Before we welcome full on spring, I don't want to forget about our winter. The kiddos were very anxious to see some snow this year. Grayson barely remembered snow from our short move to upstate New York. She was only 5. Ben was only 1 so he had absolutely no recognition at all. One of the biggest things I missed about northern living was the seasons, which meant that my excitement level equally matched theirs. When we moved to Raleigh in May we were already basically in summer, the same as Florida - hot and muggy! We all enjoyed the break from the heat of the summer and the cooler nights that fall brought. The excitement of the holidays were over and we found ourselves waiting and waiting. Now what? Snow of course! Although we heard that the last couple years Raleigh did not get any snow. I was saying my little prayers that we could all experience it.
I was lucky that my prayers were answered! The meteorologist was calling for 8-12 inches. We ended up getting about 4inches of ice and another 4 of snow. It didn't matter, we had a neighborhood covered in white!
We all spent the next three days outside only taking breaks to warm up and dry out by the fire and grab something to eat. Then back at it outside. We have many different sledding hills around us, so many options.
We played and played until after a couple of days the snow started melting and we could start seeing the ground again.
That's it, 3 days of snow. 3 wonderful glorious days of snow !
I was so happy for tiny little answered prayers. I found my sunshine this winter when I was able to experience the magic of snow days, snow angels, ice hanging off of the tips of our gloves, but still not coming in, and of course drinking hot chocolate.
Most of all,
getting to experience all of this through their eyes,
Just like a kid again.