The kiddos got their real first taste of New England weather in a very big way. Their very first blizzard was pretty amazing. We walked out onto the porch and it was covered in snow. The snow had drifted up all around the door and the windows. The snow was nearly higher than Andrew. It was really deep and so I was able to pick up Eva and drop her into the snow right from the porch safely. Same went for Andrew. They loved it. The kids had a bunch of fun throughout the morning and afternoon. Andrew absolutely loved the snow. He tried to eat it, walk around in it, and he laughed and laughed.
Allison, Eva and Andrew went up the street to visit with our neighbors who have little kids. They played in their front yard and that even included sledding. I picked up a sled for the kids the day before the blizzard because I knew that they would finally get a chance to do some sledding. Eva loved it so much.
I spent my time shoveling, and shoveling and shoveling. I made so many homeowner mistakes this year. Not cleaning up the leaves before the winter. Not buying a snowblower. And parking at the far end of the driveway and not at the top of the driveway. It took me all day and an additional hour after dinner to clear out the driveway and get the cars free. There is now a crazy amount of snow on either side of the driveway as well as in the back yard.
While I was shoveling Eva came out to “help” me. It is days like these when I wish the kids were 15 or 16 just for a few hours. Just for a couple of hours to help me shovel. I want them to remain kiddos for a long time enjoying everything that is out there for the first time.
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