Friday, January 4, 2013

Already Longing for Spring

Yeah...that's right, I said it. I am ready for Spring! Mainly because my kids are about to lose it if it doesn't warm up soon and we can spend our days outside. We spend the majority of the day outside when it's nice. Since we have been a little sickly this week, we haven't really gone outside to play much and yesterday they were both, yes even the baby, climbing the walls and getting into EVERYTHING! I was worn out by the time they went to bed at 9:00 but didn't fall asleep until around 11:00 because they were still very full of energy. Yesterday, I got smacked not once but twice in the face by Lightening McQueen, while lying on the floor playing with Carter the baby dropped a box of baby wipes on my head, and every pot and pan or anything within their reach was in the kitchen or living room floor. It's totally normal to walk thru your house and note a tea pitcher on the living room floor, right? I even have a cut under my eye that I can't explain. Needless to say, I slept pretty good last night. Well, 6 hours and that's good for me!  I got up early today (7:30) so I could shower and be good and awake for these boys today. Before I got out of the shower Carter was sitting "criss-cross-applesauce" on the mat in front of the shower watching me asking over and over for Fruity Pebbles. Fun times! Haha!

Outside play time is not the only reason that I am ready for Spring. I am just not a fan of the cold weather at all. Not that it gets unbearable here but it's just not my favorite. Why do you think we live here? I really hope that nobody thinks my husband took a transfer from Minneapolis to Memphis because Memphis is a safer and better place to live. Nope! The cold weather up there was a HUGE factor! It could have something to do with the night that we went to Walmart and it was -35 (yes there is a negative sign in front of the 3 and 5) with blizzard conditions. We had no groceries, ya'll! Well...my first mistake was that I wanted to look all cute like some kind of snow bunny so I was wearing some leggings and my UGGS with a long sleeve shirt and a jacket. BAD choice! So you can assume that the 60 mph wind felt like glass hitting my chicken legs in those thin pants. That's not all! I sneezed before we got out of the truck and my eyes watered a little. I closed my eyes while walking in because the wind and cold hurt so bad and what do you think happened? My eyes froze shut! I was freaking out in the entry of Walmart. With my strong southern accent I kept telling Brian, "I can't open my eyes!" Now they did thaw very, very quickly but that just isn't right! Your eyes should not freeze while walking into Walmart! That was the first time that I realized I was not loving a upper mid-western winter!  The seond time I realized it was a night that Brian was sick with a stomach bug. I volunteered to go get him some popsicles. I had NO idea it was supposed to snow. There were no watches, warnings or "breaking news" like we have here. I opened the garage and there was so much snow piled up in front of the garage. It was up to my knees. I suppose this is when these people break out the shovel or a snow plow but this girl closed the garage and went back in the house to make some J-E-L-L-O! If not for the winter, it is a perfect place. I can say that I have experienced it and survived it!

 I head back to work tomorrow! I hope that all of you enjoy your weekend! Stay warm.


This is me waiting in line in APRIL to de-ice so we could take off. CRAZY!

It's hard to believe that little sweet little boy smacked me with a car in the face twice yesterday! LOL!

9 comments:

  1. OMG that last sentence had me CRACKING up... Yes Wes is the EXACT same way... So sweet yet SO destructive. LOL

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  2. When you said you it smacked with Lightning McQueen, I thought surely it was Carter! Caleb is growing up too fast and summer cannot get here fast enough!!!!!!

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  3. I.WOULD.NEVER.SURVIVE.PERIOD.

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  4. OMG -35 degrees? And I thought NJ winters were bad! Have a good day!!

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  6. I am so ready for spring too! May can't come soon enough!

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  7. I'm going on a ski trip next weekend and then I'll definitely be ready for spring too! XO Jill

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  8. Little boys are so mean! I hope you had a great weekend at work! :)

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