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Week 4 (January 25th- 31st): Snow and snow and more snow

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After spending most of the winter with little to no snow, we finally had a big snow “event.” We got about 25 inches at our house on Monday night which resulted in no school Tuesday or Wednesday. Just what the kids were hoping for.

Caroline is working on building her tolerance to the cold.  She lasts about 10 minutes before wanting to go inside.  She loves the snow, hates the cold!

Caroline is working on building her tolerance to the cold. She lasts about 10 minutes before wanting to go inside. She loves the snow, hates the cold!

Liam loves the view from up here.   I am trying to prep them for our trip to Maine.  They have loads more snow than us!

Liam loves the view from up here. I am trying to prep them for our trip to Maine. They have loads more snow than us!

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Week 11 (March 9th – March 15th): Snuggle Bunnies

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Snuggling and Watching a Movie

Snuggling and Watching a Movie

How to remedy a cold March afternoon:

1. Admit you don’t feel like doing anything.
2. Grab a blanket.
3. Grab a couple of snuggly-warm kids.
4. Turn on a ninja movie.
5. Enjoy.

Week 8 (February 16th-February 22nd): It’s Not That Bad

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So….visiting Maine in February has reminded me that we don’t have it that bad on Long Island. We spent less than 4 days in Maine. Great weather when we arrived. Beautiful on the day we left. The two full days we had in between–snow! And not just a “dusting.” The best part of it was remembering that life does go on when it snows. Not at all like out on Long Island where even the outlet malls close for stormy weather.

The temperature was brutal. I won’t lie to you about that. Nana introduced Caroline to the time and temperature number and she was thrilled to dial it up and report the temperature to me. There’s only so many times a day that you want to hear that the temperature is 14 degrees!

But still, we played outside in the massive snowbanks and thawed out by the radiators when the kids had had enough. And after a short but fun visit, we returned home to find most of our snow was gone followed by an (admittedly usually) warm weekend. Nothing like the tease of a warm day to make you dream of spring!

Mountain climbing!

Mountain climbing!

The gentlest game of King of the Hill ever!

The gentlest game of King of the Hill ever!

I tried really hard not to get mad when they knocked snow on to my neatly shoveled walkway.

I tried really hard not to get mad when they knocked snow on to my neatly shoveled walkway.

A few days later, back home, not a coat in sight

A few days later, back home, not a coat in sight

Caroline, who likes the cold and snow least out of any of us, is more than ready for warmer days!

Caroline, who likes the cold and snow least out of any of us, is more than ready for warmer days!