We don’t typically get a lot of snow here in Kansas, so when we do, we make the most of it. This year, in particular, we had’t gotten a big snow yet…until Saturday. I don’t know what the final accumulation was but I would guess we got 4-6 inches, which is a lot for us. Luckily, we were still able to have Edyn’s birthday party (more on that later) minus some family members who couldn’t travel to get here. Then yesterday church was cancelled so we met some friends at “the hill” to go sledding! Those of you who are moms know that getting your children ready for wintertime outdoor activities is quite a process. And if you are a mother of young children, who still can’t do it all themselves, it is even more of a feat. So after digging through closets and tubs to find all of the gear, trying it all on to see what can still fit the different children (and making things that are really probably too small fit anyway), dressing in layers, bundling up, and making a Wal-Mart run for snow boots for the oldest, we finally made it and I was already pooped out. The hard work of getting ready paid off quickly as I watched the girls happily sled down the hill over and over. I even got to take a few runs with them too!
And check out Ellasyn’s toothless grin! If you follow me on Instram (@janaemettling or @brighsunshinydays) you saw that she lost her 1st tooth on Saturday night. I later found out that it was National Tooth Fairy Day that day-how fitting! It worked out perfectly that we received our tooth fairy pillow in the mail that day! She was so excited! It was a fun moment around here but also just another sign of how quickly she is growing up, which will never be easy to get used to!
After a couple of hours we headed home for lunch and hot chocolate. And I saw this in the laundry room.
Once again, more work, but so worth it for the fun they had and the memories made!