This winter, I really want our family to embrace the season instead of hiding out and waiting for it to pass. After all, it does last about 4-5 months out of the year – we shouldn’t be wasting that time!
One thing we need to do is make sure we’re all prepared to spend time outside. We have everything Evan could ever need – two different winter jackets, splash pants, full-on snow pants, snow boots, and a variety of hats and mitts – but not so much for ourselves.
Last year, I invested in a decent pair of snow boots (and actually never wore them because it was unseasonably warm last year and we barely got any snow!), but I definitely need another layer for my legs (not sure if to do under- or outer-wear) and a good pair of heavy ski-type gloves. DH also needs some winter clothing.
So, any tips on what we need to stay warm out there? Any secrets (besides a thermos full of coffee and Bailey’s)?
Our first winter outing: feeding the ducks by the river.
It started snowing yesterday…
…and it pretty much hasn’t stopped. You can get a good idea of how much snow we have so far in this photo:
I’m loving the weather though – mostly because I get to stay inside and enjoy it from the warmth of our house with a cute (though sometimes screaming) baby in my arms.
Schools are closed already (yay for a snow day for the kids!), and the snow is supposed to continue to fall for the next few days. Hopefully things will clear up for my Mom’s arrival on Friday!