To all you Prairie Mamas out there... I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT. Outfitting a squirming child in snow gear has got to be one of the most difficult jobs out there. It's difficult enough to get Caleb dressed in a shirt, pants, and underwear (socks are optional) let alone snow pants, boots, jacket, mitts, hat... wow. Kudos to you all for doing this on a daily basis!
Once we were out there, the fun began!
Turns out the snow wasn't sticky enough for snowman building. Thankfully Caleb wasn't too disappointed. Maybe a post-nap snowman building session will work out for us.
I took a brief break from playing in the snow to laugh at 2 of my neighbors. They have both been outside ALL morning shoveling their driveways. I laugh for 2 reasons:
A. There's only a few inches of snow out there. Your car will make it out. You are not snowed into your driveway. Not yet anyways.
B. The snow will likely be gone by 8 pm tonight.
I guess they were itching to try out their still brand new hardly used snow shovels!
**UPDATE! It is now almost 7 pm-- snow's still here and my car is submerged. Look who's laughing now? Do you think Canadian Tire still has snow shovels in stock? **
Snow angels were not the smashing success I had anticipated. Turns out Caleb doesn't like it when snowflakes land on his face. What an angelic little boy I have.
Time to head back inside! Caleb's not actually crying here-- this is his "smile for the camera" face. Again, so angelic, I know.
One last thing-- I need a winter jacket for Caleb as we'll be heading to the prairies for Christmas! It needs to be cheap since it won't see a lot of action here on the west coast and likely won't fit him next year... any suggestions on where to look? Prairie Mamas... help me out!