Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Nothing new here.  You know, another winter storm, a few minor holidays, the last of this winter's colds (knock on wood).  Do not let the presence of green in any of the above photographs mislead you into thinking that we celebrated Saint Patrick's Day.  There was nothing green.  No green food, no green clothing, as my children pointed out to me on this morning after Saint Patrick's Day.  Not that I have anything against the holiday, but it's just somehow never on my radar.  I was always that kid who forgot to wear green.  Besides, these days I'm too busy (unsuccessfully) willing spring into being.

The children have gotten really good at going out in the snow.  They get geared up and out the door without me having to do much more than zip up their coats, their mittened hands being too clumsy.  As long as they're well bundled, they stay outside for at least an hour, digging and eating snow and that sort of thing.  Popcorn and hot chocolate is the chosen snack of snow days, and I'm not naming any names, but I always find a few kernels of popcorn on the bottom of a certain small boy's cup of cocoa.

And speaking of cold things, we saw Frozen this weekend, and it was really good!  I haven't seen a Disney movie in ages, but I have had two little girls serenading me, one another, and any other sentient being with Frozen songs for many weeks now (they went to see the movie with our neighbors when the twins were teeny newborns).  After a full week of living my daily life to the soundtrack of Frozen, we moved the cd player into the girls' room so they could enjoy it in a more... quiet venue?  But seriously, it was a cute movie, and even my sensitive kiddos loved it.

I'm making guesses as to what type of shoe wear will be required for the next few days.  Snowboots, rain boots, and then please please please sandals by Saturday?  Yes?  Spring equinox, pleas work your magic.

6 comments:

Margo said...

okay, good to know Frozen was a good movie! Should see if I could get it for my kids. We put the cd player in their room because I was SO TIRED of Mary Poppins on repeat :) Before that, it was Sound of Music (wait, have I said that before on your blog already? I apologize for my brain).

Rosie said...

I'm also VERY thankful for snow gear independence this winter - I'll be more thankful when it's warm enough that the kids can go outside without a million layers, but it really is so lovely just watching them frolic in the snow :)

Adele said...

Margo, glad to hear I'm not the only parent to pull that one (and I'm putting both of those movies on the short list of replacement soundtracks, because I think I am ready for some variety!).

Adele said...

Rosie, I agree! And then when the big kids dress the little ones--it just doesn't get better than that!

Michelle said...

Patrick and I just watched Frozen together, too! Never gets old. Let's all do a singalong soon.

One and Doll said...

Everytime I read your description "5 little ones" I am awed. Your blog posts have started to be a little bit more raw- and still with your hopefilled joy and loveliness. . . love to you, Ben and all yours!