place since! happy january, guys!
this lipstick in shade lust for blush
the kids snowsuits are from here