Snow Day

October 29th, 2011

It snowed today.  Yes, we still live in Pittsburgh.   Yes, it’s still October.

If Josh and I were still a newly married couple with no children, we’d have glared out the window and then curled up on the couch with our books and maybe a mug of hot chocolate.

Instead, we gave in to the frenetic excitement of our three-year-old who was running laps around the living room and begging to go outside and “crunch the snow.”  We dug out our winter wear (discovering in the process that neither child has boots that fit them!), bundled up, and headed out.

Miss Mouse was ecstatic and busily began collecting as much of the pathetic dusting of snow as she could in her Halloween plastic pumpkin.  The fact that she wasn’t wearing gloves didn’t really slow her down.

Buggie on the other hand, reacted in much the same way that Miss Mouse did at his age: abject horror at the frozen particles falling from the sky.  Poor Buggie.

When we (and by “we” I mean Josh and I) had had enough of the slushy mess, we dragged Miss Mouse back inside by promising to make pumpkin cookies together.  Which we did.  She sat at the kitchen island, industriously mixing bowls of flour, kneading it purposefully into her Play Doh.  I strapped Buggie into his high chair with some veggie puffs and the two of them were happy as clams while I did the heavy lifting baking.

It was a blissful morning.  And may I just say: pumpkin cookies are awesome.

One response to “Snow Day”

  1. G'Mom says:

    So – is this when you ate the Playdough? snork….

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