Literally woke up to it. Because Jon came into the room while I was still sleeping and said "It's snowing, there's like 3 inches out there and it's still coming down!" And I responded all groggily "What? No way." And that's how our morning started. No "Happy Anniversary Honey!" or "Gosh these 7 years have been like heaven on earth!" Not even a "Can you imagine if we had woke up to this on our wedding day 7 years ago?" Because, well we both kinda forgot. Until my mother-in-law texted me later in the morning with well wishes. I quickly glanced at my phone and slapped my forehead. Doh! Later I called Jon at work and yelled "Happy Anniversary!" There was a long pause, I could hear him moving papers and then a "Ohhh yeah..." He totally looked at his calendar too.
So yeah, happy 7 years to us!! Haha, lest you think we are totally daft and out of love, we do have a super-special-sumptin'-sumptin' planned for later this week. And neither of us COMPLETELY forgot the big day, we just didn't realize it was Monday, or something like that. We'll more than make up for it this coming week, I promise!
|It took 20 minutes to get him dressed. He stayed outside for a whopping 10.|
|Jack immediately requested hot cocoa when he came back in the house.|
|Can you tell he added the whipped cream unsupervised?|
|These two really love to be outside!|
|It was a little too cold for me this day, so apparently Jude decided to move the sandbox closer to mom in the house...|
|Don't let the spring jacket fool you, it's the only coat we can get him to wear. He calls it his "princess coat" and I have no idea why!|
|It kills me that she knows how to handle a lawn mower.|
|It wasn't warm this day either, but our anti-coat boy didn't seem to notice.|
|The hair helps keep the sun out of her eyes.|
|Mud up to his eyebrows.|
I was totally prepared today though and warned them very sternly to stay away from the rain barrel. Being the obedient children they are, they simply rounded the corner and found a rain gutter overflowing with melting snow. Kids, they're so resourceful.
But you know what? I don't even care anymore. All the water that the boys pretended was a stream for their stick boats, a waterfall for their army men or a giant chocolate fountain ... meant that the snow was disappearing. It melted so fast this afternoon it almost sounded like we lived next to a gurgling brook. And the sun shone for a few good hours. And the weatherman promises more sunny days ahead. Not that I put much stock in the weatherman these days. But I hold on to hope. And that's pretty much what spring is all about!