We have had a bit of a phenomenon here lately. You see, it's snowing. Maybe not that much of a big deal to you (depending on where you reside) but to us here in WA, it's a pretty big deal. Usually, if it snows at all where we live, it snows and then melts within a few hours. Until a few days ago it had not snowed at all here this year. So... when it finally did snow, I was ecstatic! The boys were a whirlwind of activity and excitement.
|Shoveling all the snow into the wagon. They're so funny.|
I spent the entire day alternating between piling on the snow gear and sending them out to play, then peeling off soaking wet snow gear and warming them up with cocoa, cozy quilts and hugs. We figured it would all be gone by the afternoon so it was all about getting out there that day. They watched a few winter themed movies while warming up.
Apparently this one had about all the excitement he could handle that day. He fell asleep in the middle of a sentence.
Then we woke up the next morning and it was still snowing. Exciting, though a little odd. The boys were happy enough to play outside in this novelty again though.
They both came running inside looking for a carrot, a warm hat and a scarf. They were making a "surprise" for me to see. Grampa went outside and helped a little with the surprise too.
I was inspired by the fresh, pure white blanket and the quiet that always happens when the snow falls. I spent the day (when not being summoned to fix a glove, re-zip a jacket or scoop snow out of the back of a screeching little boys shirt) sewing and baking. It was a leisurely few days for us.
At around 5:30 this morning though, I woke up to this.
"Can we go out now please? I really wanna play! I promise we'll play quietly and not wake any neighbors up. Plleeaaaaseeee?!? Please Mom!" Finally, at 7:52 this morning, I let them loose. The air was charged with their electricity and excitement. Aiden held his little brothers arm across the boardwalk to Baba & Grampa's house, afraid he might get lost in the snow 'cause he's so little. Very sweet. :)
As I was making a pot of coffee and happily smiling out the window at it, I thought how much it reminded me of the crisp white sashing on the Little Apples quilt I showed you several days ago... The quilt I... Oh no! I did show them didn't I? I promised I would. I, I... (frantic searching through my blog)... I didn't show them! I can't believe it!... I'm such a jerk!
So, without further ado, here's the quilt I promised several days ago.
Hope you like it! I think it was worth waiting for. ;)
Now, I'm going to get a second cup of coffee and watch the snow fall while I do a little more sewing this morning.
Hope everyone has a great day!