Throwback Thursday – Snow Day

Hi and Happy Thursday.  Today, January 25, I wanted to post a Throwback Thursday photo of Ian playing in the snow.  He was about 2 years old when this was taken.  He loved the snow and playing in it then and still does today.

We had a few snow days recently and had time to play in the snow, throw snowballs, and take a walk.  It was wonderful and just as precious as the day of this photo. We have been blessed by this wonderful soul who continues to amaze us each year.  We continue to be thankful for our family.

Today I am also thankful for:

  • Snow days with nowhere to have to be
  • Hot chocolate and giggles after playing in the snow
  • Toast with avocado for breakfast
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
  • Movies at home on the couch
  • Days in pajamas and no makeup
  • Messy hair and extra cuddles
  • Working at home
  • Hot tea, hot coffee, and hot chocolate
  • Reading a favorite new book in three days
  • Library books
  • Family photos and memories
  • Time with friends and family
  • Laughter with loved ones
  • Walks home from school
  • Time to play
  • Time to relax
  • An active imagination
  • The wonder of childhood
  • The blessings of childhood
  • My family who taught me about respect, love, and kindness
  • Songs we love to sing
  • The love of learning and discovery

Hope you have a great day!  Hope you have time with your loved ones and stay healthy!  We know a lot of sickness is going around so we pray for health, rest, and quick recoveries.

Snow Day In February

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERALet It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow… and it did.  I’m dreaming of a white Valentine’s Day – well almost.  My sister-in-law came up with that and it is perfect for today.  Hi and Happy Thursday.  We have had a super busy day today.  Snow days are fun, you know?

Last night before I went to bed we found out that Ian would be out of school. I then fell asleep on the couch and when I woke up a few hours later, the power was out.  Thankfully it came back on pretty soon.

This morning I went out and took some pictures of the neighborhood of all the snow — we had about 6 inches.  It was lovely.  Then later in the morning we went outside to play. We spent 2 1/2 hours out in it.  Thankfully it wasn’t super cold.  Then again, we were both seriously bundled up.

We had so much fun!  Ian has seen snow now this winter for the second time and enjoyed being out in it both time.  We made a snowman, a snow tower, shoveled some snow, made snow angels, had a snowball fight, played with the neighbors on their igloo, and had a snowball fight.

We then came in and made snow cream which Ian loved.  And, we had lunch and our hot chocolate.  Good times!  Here are a few photos from our day of fun in the snow.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Snow Day – Part 2

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERARight after I finished my lunch, Ian said he was ready to go outside and play in the snow.  He stayed in his warm and footed pajamas, then put on his two coats, gloves, and boots.  He was determined and a man on a mission.

The snow didn’t pack very well so we couldn’t make a snowman.  But we had plenty to keep us busy.

Ian got out his big wheel motorcycle and made circles in the snow, and made a snow angel.  We also shoveled the driveway and played in the snow a little bit.  And, we kicked a “snow ball,” as Ian called a beach ball.

It was a fun time. Unfortunately, by the time we went outside, a lot of the snow had already melted.  The sun is amazing for that.  I hope you enjoy our adventures in the snow.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

Throwback Thursday – Fun in the Snow

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHi and Happy Thursday.  Today is throwback Thursday.

For today’s photo I decided to include a photo from when Ian was 2 years 3 months old.  We had snow in the neighborhood and went out to play in it.  Kirk drew Ian’s name in the snow with his foot.

Isn’t Ian a cutie?  My short and sweet little guy.  He was bundled up to play and have fun in the snow for a little while.  He was so excited and had never been in snow before.

Since then he has played in the snow a few more times but we haven’t seen much in his lifetime.  I am curious about what this year will bring.  Perhaps a chance for him to play in the snow again.

At the beginning of this week we had a dusting of snow but it has been steadily getting warmer as the week goes on.  It was way too cold and not enough snow to play in it this week.

I wonder when the next snowfall will be?  Will Ian get out of school?  Will it be okay to get out and play in?  Can’t wait to find out!