March 17, 2010

It's Finally Warming Up

I'm not a cold-weather person. I like snow on Christmas, but that's about it. Before our daughters were born, Hubby and I lived in a house with a gas fireplace. On cold days I liked to turn the fire on and curl up with a good book. We live in a house now with no fireplace and, quite frankly, no time to curl up with a book.
Thank goodness it's finally warming up. We don't go out much in the winter. When it snows, it's just too frigid here to play outside. But now it's time to get out of the house.
Yesterday we spent the afternoon drawing on the sidewalk with chalk. It's one of the messiest activities, but so much fun. The girls wanted me to draw a Hopscotch board for them, then spent a long time hopping around. They don't have the hang of, but it's their game, so it's their rules. Then we took a walk around the block to burn off more energy.
During the winter months, we tend to be sedentary. Now that it's warming up, we're looking for ways to get active again. We just bought a zoo membership and plan to take advantage of it. An hour or two here and there should be just what we need to get out of the house and have a good day.

5 comments:

MaryAnne said...

SO excited for springtime!

Angela said...

BTW my 13, 12 & 11 year old laughed and laughed at the skateboard comment! Thanks for the family laugh! Happy Spring!

Twin Musings said...

Can TOTALLY relate - living in the prairies of Canada :) Springtime means coming out of hiberation! Glad you were able to enjoy some sidewalk chalk and a walk around the neighbourhood - we are too starting to enjoy that and it is truly glorious to feel the breeze on your face and breathe in the fresh air! Enjoy every minute!

Quadmama said...

It snowed today :( But it's supposed to warm up again next week.

Brooke said...

I know exactly what you mean. We're so stir-crazy over here that we're already going to the park - and getting very muddy. Oh well. Spring is here!

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