Some photos from our snowy excursion to the park yesterday. Excuse the snowflakes on the lens - the snow was coming down fast and furious! The park was fairly empty - a few people walking dogs and way off at a hill - some kids sliding. And boy! did we ever have FUN! Little Boy rolled and rolled in the snow (I pull his hat down over a scarf to keep the snow off the back of his neck). We tried making snow angels, but after about 3 - he decided that he didn't like the snow falling on his face so we were back to rolling - much better just to smear your own face into the snow than having snowflakes randomly fall on you, right? A 2 year olds logic! He tried his hand at throwing a few snowballs at Momma, but thought it was more fun for me to try to hit him as he ran and ducked and screamed - a regular moving target. But the real fun was squashing Momma's snowmen. I made tons of them - all especially for squashing. Nothing huge - just a few big snowballs stacked on top of each other - up to about his waist - ah, the perfect size for falling on and squashing!
We stayed at the park for a record 45 minutes - basically until our mittens were wet through, came home for a hot lunch, and then the Little Darling took a 3 hour nap. Aha - now you know my secret of how I get so much done with a toddler underfoot - I tucker him out with lots of fresh air and exercise and he almost always sleeps at least 2 hours, sometimes 3 in the afternoon. Grin!
As nice as that snow looks, I still think it is 100 times easier to go to the beach - a bathing suit. How simple can that be? (OK, I won't mention the beach wagon full of toys, coolers, sunscreen, umbrella, towels, etc.) But seriously, do you know how many layers he is wearing? It is a wonder he can move at all. No wonder he needed a 3 hour nap to recooperate!
And today - warm enough (but don't be mistaken - it is still cold) for all that snow to be just about gone now. Good thing we ran right out yesterday and enjoyed it while it was here.