As things like this always go, you spend 80% of the time preparing to go outside to play and 20% of the time actually playing. Fortunately, Noah's still in diapers, so we didn't have to worry about getting him all suited up only to find ourselves undressing him so that he could go to the bathroom. Finally, a plus for wearing diapers! Ryan and I broke out our old skiing and snowboarding gear, and I have to say, I was really craving those slopes again. It seems like a past life when we used to go on those adventures. Hopefully I'll get to blog about going again this winter. Anyone want to come?
Once we got outside, we plopped Noah down in the sled and pushed him down the itty bitty hill in our backyard. This sled also has a rope pull in the front of it, so Ryan pulled Noah around our yard while Kya ran circles around us. Noah LOVED it! What he did not like was the cold wind whipping his little cheeks, but even so, Noah really seems to enjoy himself.
After being pulled around the yard a few times, I decided to teach Noah one of the greatest things about being a kid - eating snow all you want without people looking at you like you're crazy! Of course I had to demonstrate how to do it, and I immediately realized that it must've been at least 4 years since I last tasted cold, delicious snow. I'm going to make it a priority to eat snow at least once every winter! Are you truly living if you're not eating snow?
Yes, that is Noah's Cozy Coupe frozen in the midst of the snowy backyard. OOPS! Can I blame that on Noah? Still too young to have to pick up his own toys? Ok, I'll take responsibility!
We were probably outside for maybe 10-15 minutes, and when we brought Noah inside, his cheeks were so perfectly pink. He seriously looks like a baby doll here!