Thursday, February 2, 2012

Eating Snow...and Sand.

This past Sunday we had a good amount of snow on the ground. So we bundled the girls up and took them outside. We all get cabin fever this time of year and try to get outdoors as often as possible. Plus it's a GREAT way to burn up all the toddler energy that is practically exploding out of our house right now! Vivian seemed to enjoy the snow a little more this time and Miriam was loving it, as usual!

Miriam's new favorite snow activity: eating. We have to remind her pretty often to only eat white, clean snow, not muddy, yucky snow. When we went to the library last week, we came home with There was a Cold Lady who Swallowed Some Snow. Perhaps this is the reason we were eating so much snow??? Miriam gave Vivian a bite. Vivian's reaction was something like we'd just fed her pickle juice. Too cold for her.


Vivian worked hard to pick up her "shovel"...

 ...But it's kinda tough to do without fingers. Or even hands, really.

So Mom helped. Vivi loved to scoop the snow around. 

Miriam raced around the front yard over and over again. With her tongue hanging out like that doesn't she remind you of a little puppy?

And they slept well that night!

But by Tuesday afternoon the snow had all melted and temps were in the 50s. Here? In January? We love it...but are starting to wonder about global warming after all!!!

So the girls went out again to play and race around. And Vivian got her favorite outdoor treat: sand. We know, it's gross. We try to stop her. But she loves the stuff and every second we're not looking at her, she's literally shoveling it into her mouth. Makes for some interesting diapers.

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