February 8, 2010

It's a Marshmallow World

Our weekend: snow.
While we didn't get clobbered like the folks just South of us in Philly, we still got about 6 inches, with another storm headed our way tomorrow, probably dumping another foot on us.
I used to like winter, thinking it to be a time of reflection and focusing inward. And snow is gorgeous. Plus it's prime knitting season. I'm just not so keen on it this year. My reasons:
1. This seems to be the coldest winter in years, and we've been stuck inside for what seems like months.
2. As a homeowner, it's painful to get a heating oil bill tucked into our front door. Hence, our thermostat is set to a chilly 63 degrees, most days.
3. I have a toddler who does not want me to knit when he is awake. Though I did start a shawl for donation to the Prayer Shawl Ministry this weekend (more to come on that later).
4. Snowsuits are a bitch to put on a squirming little boy. Don't even get me started on the boots.
I love how he just chills out in the snow, lying down as if he's on a beach in Hawaii.I'm glad that S enjoys the snow. We went out the last few days, just for about a half an hour. His poor little cheeks were so red, as he thinks that eating snow is the best thing ever. It's nearly impossible to keep his face out of the dirty snow.
He's now in a glasses phase. Last winter, it was the toothbrush phase
but now he wants those glasses on whenever we go out. I'm not complaining, as I've been hoping he'd start wearing them. I hope it just lasts until summer.
Snowy thoughts on a sunny day. At least the sun is shining! Though I miss going to the park and taking walks. Spring, please come soon, no matter what the deal with the Groundhog is.


  1. Wow, that is a lot of snow. Is it super annoying to have to bundle up your kids every time they want to go outside and then deal with all the snow they bring in the house? I live in Arizona, so I haven't dealt with that much. :)


  2. I'm in the same boat as you are and definitely done with the snow. We took advantage of the storm this weekend to take our three skiing. They're 8, 6, and 3 and carrying all of that gear is nothing short of heroic. Still, it was worth it to experience a few bunny hill runs a very rare occurence: fresh Ohio powder!

  3. In Pittsburgh we got 21 inches on Fri/Sat and are expecting about 6-12 tomorrow. I am SOOOOO ready for Spring. Kids had no school and it's possible no school again tomorrow...thinking of going to the movies but depends on guess what...the WEATHER...

  4. Oh my goodness, how cute is he!?
    Those pictures are just so fun and smile envoking!!
    Especially the one where he looks like he's posing on a beach instead of in the snow-Although that one is close with the toothbrush picture. LOL

    Stay warm!!

  5. I hear ya! We got about six inches here in the KC area, and now the temp is plummeting. It's perfect snowman snow, however, so I think I'll go post about the one we made. Thanks for the inspiration! Stay warm!

  6. Hi Katy,

    You got a future campus heartthrob :-) Well I guess everybody is as excited as you are for spring. Hope to see more pictures on your blog. :-)

  7. Ha! That is why only my husband takes my girls out in the snow!! ;)

  8. SoJo is such a cutie! He looks like some ski dude hanging out at the lodge... I wish we could enjoy the weather as much as they do, huh?

  9. Stupid Phil and his "6 more weeks of winter". I guess this gives me a few more months of dreaming about what I want to plant this spring (while 10 months pregnant-- I know, I should stop pretending I'll have a garden this season). ;-)

  10. I've never dealt with that, but I do know I don't like being cold.

  11. Ugh! I am so over snow! But, he sure is cute. :)

    And, stop by my place when you can!

  12. You need sunglasses in the bright sunshine. JDaniel was just complaining about the glare of the sun today.


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