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One Final Snow In St. Louis?

2015 March 4
by Becky

After months of cold, yuck, windy, miserableness, I was about ready to back up and leave for spring break a week or two early. I just can’t take it. New mom hormones mixed with zero fresh air = an insanity plea.

But then we finally had a perfect winter day. Not one where we run from one heated area to another, a giant red RSV sign flashing in my brain as I shield Finn from blistering wind and patiently urge Ethan to “Go faster!!” in his efforts to block the entire sidewalk in speeds slower than molasses.

We had a real, beautiful, snow-glistening in the warm sunshine winter day. Isn’t it fair we get something from this cold weather prison? Ethan certainly thought so.

SnowEating

SnowBalls

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We got a dumping of snow on Saturday night so Sunday was all snow, all day. We were barely able to drag Ethan inside for lunch and a nap, he just wanted to play and play in the 30+ degree temps. Digging, sliding, stomping, throwing, rolling. Stu and I were SO proud—we’ve seen plenty of the 20-minutes-and-I’m-too-cold scenario to get our hopes up too high. He came in dripping, sloshing, caked in snow.

To top it off, everything was absolutely lovely here in the neighborhood.

SnowHouse

SnowRide

It looks overcast in these pics because we were out at like 8:30am. Ethan seriously couldn’t be contained.

This was the day Stu and I decided we want snow pants. Kids in snow pants are invincible and we want in on the fun. It would make building a snowman MUCH easier…crouching over to roll and pack snow is not all that great on the back.

SnowBaby

Hey, I made a picture!

Finn’s been handling this dressing-up-for-the-cold thing very well. While I’d gladly make out with JJCole for the genius that is the BundleMe carseat blanket, allowing me to tote my wee babe around in nothing but a onesie and pants, Finn’s been extremely tolerant of “The Bear”. He gets suited up and lets me tuck his little feet into my coat to watch big brother have a blast in the white stuff.

We loved having Ethan’s buddy over for some front-yard sledding and were excited watching the older neighbor kids run down the sidewalks, visions of the future in our eyes as we think about the dozens of nearby 2 – 5 year olds that will be building sledding ramps together in a few short years. It’s only going to get more fun around here.

In the meantime, Ethan was content to continue his Snowmapalooza with just boring ole Mom and Dad.

“Mom, are you SURE it’s a good idea for me to go down the slide?”
“I PROMISE IT WILL BE AWESOME!”

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SnowSlide

SnowySkies

The fun continued to Monday before things started to get slushy. While I claim to love these days, I won’t miss them. Stu keeps telling me about 60+ temps in the very very near future. If it’s true, don’t expect us to be home.

I can’t wait to complain about the heat in a few months.

5 Responses
  1. March 5, 2015

    Perfect snow day!! I remember you guys sledding on the hills in New Jersey. Those were fun times. Ethan looks so happy and Finn loves everything!!! The neighborhood is gorgeous.

    Soon they will have fun in the sand!!!

  2. March 5, 2015

    My sister has 17″ and counting in central KY today. I’m thinking that might be past the point of fun snow day! :)

    I like to watch the snow from inside, with coffee!
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  3. Linda Johnson permalink
    March 6, 2015

    Love the smiles on everyone’s faces. Nothing like a day of sledding with the family.

    Just a few more days and warmer weather is coming. Suppose to be mid 50’s by weekend and upper 60’s next week.

  4. Vi Spinner permalink
    March 6, 2015

    I remember those days of the boys sledding on the small hill in the back yard. Has Ethan had snow ice cream yet? Yumm!

    • Becky permalink*
      March 8, 2015

      He did! We made it with our neighbors that day. He loved it.

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