I was trimming Evie’s nails after her bath when she asked me if she could have paint on them too. Since it was already bed time, I said no and told her she would have to wait until tomorrow night. Her response? “Daddy will. Daddy’s always nice.”
Every year when the middle of December hits we get super busy at my job. All of a sudden we’re in a rush to get the end of year bookkeeping done and packing things up to start the new year. So, of course, this is when my children choose to get sick. I was feeling pretty cruddy all weekend due to a head cold and sinus pressure. Then Evie came down with a stomach bug Sunday night and Zach woke up with a stuffy head Monday morning. Even though I hated to do it, I called in sick Monday. With all three of us down there was just no point in trying.
Tuesday morning we woke up to snow, which had Zach all excited. Evie was still sick and the roads were pretty horrible so we ended up staying home again. Zach begged all day to go play in the snow but I couldn’t send him out on his own and I didn’t want to take Evie out so he had to wait. He was just dying to make a snowman (he’s been watching Frosty a lot!) so when Daddy finally got home I bundled him up and sent him outside.
I couldn’t stand not taking a few pictures, so I got my biggest coat and zipped Evie up inside it with me and went out with my camera. It was then that Hubby asked me how to make a snowman. Growing up in South Louisiana, he doesn’t exactly have a lot of experience with that. I tried to explain, but didn’t want to dig my own hands into the snow so we eventually gave up and found an alternative snow activity – sledding!
The only problem was that we don’t own a snow sled. Hubby suggested we use the lid from the garbage can in the garage and it actually worked out great. Zach (and Daddy) had a great time sliding down the hill in our yard. Evie was a little jealous, but there was no way I was letting her out into the cold. She kept twisting her head around so she could see them while I was trying to take pictures and videos of the boys.