Someone said to me: "If we've got to have winter, we might as well have snow." As a hater of this season, I do understand that statement. So, out we go into the snow.
Our front yard is a bit of a hill, so it's perfect for little sleds. You'll notice in the above picture that Sebastian has decided to go down backwards. Little thrill seeker!
Up they go again.
Just kidding. Matthew actually did this on purpose. This time I didn't just snap a picture and then find out if he was okay. I promise this was staged...Matthew has entered the silly boy phase of life, complete with knock knock jokes.
All the same, we did head inside. To the land of pretend:
Nana brought costumes for the boys to play in. Our little pirate and superhero were hard at work after some fun in the snow.
Of course, Mommy needs a rest after all of this (the camera sure is heavy!), so lets the boys occasionally veg out with their new toy. Yes, a video game. Hopefully I won't let it turn into them writing with a strange combination of letters and numbers (CU L8R) or avoiding speech altogether in order to text one another. I figure a little Mario Party or Midnight Bowling never hurt anyone. In moderation. And look, they're sitting together without trying to turf one another out of the same chair. It's almost progress!
So yes, if we have to have winter, we might as well have snow. And imaginations, and a little electronic help every now and again!